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5 - Leo Lyons

Missouri 

  • Birthday: 5/25/87
  • NBA Position: SF/PF
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 235
  • Hometown: Kansas City, KS
  • High School: Coastal Christian Academy
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7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7

Overall

88

NBA Comparison: N/A

Strengths: A versatile forward who can mix it up ... Spending most of his time in college on the block or as a spotup shooter, Lyons proved at Portsmouth that his perimeter game is also very polished … When playing on the wing, Lyons displays nifty ballhandling and shows a very nice first step to get by the defense … With his size and ability to put the ball on the floor, he immediately creates matchup problems because it is difficult for opposing big men to stay with him, or for the smaller wings to battle with him inside … Continuing to improve his footwork inside and adding new moves to his low post repertoire will contrast well with his faceup and perimeter game, making him a more versatile and more intriguing prospect …  

Weaknesses: He lacks the pivot game and strength to do much damage with his back to the basket when working against players his size … He shows a strong preference for the face up game, but when his is crowed and forced to back people down, his poor footwork and bad body control leave him attempting difficult shots …Lacks substantial body mass, so it is easy to dislodge and force him away from the basket and into fading shots … Working off the dribble he gets carried away sometimes by trying to do too much, which stagnates the offense and clogs the lanes …  He is very good when he attacks immediately before the defense can get set, but when he waits too long he has a hard time getting by the defender and he ends up going into traffic. 

Borko Popic - 6/18/2009

YouTube Clip - 6/19/2009

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