50 - DeAndre Kane

6-4, 200 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Iowa St. Senior
06/10/89 (30.6 yrs)
Pittsburgh, PA
High School
The Patterson School (NC)
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Mardy Collins

Strengths: Strong, aggressive combo guard with good court vision … Has the ability to play off the ball, though has been running the point admirably during his last two years in college … Good athlete, tenacious rebounder for a guard … Can grab a defensive rebound and run the break, very adept at attacking the rim … Uses body and balance to fight through contact, goes at opponents and still tends to get shots up even when fouled … Able to use change of speed to create opportunities for himself, has been a major part of his teams offense throughout his college career … Efficiency has improved since moving up to a major conference, percentages have improved across the board … Even with a slight dip in assists, his turnovers have dropped significantly, a little below a 2:1 ratio for the season … Very tough, has battled through being hurt and still managed to play well … Accepted a major leadership role on a new team, showing skills as a communicator and a positive attitude since arriving at Iowa St. from Marshall … Very adept to mismatches, not afraid to post up smaller opponents and good at picking apart bigger, slower defenders … Has been one of the better defensive rebounding guards in the nation as a senior … Has cut down fouls as a senior as well, uses feet well on defense … Strong body, good hands makes him difficult to get by when he is on the ball … Very experienced and has played a huge number of minutes during his college career

Weaknesses: Will be 25 a few weeks before the NBA Draft, not many prospects have been drafted at his age. Skeptics will point to the fact that he’s beating up on players on average 4-5 years younger than himself and in many cases not fully developed physically … Very streaky shooter, not really a major threat from past mid range … Despite getting to the line quite often, has not been a good FT shooter, has never surpassed 65% in a season … Attitude has improved, though led the nation in technical fouls as a freshman and sophomore, getting 7 each season, will that lead to possible attitude concerns? … Decision making has improved, though with still a fairly high number of TOs committed, questions may arise over his ability to run the point at the NBA level … Focus sometimes comes into question defensively, questions as to whether he can keep up with guards at the NBA level … Interesting to see whether his numbers will be effected as Big 12 conference play progresses, as his percentages have taken a slight dip early in the season, especially his assist:turnover ratio

Notes: Redshirted and played his first three season of college basketball at Marshall … Gained immediate eligibility at Iowa State as a graduate transfer … Was a high school teammate of NBA player DeJuan Blair … Provides versatility for his position and has seemed to have really matured through his last few seasons … Despite his age, his impressive ability to run the PG at the Big 12 level, as well as his major importance to his team are garnering him NBA attention … His age more than likely stops him from going much higher than the late second round … Should have an opportunity to be drafted, or get training camp looks as he has intriguing size and skill set at either guard position

Michael Visenberg 1/30/14

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