Why no love for Demetri McCamey ?
I really think he should be ranked higher, specially with the weak class of PG this year. He should be #2 PG behind Wall, and I think he is good enough to warrant a lottery selection. The guy reminds me so much of Andre Miller (He reminds me of Deron Williams as well,but he probably wont reach Deron's ceiling). He is 2nd in the nation in Assist showing good court vision and passing ability, hes improved his 3 point shot, and he is solid defensive player. Not to mention he has SG size at 6'3 220lbs. If im a team such as Grizzlies or Pacers who needs PG depth I would take a look at him in the 1st round.
(Sorry if its hard to read the stats, I just copied and paste it)
Deron Williams Career Stats at Illinois
YR MIN PTS REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF FG% FT% 3P%
2003 27.1 6.3 3.0 4.5 1.8 2.46 1.4 .2 2.4 .426 .533 .354
2004 33.9 14.0 3.2 6.2 2.5 2.47 1.0 .3 2.3 .408 .787 .394
2005 33.7 12.5 3.6 6.8 2.8 2.42 1.0 .2 2.1 .433 .677 .364
Demetri McCamey's Career Stats Illinois
YR MIN PTS REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF FG% FT% 3P%
2008 27.3 8.2 2.9 3.3 2.5 1.32 .5 .1 1.5 .364 .627 .340
2009 30.6 11.5 2.6 4.6 2.4 1.88 .9 .2 1.5 .411 .764 .313
2010 34.5 15.1 3.6 7.1 3.4 2.07 1.5 .1 2.5 .454 .707 .341
Their strikingly similar, not just in stats, but the way they play and the way they are built physically.
No way...He is too slow and can't shoot. He is not good enough/doesn't have the upside to be a first round pick. He is a good passer, but so was Marcus Williams.
I like Mccamey alot. I dont think he will get drafted in the 1st round...but if he gets drafted in the 2nd, he could be a real steal. He's not a dominant athlete, but he is a good passer, solid mid range shooter, big and strong. He does look a little like Williams in college...a little ironic you should make that comparison as they both went to Illinois :) but theres no way he's going to be as good in the pros. I think he has the makings of a solid backup guard though.
He is very slow...He's going to have a tough time guarding pg's in the NBA. I've seen him play numerous times...He's not 1st round material. Deal with it. He's a poor man's Marcus Williams. And that is nothing to brag about.
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don't know. Have not seen him play this year. What about Armon Johnson, Terrico White, and Mickhail Torrance. Where does he fit with those guys. Yes, Wall is first but I don't see McCamey as being second, not with Johnson, White, and Torrance still available. Maybe behind White, but like i said I have not seen him play this year, so why should I put him ahead of torrence, yet, behind White?
And no, i do not see him getting drafted in the first round.
Jason Thompson came out of nowhere a couple years back.
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IMO he is going to be the steal of the draft. He is just a stable point guard that makes the right play at the right time. Kinda reminds me of Derek Fisher.
I love the Andre Miller comparison. Like I like that comparison ALOT. After seeing the success less athletic but good playmaking PG's are enyoing like Stephen Curry, Deron Williams (yes, he's made nice dunks, but not more than mediocre athletically) and Andre Miller have been enjoying I see no reason McCamey can't be a good starter in the NBA.
He's very strong, showed that he is a true PG after playing off the ball for his 1st 2 seasons, is a better shooter than his stats suggest (especially off the dribble in the mid-range area), and he is a decent enough defender to not be a liability. He needs to work on his attitude though and get consistent 3-point shooting ability. I would take him in the 1st round easily if I needed a starting PG who at worst would be a great backup. He's the 2nd best PG in this draft. He probably wont be a 1st rounder if he stays in, which sucks because he's worthy of it IMO
I do think he can be a top 15 pick though if goes back to school, because he'll be the leader of a team I think could make an Elite 8 or even Final 4 run.
Don't compare a guy who led Illinois to the NCAA title game to one who has led them to the NIT. Huge difference. Also, by the time Williams was a junior, his conditioning was much better than that of McCamey.
The big reason why McCamey has not become a widely regarded prospect is his inconsistency. He is inconsistent in his effort, in his conditioning, and in his production. I think McCamey could one day have a career in the NBA, and possibly a pretty good one, but I don't think there are a ton of teams who are going to want to spend a first round pick on a guy who suffers such violent swings in his play. Plus, if a team takes a player in the second round, it is to round out a roster. It makes no sense to have guys coming off the bench who give inconsistent effort. If he returns to Illinois for his senior year and shows up in shape playing up to his potential every night for both halves of games, not only will Illinois be a possible top ten team but he could play himself into a first round pick.