Selected No. 10 by the Indiana Pacers
College: Fresno State
NBA Position: Small Forward
Hometown: Palmdale, CA
High School: Pete Knight
NBA Comparison: Jamario Moon
Strengths: Very good explosive athlete, silky smooth. Soft touch. Great rebounder. Produced more this season than last, with less MPG. Missed only 12 FTs this season (91%). Good defender, quick feet, good athlete, long arms. Finishes well, but only sometimes with the left hand. Sets his feet quickly for jump shots. Plays well off the dribble. Savvy under the hoop while trying to finish. Capable of stopping and popping.
Weaknesses: Why was Fresno State so bad this season with two first round picks on the roster? Needs to learn the facilitation game better (1/1 A/TO ratio). Sometimes disappears in games, but that might be because he is always under control. Had a bad shooting season sophomore year, 43% FG and 36% 3PT, both significantly down from last season. More attention from defenses lead to a poor shooting season, although he produced more with rebounds, assists, steals, and FT%. Does not move well without the ball. Relies on his right hand. Awkward jump shot. Needs to add weight.