NBA Draft: Zabian Dowdell

March 22nd, 2007

NBA Draft: Zabian Dowdell


College: Virginia Tech

Class: Senior



Position: PG/SG

Height: 6”3”

Weight: 190lbs


Accolades: Honorable Mention All-ACC (06), ACC All-Defensive Team (06), Honorable Mention All-ACC (05).


Scouting Report:  An experienced, well-rounded guard.


Strengths: A bit of everything – he’s a good scorer – over 1700 points for his career; good rebounder for his position; decent assist man; great thief – over 200 steals for his career.  Very experienced – played 4 seasons for the Hokies and averaged over 32 minutes a game each season.  Good three-point shooter.  Can also drive to the hoop to score and has a decent mid-range game.  Good size as a point guard.  Very good defender.


Weaknesses: Is he a point guard or a shooting guard in the NBA – is probably too small to play the 2 spot in the pros, so Dowdell will have to prove he can run the point for an NBA team.


Projected 2007 Draft Range: Late second round pick – undrafted.


Consensus:  Dowdell’s outstanding play this year has made him into a legitimate draft prospect.  He has become a much more consistent shooter and scorer and could be a sleeper in this year’s draft.



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