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25 - Marquis Teague

Kentucky 

  • Birthday: 2/28/93
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-2
  • Wt: 189
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • High School: Pike
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Overall

93

2012
Mock:  29

NBA Comparison: Steve Francis/Jeff Teague

Strengths: Physically he's extremely athletic with a quick first step, good size and stays low to the ground ... Teague improved as facilitator as his freshman year progressed, looking more and more comfortable running a half court set ... Teague's at his best breaking down a defense off the dribble and then exploiting switches and late rotations to find the open man ... Looks more natural as a playmaker in the drive and dish game, keeping his head up while showing a willingness to kick it out to shooters ... Really has a solid understanding of how to manipulate a defense, draw off-ball defenders away from their man and then hit his target with accuracy and timeliness ... Runs the pick and roll/pick and pop effectively for a young point guard ... Runs the break with a combination of speed and poise ... Can finish at the rim using his athleticism to elude defenders for uncontested layups ... Can knock down midrange jumpers when given room and space ... Shows sound footwork and promise defensively with active hands ... Good frame and body strength for a player his age ...

Weaknesses: Lacks NBA range (32% from three) on his jumper with a somewhat unorthodox release ... Struggles with touch in traffic on runners and floaters ... Turnover prone in half court, sometimes forcing a pass or over-dribbling ... Transition from scorer to playmaker could take time, as he still seems unsure of himself as a distributor in the half court ... Only shot 71% from the line ...

Overall: Teague ran the point for the National Champions, showing strong leadership and reliability as the team's quarterback ... He's got incredible talent, it's just a matter of putting it together and picking and choosing his spots on the floor ... It could be a few years before he earns a starting gig, but it's a role his skill-set is capable of filling given he lands in the right system suitable for development ...

Jonathan Wasserman 6/21/12

Strengths: At 6’2 190 with a very strong and well-defined frame, Teague is a physically gifted guard prospect … Teague also is a great athlete, with prototypical speed, quickness, strength, explosiveness, and agility … Great 1st step … An aggressive slasher, who penetrates very well and looks to get in the paint to score or kick the ball out …Will finish in traffic and through defenders, as his strength, length and athleticism aid him … Has little difficulty getting where he wants to on the floor … Has a great command of jab steps, counter hand crossovers and hesitation moves off the bounce that keep his matchups off balance and compliment his acceleration well … Handles the ball very well with both hands, although he likes to drive left (he’s right-handed) most times … Teague is excellent in transition and likes to push the ball down the defenses throat before they can get set … Is more comfortable shooting off the dribble than spotting up … Has raw shooting skills, but does have promise due to his fluid mechanics and shows flashes of deep range too … Is able to score and make plays for others very well … Likes to make the flashy play, and can generate momentum changing plays on both ends …Will get in the passing lanes and generate steals …Is an intense competitor, who plays with a passion … Pretty vocal on the court, and has leadership qualities … His brother, Jeff, is a young PG for the Atlanta Hawks so he does have some bloodlines … Great potential as a scoring PG ...

Weaknesses: Teague right now struggles with decision-making, particularly in half-court offense … Often tries to do too much and needs to value possessions more … More of a PG than his brother but there are some concerns how natural a PG he is, and at times will look for his own shots too aggressively when he should be looking to get teammates more involved … Doesn’t show the best floor vision at all times and generally only sees the side of the floor he’s on … Although he has potential as a shooter, he’s not great right now … He needs more confidence and repetition from outside of 18 feet, as he doesn’t look confident shooter farther out than that consistently despite having the ability to make those shots at times … Teams will certainly go underneath screens against him … Teague has the tools to be a standout defender, but he does need to work on his fundamentals on that end to reach his potential … Is prone to reaching and gambling for steals, his intensity wavers on that end, and he isn’t a great pick and roll defender due to the lack of urgency he gets through screens ...

Overall: Teague has promise as a scoring PG who can set up guys too … His athletic and physical tools are top-notch … He has a developing jumper and is competitive and energetic … He should play less selfish and consistently defend, but he has talent … He is a potential lotto pick for the 2012 draft ...
Notes: Pronounced "Marcus" ... Younger brother of former Wake Forest point guard Jeff Teague ... Measured 6'2 (in shoes) 179 lbs, with a 6'6 wingspan at the 2011 Deron Williams Skills Academy ...

Jorrye Nixon 7/31/11

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