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22 - Morris Almond

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  • Birthday: 2/2/85
  • NBA Position: Shooting Guard
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 214
  • Hometown: Powder Springs, GA
  • High School: McEachern
  • Team Site Profile
  • 2006 Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

90

NBA Comparison: Michael Redd

Matthew Maurer - 1/25/2007

Strengths: Almond possesses an NBA ready body capable of handling contact Explosive and crafty scorer who can put up big points in a matter of minutes Has legit NBA three point range Does a great job of utilizing the mid-range on his pull-up jumper Excellent rebounder who makes a great impact on the glass thanks to his long arms and awareness Basketball IQ is very advanced, understands the games nuances Despite his scoring mentality, Almond remains unselfish as he continually looks for open teammates Moves extremely well without the ball, usually gets open by working of screens and picks When slashing to the basket, he has no problem converting due to his body control and strength Shows a good post up game to take advantage of mismatches Because of his scoring prowess, Almond constantly looks to attack his defenders and draw fouls Superior free throw shooter Finishes well after contact due to his body strength Defensively he does a solid job of playing the passing lanes for easy steals Underrated athlete who may not make breath taking plays but certainty isnt below average

Weaknesses: While an unselfish player at times, Almond will force passes into the post resulting in most of his turnovers Ball handling remains an issue of concern, while decent he can be uncomfortable when pressure is applied Opposing teams have adopted the philosophy of defending him by being very physical. While he doesnt back down its not unusual for him to need a period of adjustment Must approach the game consistently with toughness and the killer instinct to dominate Defensively Almond would benefit by playing defense with the same intensity that he uses on offense While greatly improved from last year, Almonds jumpshot can go through periods of streakiness Due to his teams personnel there are times where he will force shot out of shear frustration Would benefit greatly by working on his overall quickness and foot speed (plyometrics etc.)

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