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4 - Gary Flowers

Southern Miss. 

  • Birthday: 4/22/86
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-8
  • Wt: 214
  • Hometown: Dallas, TX
  • High School: Lincoln
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Overall

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2011

NBA Comparison: Sam Young/Stephen Jackson

Strengths: Under the radar combination forward with high-level athleticism and length ... Wiry strong at 6'8. Efficient offensive weapon (47.6% FG), capable of getting points from a variety of avenues (18.8 PPG). Has transformed into a legitimate range shooting threat ... He shot 40.7% from distance as a senior in 4 attempts per game. Adroit in the mid-range and comfortable pulling up off the dribble - elevating over defenders ... Displays a lightning quick release on all shot attempts, seemingly getting rid of the rock before it's securely in his grasp ... High release point and no wasted movement or bringing the ball down ... Extremely fluid athlete ... Possesses tremendous straight-line speed, plus the lateral agility to contain smaller opposition on the perimeter ... Uses his wingspan and quickness off the deck to leave an imprint on the boards (7.7 RPG, 2.5 OFF). Weakside shot blocker (1.6 career) ...

Weaknesses: Caught between the forward positions ... Doesn't have the strength to contain 4's defensively, often getting bullied in the post at the college level ... On the offensive side, his ball protection leaves much to be desired (2.5 TO) ... Potential is there with quick first step and long strides, but movements are unnatural ... His off the dribble repertoire is limited to pull ups or open lanes ... While his jump shot is now quite effective, it's still a mechanical looking stroke. Over-utliization of the “flip shot”. Quick release is a plus, but he rushes shots to avoid a paint confrontation. Not aggressive attacking bodies, should get to the free throw line more often (4.2 FT). Tries to block every shot, falling for pump fakes and leaving himself out of position. His mental approach to the defensive side of the floor is severely lacking. Already 25-years old. Physical canvas likely set ... Born in 1986, so age is a real factor and his upside is limited ...

Notes: Run-ins with the law ultimately led to his dismissal from Oklahoma State. But to his credit has remeined focused and kept his nose clean after receiving a secvond chance (with Southern Miss) ... Declined an invitation to Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

Adam Ganeles 5/14/11

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