Atlanta Hawks 2018-2019 player preview: Omari Spellman
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By Greg Willis

In advance of the 2018-2019 NBA season, the Peachtree Hoops crew will preview each player on the current roster. The sixth installment breaks down rookie big man Omari Spellman.

With all of the changes the Atlanta Hawks made during the summer of 2018, fans are certainly looking forward to seeing all three of the team’s first round draft selections in action in this season. Though he was the third of those three first round picks, selected with the 30th and final pick of the first round, Omari Spellman brings a profile and skill set that translates well to the style of game played in the NBA today.

After a redshirt freshman season, Spellman played an integral role on a Villanova team that won 36 games en route to yet another national championship for the Wildcats. He started 39 games at center, led the team in rebounding and blocked shots while scoring 10.9 points per game and shooting 43.3% from the three point line. While there are question marks about some aspects of his game, Spellman is a a prototype NBA stretch big with the size to play the four and five spots while being a natural perimeter...

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