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50 - DeAndre Kane

Iowa St. 

  • Birthday: 6/10/89
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-4
  • Wt: 200
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • High School: The Patterson School (NC)
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

86

2014
Mock:  53

NBA Comparison: Mardy Collins

Strengths: Strong, aggressive combo guard with good court vision ... Has the ability to play off the ball, though has been running the point admirably during his last two years in college ... Good athlete, tenacious rebounder for a guard ... Can grab a defensive rebound and run the break, very adept at attacking the rim ... Uses body and balance to fight through contact, goes at opponents and still tends to get shots up even when fouled ... Able to use change of speed to create opportunities for himself, has been a major part of his teams offense throughout his college career ... Efficiency has improved since moving up to a major conference, percentages have improved across the board ... Even with a slight dip in assists, his turnovers have dropped significantly, a little below a 2:1 ratio for the season ... Very tough, has battled through being hurt and still managed to play well ... Accepted a major leadership role on a new team, showing skills as a communicator and a positive attitude since arriving at Iowa St. from Marshall ... Very adept to mismatches, not afraid to post up smaller opponents and good at picking apart bigger, slower defenders ... Has been one of the better defensive rebounding guards in the nation as a senior ... Has cut down fouls as a senior as well, uses feet well on defense ... Strong body, good hands makes him difficult to get by when he is on the ball ... Very experienced and has played a huge number of minutes during his college career

Weaknesses: Will be 25 a few weeks before the NBA Draft, not many prospects have been drafted at his age. Skeptics will point to the fact that he's beating up on players on average 4-5 years younger than himself and in many cases not fully developed physically ... Very streaky shooter, not really a major threat from past mid range ... Despite getting to the line quite often, has not been a good FT shooter, has never surpassed 65% in a season ... Attitude has improved, though led the nation in technical fouls as a freshman and sophomore, getting 7 each season, will that lead to possible attitude concerns? ... Decision making has improved, though with still a fairly high number of TOs committed, questions may arise over his ability to run the point at the NBA level ... Focus sometimes comes into question defensively, questions as to whether he can keep up with guards at the NBA level ... Interesting to see whether his numbers will be effected as Big 12 conference play progresses, as his percentages have taken a slight dip early in the season, especially his assist:turnover ratio

Notes: Redshirted and played his first three season of college basketball at Marshall ... Gained immediate eligibility at Iowa State as a graduate transfer ... Was a high school teammate of NBA player DeJuan Blair ... Provides versatility for his position and has seemed to have really matured through his last few seasons ... Despite his age, his impressive ability to run the PG at the Big 12 level, as well as his major importance to his team are garnering him NBA attention ... His age more than likely stops him from going much higher than the late second round ... Should have an opportunity to be drafted, or get training camp looks as he has intriguing size and skill set at either guard position

Michael Visenberg 1/30/14

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