Accolades: Second Team All-American - USBWA (08), Fourth Team All-American - CHN (08), First Team All-Big East (08).
Scouting Report: A solid point guard with a good long-range stroke.
Strengths: Good floor general. Experienced. Deadly three-point shooter. Clutch performer - not afraid to take the big shot. Can hit tough shots with defenders on him. Able to get by defenders and into the paint. Smart passer/playmaker. Takes good care of the ball - decent assist/turnover ratio.
Weaknesses: Much publicized off-court legal issues. Will be 23-years-old by the start of next season. Had health and injury concerns in college, including a fairly recent major knee injury. Not a stand-out/explosive athlete. Very inconsistent. Shoots for a horrible % from the floor. Poor shot selection.
Projected 2009 Draft Range: Early to mid second round pick.
Consensus: A.J. Price is never going to be a star in the NBA, but with his point guard skills and ability to knock down the long-range jumper, he could be a valuable bench player.
Stats: AJ Price Stats & GameLog
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= Superstar/All-NBA Potential - Michael Beasley
= Potential NBA All-Star - Derrick Rose
= Consistent NBA Starter - Brook Lopez
= 6th Man/Fringe Starter - Russell Westbrook
= Career Reserve - Roy Hibbert
= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man - JR Giddens
0 stars = Life in the Minor Leagues - Drew Neitzel