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31 - Amu Saaka

Furman 

  • Birthday: 5/8/88
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 210
  • Hometown: Decatur, GA
  • High School: Columbia
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Overall

88

NBA Comparison: Devean George

Strengths: A potential sleeper lurking in the Southern Conference … Talented small forward playing in relative obscurity at Furman ... Long arms and solid leaping ability give him intriguing physical attributes … Makes some high flying plays around the rim … His biggest asset is his all around athleticism and potential … Shows decent potential as a scorer … Solid jump shooter, particularly off the catch and shoot. Squares to the basket, gets good lift and shows solid form with good follow through … Also shows some range knocking down 40-110 3p as a junior (36%) ... Plays with a good pace ... Gives solid effort defensively. Long arms allow him to disrupt opponents and give him an edge on the boards (7.2 rpg) ... Free throw shooting has shown improvement (54% to 70%) ...

Weaknesses: Needs to gain experience against a higher level of competition … Unproven, it’s difficult to impress scouts and gain recognition playing at smaller schools such as Furman where the competition level is not as great … Shot selection needs to show improvement. Tends to force shots with defenders crowding him ... Must work at freeing himself and recognizing when shots are being contested ... Ball handling shows some promise but remains a work in progress. Needs to get lower on his dribble … Passing also needs work. Too careless with his passing … Release on his shot is a little slow, allowing defenders to collapse on him … Doesn’t get ahead of himself or try to force things too much, but could be a little more aggressive attacking the basket … Needs to work on consistency. He should be putting up 15-20 points on a nightly basis instead of a high number of off games (9 single digit games) ...

Notes: A 22 year old senior who averaged 15 ppg last season ...

Aran Smith 9/13/10

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