Courtney Lee: NBA Draft Profile
College: Western Kentucky
Accolades: First Team Mid-Major All-American – CHN (08), Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year (08), First Team All-Sun Belt Conference (08), Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team (08), First Team All-Sun Belt Conference (07), Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team (07), First Team All-Sun Belt Conference (06), Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year (05), Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team (05).
Scouting Report: A small conference player that puts the shooting in shooting guard.
Strengths: Great shooter from all over the floor. Big-time scorer – poured in over 2200 points in his collegiate career. Very consistent – had double-figure scoring totals in 34 of 36 games his senior year. Experienced player – played four years of 30-plus minutes a game in college. Very good three-point shooter – hit 245 long-bombs in his career at a 40% clip. Can penetrate and score. Used to having all the defensive pressure on him. Capable rebounder for a shooting guard. Great free throw shooter. Solid defender – gets his share of steals.
Weaknesses: Age – will be 23-years-old when next season starts. Athleticism has been questioned. Will be a little undersized in the NBA. Played in a small conference so he didn’t go up against top competitors on a nightly basis. Needs to improve his playmaking skills and cut down on the turnovers – had more turnovers than assists in college.
Projected 2008 Draft Range: Late first round to late second round pick.
Consensus: Lee might be a small conference player but he has big conference talent. He could be a steal for a team if he slips into the second round.
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