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25 - Chandler Parsons

6-10, 221 Small Forward
Florida Senior
Birthday
10/25/88 (31.1 yrs)
Hometown
Winter Park, FL
High School
Lake Howell
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
6
Passing
9
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Luke Walton

Strengths: Big, versatile forward with a very high basketball IQ … Stands 6’9.75" in shoes, which is an ideal height for a small forward at the next level … Fluid runner … Doesn’t jump out of his shoes, but gets around the court well … Very active off the ball … Is relentless running up and down the baseline … Finds ways to lose his defender … Uses screens well … Has a very pure shooting stroke … Great shooting mechanics with a smooth release … Shoots with confidence out to 25-26 feet away from the basket … Scrambles the defense with a lot of shot/pass fakes … Solid ball-handler that will sometimes play a “point-forward” role for his team … A creative and unselfish passer … Always seems to know where his teammates are and displays excellent timing when getting them the ball … Great rebounder (7.8 RPG in 2010-2011) … Outstanding instincts in pressure situations … One of the most clutch players in the draft … Well-known for making a 75-foot game-winning three point shot at the buzzer in overtime against North Carolina State on January 3rd, 2010 …

Weaknesses: Not very aggressive as a scorer … Has a lot of offensive ability but only seems willing/comfortable playing within an offense and taking what the defense gives him … Probably more unselfish than a player with his ability should be … Nothing more than an average athlete and lacks a great amount of explosiveness around the rim … Only an average defender … Prone to getting beat off the dribble … Will struggle guarding athletic small forwards at the next level, but lacks the strength to guard power forwards … Is a surprisingly poor free-throw shooter … Shot only 55.7% from the stripe in his senior season …

Overall: Parsons is a fantastic team player … He doesn’t have to dominate the ball to be effective and he is very a willing passer … He’s not going to be a defensive stopper or a go-to scorer, but he could be a very serviceable player off the bench for a good team … Look for him to be taken in the early second round …

Tyler Ingle 6/14/11

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2 Comments

  1. Chandler Parsons is a college

     

    Chandler Parsons is a college player who has benefited form a ton of hype generated by his college coach and his media buddies. The SEC POY award was a joke. Everyone knows that. There are at least 25 players in the SEC that are far better. He can’t play defense, he can’t handle the ball under pressure and he isn’t a very good shooter. His numbers prove it. In 34 minutes a game he only average 11 points and had way too many turnovers. As a 6’10” SF he should have dominated the players that guarded him in college, and he was given every opportunity to do so. As for leadership, this guy is no leader. The notion that he is a leader is another fabrication created by his college coach.

    I guess Luke Walton is a good comparison, a guy who does not produce much. At least Walton has an excuse, he doesn’t play much. Parsons 1st, Round ?