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33 - Rodney Williams

6-7, 200 Small Forward
MINNESOTA_65.GIF Minnesota Senior
Birthday
07/23/91 (28.3 yrs)
Hometown
New Hope, MN
High School
Robbinsdale Cooper
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
10
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
6
Potential
8
Passing
6
Intangibles
6
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Quincy Pondexter

Strengths: Explosive, physical freak type of athlete with great length and an improving game … Makes highlight reel plays on a regular basis, an absolutely breath taking athlete … Outside shooting has shown solid development and he shows a promising shooting form … Very aggressive attacking the rim and is great in the open floor … A nightmare on back door cuts for ally oops. Also excels at crashing the glass for follow up rebound jams … Has tremendous length (wingspan in the 7-foot neighborhood) and a great basketball body … Already has good strength with muscle mass (which is sure to improve) giving him the ability to finish at the rim after contact … Appears to have grown an inch or two in the past year (from 6’5 to 6’7) … His offensive game should be able to develop considerably while in at the collegiate level … Shows a lot of potential defensively with excellent anticipation and a great first step to jump passing lanes and get out for breakaway dunks … Appears to have a high motor and willingness to be coached and improve … His upside is considerable …

Weaknesses: His offensive canvas is spacious but still in the beginning stages. Putting the work in and not rushing a jump to the NBA will pay off considerably in the long run … Still must become a better ball handler … His overall basketball understanding is solid but still developing … His shot shows good mechanics but he’ll need to put in the work to really refine his consistency shooting from the perimeter as well as mid-range and both pulling and spotting up … Can be too aggressive attacking the glass and because he’s so athletic it can create some scary falls (like against Utah Valley) … He’ll need to find a happy medium between using his world class athletic ability attacking the rim and putting himself in harm’s way … Needs to become better at creating offense for himself off the dribble …
Notes: Showed a great deal of talent and potential in high school and appears to be putting it all together opting to stay at home to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers …

Aran Smith 11/23/09

Notes: Measured 6’6.5 (in shoes) 204 lbs, with a 6’10 wingspan at the 2011 Kevin Durant Skills Academy.

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