My Past Scouting Report On Marcus Smart
I just love is overall talent, advanced skill level, and very high basketball I.Q. The game comes very easy to him, and he has a knack for making the right play at the right time. He's also tough, versitile, a winner, and can play multiple positions, but will most likely have more success as a point guard, where he can have the ball in his hands to be a great playmaker, passer, and decision maker. I think that he will also surprise people with his underated athleticism, strength, and ability to utilize very good footwork, balance, and bodycontrol when posting up and attacking defenders off the dribble. I think he'll catch nba scouts attention with his craftiness and ability the play the game of basketball the right way and in a very efficitient manner that will lead to many wins for the oklahoma state cowboys
- Can he play the point guard position at a high level in the NBA?
- Is he a star or is he just a great role player?
- He's a very efficient ballhandler who only dribbles with a needed purpose. But does he have the ball handling creativity and instincts to break down any defense and get to anywhere he needs to get to on the court ( Like Kyrie Irving or like Steve Nash )
- Will his lack of explosive athleticism hurt his abiliy to be a dynamic shot creator and shot maker in the NBA or will his craftiness, good footwork, balance, and bodycontrol stll allow him to be a very effective scorer in the NBA?
Best Case Scenario: Dwayne Wade ( less athletic )
Wost Case Scenario: Dominique Jones With A Jumpshot
My Past Scouting Report On Lorenzo Brown
I've been a big fan of lorenzo brown, after getting a chance to watch him play in highschool. And in my opinion the young man has an extremely bright future playing the point guard position in the NBA. First and foremost, he brings alot to the table as a future pro, with very good and very deceptive athleticism, he's shows the potential to develop into a very good decision maker ( he's very unselfish and he plays with poise and patience ), and he seems like he has a very high basketball I.Q. He also has a very high all around skill level, combined with great ball handling and passing skills, and the size at 6'5 to be a mismatch problem when playing the point guard position. And when he's playing at his best, the game of basketball just comes very easy to him. In my opinion he's the one point guard in college who has the most potential and upside. and I'm excited to see how him and rodney purvis will compliment one another when playing together in the backcourt. And because of Lorenzo's overall talent, potential, and upside, It won't surprise me if he becomes the first point guard taken in this year's draft
- He's at his best when he consistently challenges himself to make good decisions with the ball in his hands, but he's obviously still going through the process of learning the necessay nuances that's needed to consistently play the point guard position at a very high level
- He's a very streaky decision maker, where at times he takes very good care of the ball and makes very good decisions, than at times he's very loose and careless with the basketball which leads to unnacessary turnovers for him
- He shows the potential to develop into a very athetic and very creative finisher around the rim, but he also needs to get stronger with-in his upperbody and lowerbody, because at times he struggles to maintain the balance that's needed for him to finish lay-ups through contact
- He's needs to be a more aggressive shot creator for himself and teammates. Because of the athleticism and creativity he posesses within his ball handling and passing ability. He will always have the opportunity to get to anywhere he wants to get on the court. Which will give him numerous oppotunities to create scoring opportunities for himself or his teammates
Best Case Scenario: Rod Strickland
Wost Case Scenario: Reece Gaines or Kenny Satterfield
NBA scouts think very highly of both of these players. And I think Lorenzo Brown has more potential as a point guard because of his very good athleticism, size, creativity, great passing skills, and great ball handling skills. But I think that Marcus Smart great combination of mental and physical toughness will definately make him a better pro.
i think the dwayne wade comparison is perfect for him..good call on that 1
Guys who had been compared to DWade in recent year, and plays from not that to absolutely not similar..
Tyreke, Jrue Holiday, OJ Mayo, Derrick Rose, John Wall..ect ect....please STOP IT!
and talking about those too, i was one of those who were yelling that Lorenzo is underrated, but at this point of the season i am abosulutelly on Smart bandwaggon, he looks something special and rare for me..
Marcus Smart reminds me of Randy Livington before the knee injury....Livingston played 12 seasons in the nba on a gimpy knee....Despite the bad knee, teams loved how he ran an offense...People still talk about how great he might've been if he didnt have knee problems...
Smart dominated Brown in their meeting,Brown was considered the best point guard prospect in the nation,but Smart made him look average....
That's a very decent comparison for marcus, but alot fans on this sight may have not gotten to see randy play before he had his knee injuries.
Also marcus smart did out play lorenzo, but you can't let one bad game dictate how good a player is or how good a player will become. Lorenzo is very talented so I'm sure he will have more good games where he plays well. But I've always thought that marcus was the better player and better future pro. But to keep it real if Lorenzo Brown develops properly as far as turning his weaknesses into strenghts. He has the potential to be a dynamic pro point guard with alot more upside that Marcus Smart.
Marcus Smart reminds me of Doc Rivers, once very likable player playing for the Atlanta Hawks, now of course the successful coach of the Boston Celtics.