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14 - J'Covan Brown

6-2, 202 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
texas.gif Texas Junior
Birthday
02/14/90 (29.8 yrs)
Hometown
Port Arthur, TX
High School
Memorial
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
6
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Frank Williams

Strengths: Electric scorer that can put a lot of points on the board in a hurry … Sturdy frame with good strength and a low center of gravity … Not particularly explosive off the dribble but gets into the lane at a solid rate anyway … Volume shooter from outside … Attempted 6.4 three-pointers per game in his junior season, making just under 37% of them … Has NBA range and the confidence to fire from anywhere inside 25 feet without any hesitation … Good, comfortable ball-handling skills … Plays well in pick-and-roll situations … Really utilizes screens well, thanks in part to Rick Barnes implementing the Jerry Sloan flex offense at Texas … Isn’t a very athletic finisher, but knows how to shield the ball (using his body and the rim) and can finish with either hand … Draws contact well (5.4 free-throws attempted per game) and has been a great free-throw shooter his entire career at school (87% over three years) … Solid playmaker that is capable of finding open teammates after penetrating … Improved every year at school and should only get better in time …
 
Weaknesses: Only stands about 6’1", so he will have to play the point guard position at the next level … A below-average athlete … Doesn’t possess a lead guard’s mentality and can become turnover-prove when asked to play that role … Shot-selection can be questionable at times, though playing as the Longhorn’s only real scoring option gave him the green light in a lot of those situations … Attitude has been questioned at times … Fouled out of a game due to a technical foul earlier in the season, which displayed both immaturity and a lack of self-discipline … Finished the year showing much better leadership skills, but will he be able to control his temper in the NBA? …
 
Overall: Brown was a very talented scorer at the college level, but there are some questions about his potential to carry that talent to the next level, and if he isn’t going to be a great scorer in the NBA, what else can he do that is going to make a team better? … The improvements he’s made at Texas are a positive sign however, and could inspire a team in the mid-late second round to take a chance on him …

Tyler Ingle 6/1/12

 

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