3 - Juwan Staten

6-0, 190 Point Guard
West Virginia Senior
05/21/92 (30.1 yrs)
Dayton, OH
High School
Oak Hill Academy
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling
89 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Isaiah Canaan

Strengths: West Virginia’s senior floor leader is a gutsy, well rounded scoring oriented point guard … Staten is a terrific ball handler, and has a real knack for creating shots for himself off the dribble … He is very quick laterally, and has good end to end speed as well, both with and without the ball … Juwan has a good mid-range game, and over the past two seasons he’s worked on expanding his range … He has improved his 3 point consistency from his junior season, and is an adequate from the college three point line (.352%) … The 40% he shot from downtown as a Junior was misrepresentative, as he only amassed 15 attempts over the course of the season … From a point guard standpoint, Staten’s ball handling, and care with the basketball suggest he can handle the point in the NBA … He sported a 2.3 assist to TO ratio as a senior … Juwan is an extremely pesky on ball defender, and has had great success in Bob Huggins’ uptempo press heavy defensive system … Staten is an extremely well conditioned player, who despite his small stature is an above average athlete … He’s also had success over the past two years against NBA level talent while emerging as a premiere player in the Big 12 …

Weaknesses: A small stature is Juwan’s biggest setback when looking to translate to the NBA … He is just 5’11.5’’ tall in shoes, and his wingspan is decent for someone his size, but is still only 6’3’’ … His quickness will help make up for some of these issues, but he’ll be one of the smallest guards in the league if he lands on an NBA roster … He’s also seen major dips in production across the board as a senior … One could argue he sacrificed production for team success, but his dips in shooting percentage are concerning … His FG% dropped 6% from last year, and his free throw percentage this season is a ho hum .689% … Staten has worked on his long range game, but still needs to extend it out past the NBA line …

Overall: Juwan Staten is a well rounded, experienced point guard who can really create shots for himself at a high level when he’s got a hot hand … He gives maximum effort on the defensive end, and is a very pesky on ball defender … He’ll need to work hard in order to make his long range jumper reliable at an NBA level, but he’s both effective in the mid range, and capable of running an NBA offense … His size is a major setback, but he could still be a good option for a team looking to add depth at the point guard position … He has been considered a potential first rounder by NBA scouts at points during his career, though he’s currently pegged as a likely 2nd rounder …

Notes: Measured 5’11.5’’ tall, weighed in at 186 lbs, and sported a 6’3’’ wingspan at the 2014 Nike Skills Academy. Played his freshman season at Dayton before transferring to West Virginia … All-Big 12 First Team in 2013-14, and 2014-15.

David Ray 3/26/15


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