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NBA Comparison: Trey Burke/Mookie Blaylock
Strengths: A high volume scorer with a nice handle and a knack for finding open teammates, Rozier transitioned from an elite high school scorer to an important cog in Louisville’s guard rotation as a freshman … Terry is a good 3 point shooter (.371 in 2013-14), and has the creativity and ball handling to create for himself off the dribble … Unlike many high octane combo guards, Rozier took great care of the basketball as a freshman turning the ball over only .6 times in 18.9 minutes per game which lead to an even 3/1 assist to turnover ratio … Known as a bit of a combo coming out of high school, this kind of care with the basketball, bodes well for more play at the point position, as his 6’2’’ frame leads a lot to be desired at the SG spot … Terry was extremely productive in his time on the floor last season, a great rebounder for his size, he stuffed the stat sheet in a supporting role putting up 14.8 ppg 6.6 rpg 3.8 apg and 2.1 steals per 40 minutes … An explosive athlete and very quick, Terry puts forth effort defensively and his 6‘6.5’’ wingspan is a good measurement for a player his size … Rozier also weighed in at 189 lbs at the 2014 Nike Skills Academy which is up nearly 20 lbs from his high school weight, this added muscle will most certainly help him.. .
Weaknesses: Terry’s ability to score is one of his strengths, but like many young scorers, his shot selection is still a work in progress … His 40% FG percentage as a freshman was drug down by his scorer’s mentality … His prowess off the dribble often leads him to settle for 2 point jumpers more than he should … He only hit 32.2% on his 2 point jumpers during the 2013-14 season.. . Length can give him trouble when trying to shoot over taller opponents, and he shot an unimpressive 50.7% at the rim during his freshman campaign … Rozier was almost a no show in the 2014 NCAA tournament, floundering in college basketball’s biggest spotlight averaging only 1.3 ppg in 14 mpg over the Cardinals’ 3 tourney games … Continued development playing point is a must as his 6’2’’ 189 lb frame is very good for a point, but significantly undersized for a shooting guard …
Overall: Terry Rozier is a promising young prospect with a great deal of upside … He’s a very good outside shooter, ball handler, and has terrific athletic ability. He puts for effort on the defensive end and is a productive ball thief. He must improve his shot selection, and ability to finish at the rim. Although a bit of a combo, he takes good care of the ball, and 2014-15 will most likely present him with a great opportunity to play a much larger role, show his development at the point guard position, and very possibly vault his draft position.
Notes: Re-classified from high school class of 2013 from 2012 … Measured 6’2 (in shoes) 189 lbs, with a 6’6.5 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Guard Skills Academy … In Jan of 2013 he scored 69 points in a double overtime victory for Hargrave Military Academy.
David Ray 8/15/14