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34 - Andre Dawkins

6-5, 205 Shooting Guard
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Birthday
09/19/91 (28.2 yrs)
Hometown
Chesapeake, VA
High School
Atlantic Shores Christian
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
6
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
9
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
6
Potential
7
Passing
6
Intangibles
7
85 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Fred Hoiberg

Strengths: A knockdown 3-point shooter with adequate size at about 6’5 206 … Not going to miss many open shots … Phenomenal shot when he has his feet set … One of those few shooters that can absolutely wow you just in warm ups, with his outside shooting ability … Very fundamentally sound form, shows a compact and quick release, and can hit shots when contested … Clutch. Can make important shots … Generally stays within himself offensively and is valuable when dribble penetration forces the defense to help off him, leaving him space to shoot off kick outs … Strong … Pretty smart player and generally does things the textbook way … Decent defender … Not really a slasher, but when he does drive he usually is efficient and knows he has a way to the hoop …

Weaknesses: Is pretty nondescript outside of his shooting ability … Never lived up to his expectations after being a highly touted HS recruit … Not overly quick or athletic … Played on some Duke teams with a lot of depth and some teams where he should’ve been more of a factor for minutes, and never consistently garnered much playing time … Poor ball-handling skills, and is mostly only effective when he doesn’t dribble … Not very instinctive, and at times thinks too much on both ends of the court … Toughness? Can he have ANY effect on the game if his shot doesn’t fall at the next level? … Provides little on the glass and as a passer  …

Overall: Suffered through the tragedy of his Sister dying in a car accident on the way to one of his games as a freshman at Duke … Dawkins jump shot will be his calling card to the NBA. His Duke pedigree also should help open doors … He has enough size to be an NBA SG and he is a confident jump shooter who isn’t afraid of taking big shots … Still, outside of his jump shot he provides no value…Dawkins could hear his name called at the end of Round 2, but also may be a guy who will have to prove it in Summer League and preseason that he has what it takes to be an NBA player … Probably made a mistake entering Duke a year early, as he never seemed to recapture the confidence he had in high school … Has an chance at making a career as a 3-point specialist. And if not in NBA has a game that should be well suited for a lucrative career overseas …

Jorrye Nixon 5/22/14

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