Skeptics doubted Jordan Hamilton after a so-so freshman season at Texas in 2009, but a very solid 2010 season has put the versatile scorer on the map, and possibly flirting with a lottery selection in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Read on for our full breakdown of his abilities and where he’s likely to be selected on June 23rd:
NBA Position: G/F
Extremely versatile wing play with excellent size and solid length. Very good rebounder for his position. Has a reliable jumper with range well beyond the NBA three. Can create his own shot, although this is a skill that still needs refining. Can score in a number of ways. Not an elite athlete, but holds his own and can finish well at the rim. A smart player with great court awareness. Has evolved as a team player in just two seasons of college ball. Has solid all-around skills offensively, and has the potential to be dominant on that side of the ball. Has flashed brilliant passing ability. Very confident and knows how to use his abilities. A pretty underrated prospect.
Has good speed, but average lateral quickness makes him a bit of a defensive liability at the moment. Needs to practice better shot selection. Is a very streaky shooter at times. Doesn’t use his size or attack the basket enough, settling for jumpers too often. Needs to work at getting to the free throw line more, where he converts nearly 80% of his attempts. Not always as fluid as you’d like to see. Commitment to conditioning and working on his few minor flaws could easily turn him into a very good player quickly at the next level.
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Draft Projection: Top 20