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3 - DeAndre Liggins

Kentucky 

  • Birthday: 3/31/88
  • NBA Position: Shooting Guard
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 202
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • High School: Findley Prep
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7

Overall

88

2011
Mock:  53

NBA Comparison: N/A

Strengths: Versatile, long and lean, can guard all three positions on the perimeter… NBA size and athleticism at 6-6, 210 pounds … 6’11 wingspan combined with solid lateral quickness makes him a potential lockdown perimeter defender on the next level … Takes noticeable pride in shutting down his matchup … A tough player, always seems to find himself coming up with loose balls… A good anticipator, gets into passing lanes for steals… Has a knack for being in the right place at the right time on defense ... An improving three-point shooter, shot 39% from downtown this year… Originally recruited as a point guard, Liggins is a capable and comfortable ball handler … Versatile player who can play either the shooting guard or small forward at the next level … Doesn’t have a quick first step but can turn the corner and get into the paint off the dribble … Can cover a lot of ground quickly due to his long stride … Understands his role and doesn’t force his offense …

Weaknesses: Unclear whether he’ll be able to contribute offensively on an NBA roster … Good, but not great athlete … Poor free throw shooter …Career high in points over his three year career at Kentucky is only 19 points… Jump shot is funky looking and inconsistent… A decent shooter when his feet are set, Liggins really struggles to make shots after he puts the ball on the floor… Though he cut down considerably on his turnovers this year, is still a shaky decision maker … Never averaged more than 8.6 points per game in college … Lacks consistency … At 23 years-old, very old for a junior … Does not move well on offense, can get caught standing around watching …Will have to develop more offensive moves and a midrange game … Struggles to finish around the rim in traffic … Emotional player who can sometimes let emotions get the better of him … Spent his entire college career as a role player and reserve

Notes: Hit a game clinching three against North Carolina to help Kentucky advance to the Final Four ... Highly touted out of high school, was considered the crown jewel of Billy Gillespie’s first recruiting class at Kentucky in 2008… Attended Findley Prep for one year after his senior year of high school, which is why he is one year older than most of his junior classmates…

Eric Yearian/
Jon Pastuzek
NiuBBall.com

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