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1 - Darius Johnson-Odom

Marquette 

  • Birthday: 9/28/89
  • NBA Position: Shooting Guard
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-3
  • Wt: 212
  • Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
  • High School: Wakefield HS
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Overall

87

2012
Mock:  55

NBA Comparison: Allen Ray

Strengths: Experienced lefty with a decent skill-set for the shooting guard position in the NBA ... Good open-court speed ... Runs hard in transition ... Uses speed to create easy opportunities for himself ... Solid athlete with good leaping ability ... Makes up in part for his lack of height with a strong, Gilbert Arenas-type frame and a 6'6" wingspan ... Moves well without the basketball ... Always looking to rotate to an open position on the perimeter where his teammates can find him ... Has been one of the better spot up shooters in college basketball over the last few years ... Also has a deadly step-back jumper, which allows him to create a little space for himself off the dribble if he needs to ... Adequate in isolation situations ... Has a quick first-step and basic ball-handling skills, though he's clearly more comfortable 15-25 feet away from the basket ... Solid defender ... Uses his strength well against bigger players ... Good, unselfish passer ... Generally won't take a lot of bad shots ... High basketball IQ ... Strong leadership qualities ... Has experience playing hard on a winning program with Marquette over the last three years ... A great overall teammate ...

Weaknesses: Only stands 6'2" and lacks the point guard skills to play the position full-time ... Was uncomfortable around the rim in college, and will likely see even less success there in the NBA against bigger players ... Solid passing ability and he moves the ball well, but he won't (or at least shouldn't) be asked to create for his teammates off the dribble ...

Overall: Johnson-Odom has good role-playing potential in the NBA ... Ideally, he'll play the two-guard off the bench and look to spot-up on the perimeter where his lack of size won't be as much of an issue ... He may struggle defensively (even in this role) but his high basketball IQ, wingspan and strong frame could keep him from being a liability ... If he impresses in workouts and a team believes his catch-and-shoot ability, he could land in the second round ...

Notes: Measured 6'2.5 (in shoes) 214 lbs, with a 6'6 wingspan at the 2011 Kevin Durant Skills Academy.

Tyler Ingle 6/4/12

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