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22 - Dionte Christmas

6-5, 211 Shooting Guard
Temple Senior
Birthday
09/15/86 (33.2 yrs)
Hometown
Philadelphia, PA
High School
Lutheran Christian
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
6
Size
7
Defense
8
Strength
6
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
9
NBA Ready
9
Ball Handling
7
Potential
7
Passing
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Michael Redd (less athletic)

Strengths: Very talented player with a complete offensive arsenal … A very smart player offensively who rarely forces anything … Uses screens well to get himself open for jumpshot (most frequently he will catch and shoot coming off of screens) … Possesses outstanding elevation on his jump shot, with a quick release and nice follow trough … Effective around the basket on out to the NBA 3 point line … Dionte has improved his mid-range game and appears to be a much better shooter off the dribble than last year … If his shots are not falling, he’ll look to other methods of scoring: attacking the basket … Dionte can put the ball on the floor and create his own shot from anywhere on the floor (has an effective crossover that he uses well and a solid first step) … If he gets into a rhythm, he is very difficult to guard … Knows where to spot up and move offensively in order to position himself for shots … Very unselfish player with solid passing ability … Recognizes the double-team every time and finds teammates … His shot is very difficult to block due to his long arms … Solid defender with good lateral quickness and length … His basketball IQ is well above average for a college player and being a four year guy only helps …

Weaknesses: Shot selection can be much better (at times he takes contested shots). Can be turnover prone … Must work on his ball handling ability, cut down on turning the ball over, which is usually a function of trying to do too much … Improving his dribbling ability would allow him to be better creating off the dribble and maximize mid-range potential … Should also learn to play with his back to the basket and post up smaller defenders better.

Stevan Petrovic – 12/5/2008

Strengths: Bigtime scoring 2-guard with strong shooting ability and solid length … Runs the floor well showing good agility and fluidity … Had a breakout sophomore season where he raised his scoring average from 3.5 ppg to 20.0 ppg … Really excels at drawing fouls and converting (87%FT) from the line … Has excellent passing ability, makes solid decisions, and plays unselfish … Shot a high percentage from the floor at 46% and 40% from 3, displaying a disciplined shot selection … Gives good effort and shows solid fundamentals defensively, has good foot speed and anticipation (1.4 spg) …

Weaknesses: A little on the small side at 6-5 … Needs to get stronger, add some weight to his frame to be able to finish stronger on drives and play more aggressively … A solid athlete but nothing extraordinary, doesn’t jump out of the gym, but his length and fluidity give him nice potential as a scorer … Must become more proficient at creating shots for himself. Right now he’s much better at catch and shoot, than shooting off the dribble …

Aran Smith – 10/5/2007

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