Courtney Lee: NBA Draft Profile

    
June 2nd, 2008

Courtney Lee

 

College:  Western Kentucky

Class:  Senior

Position:  SG

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 200lbs

 

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.

 

Stats:  http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=22628

 

 

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= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man

0 stars = Life in the Minor Leagues

 

 

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