43 - DeAndre Bembry

6-5, 205 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
St. Joseph's Junior
07/04/94 (27.4 yrs)
Charlotte, NC
High School
The Patrick School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Archie Goodwin

Strengths: A flashy, athletic wing with a flare for making highlight plays … An explosive player with a big wingspan … Very fast and thrives in transition … A smooth athlete who excels in the open floor, both with the ball or filling the lane … Has the shake and wiggle to get by defenders in ISO and create shots in the lane or at the rim … Quick first step … Excellent finisher … Gets his feet organized quickly when attacking the basket, and eludes defenders skillfully to create openings to the rim … Has a polished Euro-step he utilizes to get more extension on his drives … Loves to go for the dunk over defenders and often converts spectacular finishes … Good vision and passing skills … Had the ball in his hands a lot and is good at finding teammates off the bounce … Has a good feel for the game, and values the ball well, limiting turnovers … Led St. Joes in assists by a wide margin. Tremendous A/TO ratio 4.5/2.0 … Big hands allow him to palm the ball and grab rebounds or loose balls with ease … Solid ball handler, comfortable pushing the ball in transition … Has a lot of swagger and doesn’t lack for confidence … Aggressive scorer … Quality rebounder at near 8 per game … Makes a lot of creative plays around the rim, utilizing his leaping ability, length and body control … Has a lot of potential if he can improve upon his shooting efficiency and defensive assertiveness …

Weaknesses: Offensive shooting efficiency is a major concern … Shot just 26.6% from 3 and 65.7% from the free throw line. His efficiency should improve in time thanks to a solid shooting form, but poor efficiency is definitely a cause for concern considering he’s a junior going on 22 in July … While he shows flashes of NBA athleticism, he’s far from a finished product … Defensive intensity and technique need work … While he gets a lot of steals and is active in passing lanes, he often falls asleep in ISO situations allowing his opponent to get by him. He then ends up gambling for the steal or block, which leads to fouls … Has solid potential as a defender, but it’s a big concern at the moment as it is more Swiss cheese than Cheddar … Needs to learn to play with the same energy and focus defensively as he puts into the offensive end … Despite being listed at 210 lbs, his frame does appear a little weak and that he could use added upper body strength … Decision making is a little wild at times as he will force shots and over penetrate … Does not lack for confidence, but at times, it can lead to poor shot selection … Must improve in the half court set in creating offense … Doesn’t have a clearcut NBA position as he lacks shooting for a 2 and size for a 3, but should figure things out with his above average speed and athleticism …

Notes: From Charlotte, North Carolina. Finished his high school career in New Jersey … Has declared and signed with an agent meaning he will remain in 2016 NBA draft … Received an invite to NBA draft combine … 2015-16 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year … 2015-16 Big 5 Player of the Year … 2014-15, 2015-16 Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team … 2014-15, 2015-16 Big 5 First Team … 2015-16 Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team …

Aran Smith 5/7/16

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