Mbakwe tries to catch someone's eye at NBA draft combine

  • Article by: Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 17, 2013 - 7:23 AM

The former Gopher has moved on to the next stage in his life, trying to make it as an undersized NBA power forward.

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fwallenMay. 17, 13 6:49 AM

He can have a nice career with the right team, which will use him as a situational player off the bench. He can energize a team. He's got to keep his nose clean. He won't be a star, so one misstep and he will be gone.

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zyxwvuMay. 17, 13 6:53 AM

the free ride is over, might have to figure out how to work for a living.

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matthewJamesMay. 17, 13 7:23 AM

A long shot, but can be used as a strong guy coming off the bench and get some rebounds where no one on the team can get.

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kev5115May. 17, 13 9:22 AM

I wish Trevor nothing but the best but I think he'll be playing over seas someplace.

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hjlazniMay. 17, 13 9:40 AM

Show the experts the film of his game against Indiana and Zeller at Williams.

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Dares1May. 17, 1311:11 AM

Weakest hands for a big man I have ever seen. He will be unable to wrestle away a rebound from another NBA-caliber player. I agree with kev5115, overseas is where you will find Trevor.

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kraemer1May. 17, 1311:12 AM

Bigger picture, he had some errors in judgment and some injuries but he has become a good young man and unlike many, he has his degree. He is well prepared to work for a living, whether it is in basketball or not.

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orvestaMay. 17, 13 2:43 PM

No chance whatsoever in the NBA. Overseas guaranteed. All those games he walked back on defence? Oh yeah... that surely will impress somebody. - - - The wrong way.

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garagewineMay. 17, 13 5:53 PM

"Weakest hands for a big man I have ever seen. He will be unable to wrestle away a rebound from another NBA-caliber player."---Take a look around the NBA. It has gotten pretty soft. I'm having a hard time imagining a lot of NBA players who could wrestle a rebound away from him.

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kinnickMay. 17, 13 6:51 PM

Good luck to you,even if you have to go over seas for awhile.Yes you made some mistakes growing up,your biggest mistake was actually playing for clueless Tubby Smith.

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