Jakob Poeltl

Jakob Poeltl (TOR) – “JP

(USA TODAY Sports)
(USA TODAY Sports)


TORCenter: 7’0, 230 lbs; 2nd year, Utah

NBA Role: defensive-minded center • UnderDOG

7-foot center Jakob Poeltl is a talented shot-blocking prospect in the middle; during his two years at Utah, Poeltl served as Larry Krystowiak’s designated watch dog, fully embraced his role as rim protector – unlike a ton of young prospects, Poeltl’s translatable skills are yielding solid minutes so far; offensively, Poeltl gets buckets by flashing down the lane with short Js, midrange shots, and staying active in the paint; below average wingspan; generating offense after screening, as well as hitting a consistent 15-18 footer, is Poeltl’s primary priority; Dwane Casey’s sleeper cell in 2018?

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Shot: TBD.

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 71


Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 3.1 points/game, 3.1 rebounds/game, 53% FG
  • Pac-12 Player of the Year (2016)