NBA Draft: Marcelus Kemp
Accolades: First Team All-WAC (07), WAC All-Tournament Team (07), WAC All-Tournament Team (06).
Scouting Report: A fifth-year junior scoring machine.
Strengths: Explosive scorer – topped 20 points 16 times this year, and 30 points twice. Three-point bomber – made about 2.5 threes per game, and hit at a 40% clip. Can shoot with a defender’s hand in his face. Can create his own shot off the dribble. Good rebounder for a two-guard. Good free throw shooter.
Weaknesses: Already 23-years-old – two years older than other juniors. Injury prone – missed two full seasons due to injuries – foot and ACL. Turnover prone – averaged more turnovers than assists for his college career – not what you want to see out of a guard prospect. Doesn’t have real great size for the NBA. Never been “the man” at Nevada with Nick Fazekas around.
Projected 2007 Draft Range: Mid second round pick – undrafted.
Consensus: Kemp’s age and average NBA size makes him a lukewarm NBA prospect. However, he definitely can score and if he can work on taking care of the ball he may be able to make the NBA.
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