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14 - Tony Wroten

Washington 

  • Birthday: 4/13/93
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 203
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • High School: Garfield
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7

Overall

92

2012
Mock:  25

Player Comparison: Iman Shumpert/Tyreke Evans

Strengths: Great size and strength for a point guard ... Excellent crossover, change of pace dribble, and first step make him near impossible to prevent from reaching the basket ... Finishes well in traffic, while being able to adjust his shot in the air ... His success grew as the season progressed as his finesse layups started to fall ... Always looking to attack and put pressure on the defense, while remaining a very willing passer ... Very good at making the simple pass to open teammates, and great at making the quick pass/lob to cutters, even before they realize they are open ... Active cutter towards the basket when off the ball ... Outstanding offensive rebounder ...When engaged, displays excellent lateral quickness and ball pressure on defense ... Reads passing lanes and anticipates very well out of help-side defense

Weaknesses: Greatly needs to improve spot up and off the dribble jump shot, as well as free throw shooting ... Needs to become a better ball protector and decision maker ... While he has a great feel for the game, added maturity will help in better situational decision making based on time and score ... Thrives more in an uptempo game at this point ... Needs to strengthen dribbling and finishing with right hand ... At times can play overconfident and try to do too much ...

Notes: In his one collegiate season, Wroten proved to be both spectacular and frustrating ... He won PAC-12 Freshman of the Year and narrowly missed out on PAC-12 Player of the Year ...Will benefit from the spread, open floor nature of the NBA game ...Will need time to develop and mature, but undeniably a first round talent in the draft ... Perceived as baggage-laden by some GMs, which could hurt final draft position ...

Logan Lemberger 4/24/12

Strengths: A super athletic 6’5” lefty combo with a finesse game that is under control and spectacular at the same time ... Wroten shows a great eye for the court overall, finding open teammates with creative skip passes, and one-handed lasers to cutters who seem to simply be in the right place for Tony’s passes, instead of the passes being in the right place for their intended players ... He uses his athleticism by helping out on the offensive boards, scooping up loose balls, playing hounding defense and being a general terror on the court ... He picks his spots for his own offense, spending most of his possessions looking for teammates, yet he can rise up and dunk on you with authority if you’re not careful ... Wroten’s most notable skill, however, is his ability to change directions and show great body control ...Physically he is very quick to adjust, whether he’s trying to rise up for a rebound or when attacking the basket ... Teams often attempt to be overly aggressive with Wroten and he has shown that he doesn’t back down. Shows a high level of intensity when he's interested ...

Weaknesses:
Wroten can certainly shoot, but it’s unclear how consistent he is, and whether he has range to be a threat as a shooter. He shied away from shooting it on a number of occasions with the game on the line in Vegas during summer of '09. Is he unselfish to a fault? His game is a little bit more finesse than power, which will be tested at higher levels of play by rough teams ... He could be helped out by another 15 lbs. of muscle to withstand contact better ... Besides this there isn’t a whole lot to complain about with this kid ... His defense is solid, his offense is superb, especially when facilitating team play, and he can even take over a game ... The only thing that’s unclear is how good this kid can become ... Granted he was already a highschool superstar a year ago, but he hasn't grown (physically) or developed (his game) a great deal in the past year, causing some to lower his ranking ... He has the potential to be a superstar on future levels, but it’s never a given that players with this kind of talent will reach stardom ... If he was a few inches taller, he would be closer to can't miss. Time will tell for Wroten.

Joshua Motenko 8/3/09


Strengths: A combo guard who can fill it up in a hurry, but understands how to get his points within the flow of the game … A dynamic passer who gets his teammates easy looks … Truly has the ability to play both positions ... Makes highlight-reel passes, but not flashy for the sake of flash … Has the strength, balance, and athleticism to finish through contact … At his best attacking the rim and finishing or dishing to a teammate … Excels at breaking his man down off the dribble … Has a fluid shooting motion and effective out to 20+ feet … Plays with a swagger and attitude unusual for his age … A very good ballhandler … Primarily a lefty, but doesn’t shy away from his right hand .. Unselfish and willing to sacrifice his own points to get teammates an easier shot … Extremely aggressive on-ball defender … Excellent ball thief who works very hard … Very good rebounder at both ends of the court … Understands team defense … Has long arms and a sturdy frame … Good strength and muscle tone, especially considering his age … Dominant in transition, but can run a half-court offense efficiently … Already a leader on the court … Has developed a reputation as a high character guy ...

Weaknesses: If he doesn't grow any further, it could hamper his ability to reach star status at the highest level as he is n the small side as a 2-guard now, and not a full time PG yet ... A streaky shooter, especially from outside 15 feet … Must become more consistent from the perimeter at the next level … Does not have the physical tools of a Demar Derozan or Bill Walker, but will have no trouble hanging with NBA guards … Needs to work on conditioning, was visibly tired in his second game of the season … Must work on free throws, especially since his game is built around penetration … A little too reliant on his physical gifts ... Remains to be seen how he will fare against players who he cannot outrun, out jump, or outmuscle … Can sometimes drift on defense when his man doesn’t have the ball ...

Chris Lehman 2/3/09

Notes: Measured 6'6.5 (in shoes) 204 lbs, with a 6'8 wingspan at the 2011 Deron Williams Skills Academy.


YouTube Clip - 8/13/2010

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