Justice Etindarg is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. As a native of San Jose, Etindarg was rated the 3rd best high school player in the nation by ScoutsPro.net. Rated the 8th best collegiate player in the nation of 2012 by ESPN, Justice decided to forgo his last 2 seasons as a Blue Devil and enter the 2013 NBA draft. He was drafted 5th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers. As a sophomore in college, Etindarg averaged 18.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.3 steals, and 4.4 blocks per game. He red shirted his freshman year of college because of a fractured ankle he sustained during practice. During his sophomore season however, he led his team to the NCAA Final Four but ultimately lost to the Kentucky Wildcats.
Etindarg stands 6 feet 8 inches and plays the role of small forward. His wing span of 7 feet 6 inches combined with his 43 inch vertical leap allows him to grab rebounds over defenders with ease. Justice’s long wing span also makes him a threat in the paint for incoming players looking to score. Standing still with his arms in the air, his reach is measured at 7 feet 8 inches. His ability to move on the court and play defense makes him a great defender. As stated by Michael Jordan, “This kid really gets in your head because of his defense. The way he sticks to you makes it impossible get anywhere past him. I’d hate to be guarded by him.” His long length also makes him a great offensive player. He is able to run past his defenders with his speed and long strides. Justice’s ability to grab offensive rebounds and put them in the basket has kept college coaches stumped on how to stop him. He was given the nickname "Can't Get Past Me," because of his ability to guard the paint and other players.