C.J. McCollum

College: Lehigh

Birthday: 09/19/1991

NBA Position: PG

Class: Senior

Ht: 6-3.25

Wt: 197

WSPN: 6-6.25

Reach: 8-0.5

Hometown: Canton, OH

High School: Glen Oak High School

DRAFTED NO. 10 OVERALL BY THE PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS

Ceiling: Sam Cassell

Basement: Jarrett Jack

NBA Comparison: George Hill

 

Strengths:

  • Quick
  • Strong
  • Basketball IQ
  • Scoring Combo Guard
  • Good Shooter
  • Improved Play-Maker
  • Quality Ball-Handler
  • Rebounds Position

Weaknesses:

  • Undersized For The Two
  • Point Guard Skills
  • Small School Prospect

Analysis:

As far as pure point guards go McCollum is not going to be at the top of the list, but he is improving in that department. He has the court awareness and ball-handling to set the offense and lead a team, but on a team lacking elite scoring talent he is asked to carry that load. Watching McCallum play you see he has the speed and shiftiness to score in a multitude of ways. He can get into the paint and has enough size to score over bigger defenders. His shooting balances the attack for McCollum making him one of the most complete scores in college basketball. McCollum has more value as a point guard still developing his skills and instincts verses being another undersized shooting guard.

An under-looked aspect of his game is that McCollum is one of the best guard rebounders in the country. He has a nose for the ball and is not afraid to crash in the paint with the big men.

11/11/2011

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