NBA Draft: Dominic McGuire
College: Fresno State
Accolades: Second Team All-WAC (07), WAC All-Newcomer Team (07), WAC All-Defensive Team (07).
Scouting Report: A long, lean athletic shotblocker.
Strengths: Great defender. Superb shotblocker – averaged 3.3/game his junior year – had 10 in one game this season. Good rebounder. Can grab boards and push the ball up court on his own. Good shooting range out to behind the three-point line. Great leaper and very quick off his feet. Decent scorer and assist man.
Weaknesses: A year older than other juniors due to a year sat out due to school transfer. Horrible free throw shooter. Needs to add weight and strength for the NBA. Needs to improve his outside shot to play the wing spot in the pros. Has to take better care of the ball – averaged more turnovers than assists this past season. Didn’t really play huge minutes his first two years in college before transferring from Cal.
Projected 2007 Draft Range: Early second round pick.
Consensus: McGuire is definitely a NBA-level athlete and shotblocker. However, he could benefit on another year in college to strengthen his build and improve his outside shot.
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