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5 - Derek Raivio

6-2, 177 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Gonzaga Senior
Birthday
11/11/84 (36.1 yrs)
Hometown
Vancouver, WA
High School
Mountain View
Team Site Profile
2006 Statistics
Athleticism
5
Size
7
Defense
6
Strength
5
Quickness
8
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
10
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
8
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Craig Hodges

Aran Smith – 12/15/2006

Strengths: Ravios calling in the NBA is his shooting ability He has a quick release and is one of the top shooters around from college three point land. If he gets any opening, hes deadly from outside The question is how much stepping back a few feet will affect his shooting percentage His quick release is a big asset for him on the next level Has bounced back well from an unspectacular junior season in which he reportedly had some personal troubles Good decision maker, especially shooting the ball A real competitor, wolf in sheep clothing type Wants to take the big shots. Has grown into his role as a star on the college level, becoming a high level scorer in his senior season Hits three pointers at a high volume One of the top free throw shooters around (over 90%), a good indication of what a great overall shooter he is A better catch and shoot guy, but has developed some off the dribble offensive ability

Weaknesses: His physical appearance doesnt do him any favors, apparently coming from the same choir as Steve Kerr Lacks pure point guard ability, more of a combo guard His passing and ball handling allow him to play the PG position, but he isnt great at creating shots for others … He lacks strength and gets pushed around by bigger stronger guards He likely will never be able to bulk up too much, but his real strength is quickness and outside shooing Struggles defensively especially with quick and physical guards, but has shown improvement Not a real aggressive or physical player, he looks much smaller in person To his credit, he doesnt regularly step back a few feet from the college line to show off his NBA range, but there is some question as to how much a few feet may affect his shot considering his body strength His overall athleticism is far below NBA standard Can be streaky at times shooting the ball His only ball handling flaw is he sometimes has a tendancy to carry …

Notes: Rick Majerus always says its his inability to miss long than that limits him from becoming an even better shooter …

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