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1 - Durand Scott

6-5, 203 Shooting Guard
Miami Senior
Birthday
02/22/90 (30.7 yrs)
Hometown
New York, NY
High School
Rice
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
9
Potential
7
Passing
6
Intangibles
6
88 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Terrico White/Lance Stephenson

Strengths: Creative one-on-one combo guard with an attacking predisposition … Greatest strength is penetrating off isolations, changing gears utilizing a devastating hesitation dribble- cradling the rock usually looking to score (12.9 PPG) … Good speed when able to reach 6th gear and gather momentum … Once he gets a step, gets to the rim quickly … Uses his strong frame and length to separate from defenders and create opportunities in the paint … Does not necessarily possess explosive quickness, but makes efficient use of movements … He’s slithery in the paint … Completes plays through contact with either hand. Shot 49% inside the three-point arc as a junior (31% 3PT) … Hard-nosed competitor whose activity and effort on both backboards is a constant (5.4 RPG) … Pushes the pace off defensive rebounds and excels in the open floor … Despite considerable “make something out of nothing” playmaking attempts, he rarely gets careless … Superior handles … Lock down defensive potential … Pressures the ball in a low defensive stance, moves very well laterally and his length is disruptive (1 SPG) …

Weaknesses: Lack of confidence in his jumper seeps down and infects his greatest strengths … Non-existence of the “in-between game” makes his repertoire a predictable one … Raw shooting mechanics, frequently aborts the follow through … Doesn’t trust his stroke and easily rushed … Scott will bull rush with his head down and attack the rim 9 out of 10 times, even if there’s absolutely nothing there … Defenders play the drive exclusively, goading him to charge into a crowded painted area or step outside of his comfort zone by attempting a pull-up jumper … For all his natural ability with the ball in his hands, he has a tendency to disappear offensively if not the focal point … Awareness is highly questionable, unable to read the play beyond the initial line of defense and penetrates too deep … Difficulty recognizing help side defense- in part due to tunnel vision, not having his head up to see the proceedings unfold … Capable of the flashy pass (2.5 APG), however, doesn’t make teammates around him better on a per game basis … He’s been pinned a ball dominant two-guard rather than a legit lead guard prospect … Could get to the free throw line with greater regularity (where he shoots 77% on 4 attempts per) if he eliminated the acrobatics …

Notes: Scott was suspended six games in March 2012 for receiving impermissible benefits.

Adam Ganeles 11/30/12

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