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1 - Iman Shumpert

Georgia Tech 

  • Birthday: 6/26/90
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-5
  • Wt: 222
  • Hometown: Oak Park, IL
  • High School: River Forest
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9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5

Overall

89

2011
Mock:  17

NBA Comparison: Javaris Crittenton/Terrence Williams

Strengths: Stat-stuffing athlete with ideal size for either guard position ... Stands 6'5.5" in shoes with a wingspan of 6'9.5" ... Extremely athletic ... Explosive leaping ability, recorded a 42" vertical leap at the 2011 NBA Draft Combine ... Very fast in the open-court, able to pull down a rebound and go coast-to-coast in a matter of seconds ... Very strong for a point guard ... Uses his strength well on both offense and defense ... Scary in transition ... Excellent slasher ... Defenders practically bounce off him when he drives in the paint ... Able to finish in spectacular fashion at the rim, displaying fantastic hang-time and body-control ... A capable, though unsteady, playmaker ... Has good drive-and-dish potential at the next level ... A tenacious defensive player that works very hard to shut his man down... With his length and athleticism he could guard any of the 1-3 positions in the NBA ... Has "lock-down defender" potential ... Forces a ton of turnovers (2.7 SPG) ... A very good rebounder at the guard position, averaging 5.9 a game his junior year... Solid free-throw shooter (80.6%) that gets to the line a lot (5.64 FTA per game) due to his aggressiveness ... A stat-sheet stuffer, had a 22 point, 12 rebound, 11 assist, 7 steal performance against Virginia Tech on January 15th, 2011 …

Weaknesses: Lacks stability/discipline on the court ... Inconsistent … Not efficient at all ... Horrid shot-selection ... Liable to shoot at any time, even when being closely guarded ... Likes to shoot off the dribble on a good deal of his isolation possessions, despite only connecting on 20% of these attempts ... Shoots nearly 5 three pointers per game, despite only shooting 27.8% from behind the arc ... Will often go for the flashy play instead of the easy play, which can lead to unforced turnovers ... Very poor jump shooter, and hasn't shown any improvement in this area during his three-year career with Georgia Tech ... Needs the ball in his hands a lot to be effective on offense and he certainly won't have as many isolation opportunities at the next level ... Should look to take advantage of his size and strength more in the post, but has yet to add this dimension to his game ... Attitude has been questioned in the past, but to his credit he appears to have matured over the past year ...

Overall: Shumpert has rare physical tools for a guard on any level of basketball ... His defense should get him on an NBA roster and possibly into a rotation, but his poor basketball IQ will certainly hurt his effectiveness ... Should be an early-mid second round pick this year ...

Tyler Ingle 6/1/11



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