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0 - Jacob Pullen

Kansas State 

  • Birthday: 11/10/89
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-0
  • Wt: 194
  • Hometown: Maywood, IL
  • High School: Proviso East
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7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7

Overall

86

2011

NBA Comparison: Shammond Williams (less athletic)

Strengths: Pullen is coming off a very impressive year after leading his #2 seeded Wildcats to the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament ... Pullen relies on a balanced outside game - Shows excellent rhythm in the catch and shoot with NBA range and looks just as comfortable pulling up off the dribble ... Though he didn't play the point guard role exclusively in his first few seasons, he's shown that when he does break down the defense he can hit the open man for a layup or dunk ... He attempted almost 7 free throws per game, an impressive number for a 6 foot tall guard ... Shows body control when having to finish in traffic in the paint ... Defensively he has very quick hands as an on ball defender, picking the pocket of many guards he faces averaging almost 2 steals per game ... Improved considerably as a shooter in his junior year ...

Weaknesses: Pullen's obvious obstacles revolve around his physical limitations ... He stands at only 6 feet tall, and lacks explosiveness, quickness and athleticism compared to NBA caliber guards ... He's definitely not a pure point guard, lacking advanced ball handling skills and playmaking abilities ... At his height with his quickness, or lack there of, he must show scouts this season that he has the ability to run the point and be a playmaker ... Most of his 19 points per game came from the outside last season, which displays his inability to be effective getting to and finishing at the rim ... Between his average ball handling and a somewhat low release on his jumper, it will be tough for Pullen to create open looks for himself against better defenders at the next level ... Defensively his quick hands won't be as effective against better guards, and his lack of height, length, strength and quickness will make it very difficult to guard 1s or 2s in the pros ...

Overall: Pullen has an important year ahead of him in regards to showing scouts his game can translate to the professional level ... He's a fiery kid who plays hard, and isn't afraid to take and make the big shot with the game on the line ... With former backcourt partner Denis Clemente now out of the picture, Pullen will have plenty of opportunities to work on playing the point and diversifying his game ...

Jonathan Wasserman 9/30/10

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