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3 - Eric Maynor

VCU 

  • Birthday: 6/11/87
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-3
  • Wt: 164
  • Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
  • High School: Westover
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Overall

93

2009
Mock:  20

NBA Comparison: Derek Harper/Eric Snow

Strengths:
Crafty point guard with a winning pedigree ... Single-handedly led VCU to national prominence after taking over the PG reigns his sophomore year ... Fearless performer in the clutch, stepping up in the biggest moments of the biggest games ... Despite being a one man show, rarely settled for quick forced shots or made teammates outcasts ... Extremely patient on the offensive end, allowing plays to unfold- no predetermined decisions ... Tremendous basketball IQ and understanding of court geometry ... Shows good court vision and ability to find the open man, averaging over 6 assists per contest in the 08-09 season ... Utilizes the change of pace dribble as well as anyone in this draft class, lulling defenders to sleep and blowing by them ... A master of getting into the paint off the bounce, either finishing well at the rim or getting to the FT line where he is very efficient ... Shot 82% from the stripe as a Senior, which is efficient ... Has an amazing ability to convert difficult shots ... Very tricky around the rim, shooting from odd and angles with the ability to adjust in midair ... Despite slight frame, shows deceptive strength finishing well through contact ... Possesses deep range on jumper (39% as a junior and 36% as a senior.) Has a solid mid-range and step back jumper as well ... Excellent hands on defense, averaging 1.7 steals per game his senior season ... Considered a high character guy and has the advantage of 4 years of college experience under his belt ...

Weaknesses:
Not a top level athlete ... Foot speed and explosiveness are not optimal ... Extremely light at 164 lbs, whether he can add weight is a big question mark ... Gives the appearance of being heavy footed, lacking burst on his first step ... Was not forced to compete against upper echelon athletes on a regular basis in the mid-major CAA ... NBA will be a huge step up in class athletically, as well as size and strength ... Turnovers are a concern. Against top competition was very careless with the ball racking up some massive turnover totals (10 at Rhode Island, 7 vs. New Mexico and 8 at Oklahoma) ... This could be a product of team quality, as he was forced to supply a large majority of his team's offense ... Gets too fancy with passes at times, looking for the spectacular. Settles for too many jumpers when switched against a big in pick and roll situations ... Not a natural shooter. Lacks elevation on jumper, almost shooting a set shot from three ... Low release point and slow delivery from behind the arc ... Can be lax on the defensive side of the ball - has a tendency to take plays off on defense if his offense isn't flowing ... Will turn 22 in June and improved shooting stroke.

Notes: Scored team's final 9 points in 2007 CAA Championship game to overcome late 5 point deficit ... Hit game winning pull up jumper to defeat Duke in opening round of 2007 NCAA Tournament ...

Adam Ganeles - 5/30/2009

Strengths: Heady playmaker who excels in pressure situations ... Proved what a clutch performer he is in the 2006-07 Colonial Conference title game and first round upset of Duke in which he hit the game winning shot ... A fierce competitor who never backs down and always gives his all ... Has excellent size and good speed and athleticism for the NBA point guard position ... Excels at driving to the basket and dishing or using floaters to score ... Has good body control and does a solid job of creating fouls and getting to the line ... Has assumed a larger offensive role with the team in his junior year ... Can knock down 3 pointers and mid-range jumpers with regularity ... Has really worked hard at his shooting, (hitting 42% as a junior) ... A true leader, an essential quality for a point guard ... Does a good job of turning his shoulder to get by defenders ... A pest defensively both on and off the ball ... Does an excellent job of protecting the ball and making smart passes. Limits his turnovers, as reflected by his 2-1 a/to ratio, his a/to ratio as a sophomore was a whopping 3-1 ... Has excellent passing ability with quick reads and great vision ... Feeds the post well and lays the ball up exquisitely on ally oops ... Has great accuracy on his passing consistently dropping the ball on a dime ... Beginning to really understand the nuances of the position, controlling tempo, spacing offensively to find passing lanes, and running the pick and roll ...

Weaknesses: A solid NBA athlete but not a superstar athlete ... His shot mechanics are ugly but effective ... Has a bit of a slow release meaning defenders have a split second longer to recover and disrupt his shot ... His shot (or lack of a fundamental motion) was the main reason he ended up at VCU instead of an ACC school ... Has an unorthodox release as he puts his guide hand above the ball, in order to keep his thumb out of the way ... On the skinny side, but nothing anemic. He could stand to add 5-10 pounds of good weight ... Has a tendency to stand a round a little too much offensively off the ball instead of moving around to free himself ... Will need to learn to become more productive off the ball as he's used to the offense running through him on every possession ... Struggles to get the recognition he deserves playing in the Colonial League ... There is some concern that he looks better than he actually is playing against mid major players throughout the regular season ...

Aran Smith - 2/19/2008

YouTube Clip - 3/2/2009

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