AJ Price: NBA Draft Profile

February 24th, 2009

AJ Price

College: Connecticut

Class: Senior

Position: PG

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 190lbs


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