This guy is going to be great. The amount of improvement he has shown over the last couple of years is absolutely incredible. First, he went from being a fairly unheralded, 3 star prospect to being one the Pac 12's top freshman. Now he has gone from being a solid freshman to a star sophmore, possibly the best 2-guard in the conference. Although they do not play all that similarly, this kind of rapid improvement reminds me of Russel Westbrook. I'm not sure how good Dinwiddie can become, but if he continues to develop at this ridiculous pace, we have a future top 10 draft pick on our hands. Side note; he just scored 29 points against a solid Colorado State team, stepping up huge in a game that means a great deal to both schools. It may seem as though I'm jumping the gun (and maybe I am), calling him a future top 10 pick, but I truly believe he can be special. What do you guys think?
I'm not sure about future top 10, but he is good. He's pretty much improved in all aspects of his game. From his shotmaking ability, to his handle, his playmaking and even his slashing ability. Maybe he already had that in him and didn't unleash it last yr since he was transitioning from the point in HS to more of a 2 in college. He was already one of the best perimeter defenders in the Pac 12. As far as skills, he' plays more like a combo than a 2. I like his combination of shooting ability and slashing. 50% from 3 is not sustainable, but his shooting is not a fluke since he shot well from 3 last season. I'm more impressed with how much he's been getting to the line. I still question how much of his slashing will translate to the next level because of the following reasons. He's not an explosive athlete and he doesn't have the greatest frame for a 2. He's more crafty and smart than explosive. I think the physical aspect of his game could keep him from being drafted that high. He's listed at 6'5, but doesn't look like it... although he does have long arms.
If he keeps it up he could be a sleeper for 2013. I'd have him somewhere in the early to mid 20s should he keep up his level of play.
Spencer Dinwiddie is actually 6'6"... just so you know!