3 - DaJuan Summers

6-8, 243 Small Forward
Georgetown Junior
01/24/88 (35.3 yrs)
Baltimore, MD
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Caron Butler/Wilson Chandler

Strengths: An athletic, explosive wing player, whose muscular physique makes him a very promising talent … At 6’8 he has great size for the perimeter positions … He has nice bulk on his frame and he knows how to use it, whether its absorbing contact when getting to the hoop, or taking advantage of a mismatch in the low-post … Is proving that he is a reliable inside-outside threat as he has become a more consistent shooter from beyond the arc … His assist numbers may not show it, but he is a very unselfish player, letting his teammates get into a rhythm before he looks for his own shot … At 4.3 rebounds a game, his numbers aren’t very impressive, but his leaping ability and wide shoulders allow him to clear out space and get to the glass … Defensively he has good instincts and he has shown a willingness to play the passing lanes … This season so far he has been ultra efficient from the field, shooting a very impressive 58% …

Weaknesses: Has not yet proven that he has the killer instinct to take over a game … He depends on his strength too much to get by his defender as his first step is not first class … He is more comfortable operating out of the triple threat rather than working off the dribble, where he struggles handling the ball at times … His stroke is fairly smooth, but he takes too long to get his feet set and he has a tendency to dip the ball before bringing it to his shooting pocket, which slows his release substantially … Also his stance is off balance, which forces him to shoot fadeways even when he doesn’t need to … Has been turnover prone, getting into trouble by leaving his feet to make passes, he also tries to bully his way to the basket at times, resulting in offensive fouls … Defensively he has all the tools to defend a number of positions, but he seems lackadaisical as he plays with his hands down too often …

Borko Popic – 12/16/2008

Strengths: Versatile wing forward with a good feel for the game, who can score, pass and handle the ball efficiently … Immensely talented with good competitiveness and focus … Very unselfish. Shows excellent decision making ability, especially for such a young player … Works hard at his game, shows dedication in the off season to improve and absorbes coaching well … Gives solid effort on the defensive end of the floor … Has good touch from the perimeter and can hit shots pulling up off the dribble or spotting up … An outstanding athlete. Has both speed and strength and above average leaping ability … Playing alongside Jeff Green as a freshman gave him a great player to model his game after. (Summers is naturally a better shooter, but not the passer of Green) … Has a good basketball physique with the length to be disruptive defensively, as well as excellent body strength to play physically and finish after contact. These attributes, not to mention desire make him a quality rebounder … Has improved the consistency and range on his outside shooting … His improved decision making is reflected in his 1/1 assist to turnover ratio as a sophomore (was .52 as a freshman) … Clutch player who has shown a habit of stepping up in big games (20 and 6 vs UNC helping G’town advance to the Final Four in 2007) …

Weaknesses: Playing in the Georgetown system, his numbers are less gaudy than they could be in a wide open system such as Florida or Arizona … He’s extremely unselfish, and will likely become more of the focal point offensively after Hibbert leaves after this season (assuming he returns for his junior year) … Must show that he can step up from star to superstar and shoulder more of the scoring and leadership load … Shows good leadership potential but can become more vocal and a stronger leader as his role with the team grows … His ball handling is solid, but he can improve in his ability to create and take players off the dribble … Plays textbook defense, but for a player with such a talent edge, he should force more steals defensively. Part of that is due to the conservative, fundamental approach to the defensive end of the floor that Georgetown employs …

Aran Smith – 1/2/2008

YouTube Clip – 6/1/2009