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5 - Julyan Stone

UTEP 

  • Birthday: 12/7/88
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 200
  • Hometown: Goleta, CA
  • High School: Dos Pueblos Senior
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Overall

87

2011

NBA Comparison: Rod Grizzard

Strengths: Extremely versatile guard ... Blessed with the natural ability to play PG and size to play three different positions ... Strong athleticism with very good leaping ability and explosiveness ... Smooth, quick first step ... Good penetrator that spends a lot of time in the paint ... Has become very efficient over his four years at UTEP, finishing his last season at 53% ... Tall for a point guard with very long arms ... Excellent court vision ... Sees over the defense and doesn't miss open teammates ... Gets them the ball in a position where they can score easily ... Knows how to feed post players ... Makes good decisions with the ball in transition ... Trusts his teammates and has their trust as well ... Doesn't turn the ball over often ... Plays hard and hustles everywhere on the floor ... Averaged 7.5 rebounds in his senior season despite playing the point guard position ... Has the toughness, lateral quickness and long arms to be a blanket on defense ... Has the potential to defend 1s, 2s and 3s at the next level ...

Weaknesses: Non-existent scoring ability ... Despite playing 36.5 minutes per game in the fairly weak Conference USA, he only averaged 8.5 points per game ... Very poor shooter ... Lacks any range on his jump shot ... Opponents will have no respect for his shooting ability and play off him, which will make him an easy player to defend, and inhibit his playmaking abilities ... Solid finishing ability around the rim, but won't get as many opportunities there at the next level ... Poor free-throw shooter at 56% ... Had four years to improve his shooting ability, yet never managed to do so ...

Overall: Stone is a very interesting prospect, but won't have an easy path to the NBA ... PGs over 6'4 can be counted on one hand and seem to becoming obsolete ... He would be an ideal role-player at the next level if he could become a respectable shooter and maybe take advantage of his size by taking smaller defenders into the post ... His versatility may get his name called in the second round of this year's draft, but he needs to patch up some of the major holes in his game if he wants to play in the NBA any time soon ...

Tyler Ingle 6/8/11

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