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30 - Norris Cole

6-1, 174 Point Guard
Cleveland St. Senior
Birthday
10/13/88 (31.7 yrs)
Hometown
Dayton, OH
High School
Dunbar
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
7
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
9
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison:  Tony Douglas

Strengths: Well-rounded point guard with excellent leadership qualities … Solid size for a point guard … Impressive speed and agility … Has the lateral quickness to stay in front of his man … Competitive defender … Understands how to get steals (2.2 SPG) without sacrificing position or picking up a cheap foul … Good leaping ability … Balances his great scoring ability with great playmaking ability … Solid assist to turnover ratio (5.3 assists to 2.7 turnovers) … Can score when isolated because of his quick first step and ability to drive to either hand … Works very well in pick and roll situations … Respectable shooting ability that keeps the defense honest … Shot an average of 7.39 free throws a game this season and made 85.3% of them … Aggressive rebounder for a point guard, averaged 5.8 per game as a senior … Knows how to control the pace and tempo of the game … Tough player with a calm demeanor …

Weaknesses:
Solid at everything but doesn’t stand out in any facet … A "jack of all trades" kind of point guard … Very thin … Weighed in at less than 175 lbs at the NBA Draft Combine, though he has good wiry strength to compensate … Like many mid-major draft prospects, was depended on to score a lot of points so still needs to prove he can be a true point guard … Inconsistent shooting ability … Plays better with the ball in his hands …

Overall:
Cole is an impressive all-around player, though he fails to stand out in any specific area … Both his efficiency and effectiveness should improve once adapts to more playing with more offensively gifted teammates in the NBA … Could appeal to an NBA team as a potential back-up point guard in the second round of this year’s draft …

Tyler Ingle 6/3/11

Strengths: Has good size for a point guard … Solid ball handling ability … Good vision. Does a good job of keeping his head up and finding teammates for baskets … Strong offensive player … Has an excellent pull up off the dribble and shoots with range … Excellent shooting form … Quality ball handler … Good one on one skills … Shows the ability to get by his man and get to the rim …

Weaknesses:  Appears to be a better scorer than facilitator … Playing in the Horizon league, his exploits will be tempered …

Aran Smith 6/28/10
 

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