23 - CJ Wilcox

6-5, 201 Shooting Guard
Washington Senior
12/30/90 (31.6 yrs)
Pleasant Grove, UT
High School
Pleasant Grove
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Hubert Davis

Strengths: Deadly long range shooter who also brings some ball skills and above average athleticism to the equation … As his role grew larger, he added new facets to his game and increased his efficiency … Great mechanics as a shooter, gets up high on jumpers and shot at a very high level from both mid- and long-range during his time in college … Ability also increased as a playmaker, averaged 2.5 apg to 1.7 topg during his senior season … Standard size and length for a SG, averaged a steal and block per game during his junior and senior years … Lateral quickness gives him some potential as a perimeter defender, gives him extra intrigue as a two way player … Became much more confident and efficient when driving to the basket every season since he became a starter for Washington … One of the better percentage FT shooters in all of college basketball at 87.3% in his last year and 83.9% over his college tenure … Accustomed to moving without the ball and coming off of screens, his role will be to stretch the floor, has done it consistently …  Played a high number of minutes during his time at UW, only had a single game his senior year under 30+ minutes … Was a team leader during his time in college, high intangible player who has improved steadily and brings a professional attitude as well as experience … Time at Washington has allowed him to play against a number of high level players in the Seattle area and during his tenure as a Huskie, knows what it takes when it comes to competing with next level talent

Weaknesses: Creating offense is not his specialty, never got to the level as an all-around scorer that many believed he had the ability to get to … Slight build, can be moved off of position physically, will probably never be much of a threat to drive in the NBA … His ability from the FT stripe is thus off set as a he rarely gets to the line … Defensive awareness and tenacity can be questionable, certainly questions as to how well he will translate to the NBA on that end … Is already 23-years old and will turn 24 before end of the new year, his potential is pretty limited … While he can put the ball on the floor, not someone you want as your primary handler, can use work to tighten handle … Like many shooters, can sometimes settle and can be forced off optimal spots, lacks a great deal of versatility on offense … Suffered a stress fracture in his foot during his junior season, eventually underwent preventative surgery and seemed to show no ill affects, though definitely something to monitor … Went through a tough shooting stretch at the end of the conference season, shot well below average from long range over last two months of season, again something to look at as far as the possible cause

Notes: Measured 6’5 (in shoes) 193 lbs, with a 6’8 wingspan at the 2012 Kevin Durant Skills Academy … Redshirted during the 2009-10 season … Made 301 three pointers (average of 2.3 per game) at a 38.9% clip over his UW career, most 3-point makes in UW history and 6th all-time in the Pac-12 … Scored 1,880 points (14.4 ppg), which puts him 2nd All-Time amongst University of Washington’s career scoring list … 6th in Pac-12 scoring as a junior (16.8 ppg) and 5th as a senior (18.3 ppg) … Led Pac-12 in made 3-pointers as a senior (90) … 2nd Team All-Pac 12 in junior and senior seasons, honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore … Father, Craig Wilcox, played at BYU … Was under recruited coming out of Utah, blossomed into a high level college scorer who has been on the NBA radar heavily for the past two years … Easily amongst top pure shooters in draft, he also measured out quite well athletically which is a good sign for adaptation to NBA speed … Highly coachable and respected by his peers … Has a draft range of anywhere from late first round to early second, will be great option for teams in need of a rotation shooter who can provide spot minutes immediately …

Michael Visenberg 5/19/14

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