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2007 NBA Draft Prospects - Shooting Guards

The top 2007 draft prospects at the shooting guard position.
Note: Last update: May 24, 2007.
*-Denotes player will return to college/Europe for the 2007-08 season.



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Name
School
Height
Weight
Year
Misc. Notes
Nicolas Batum*
France
6-8
210
1988
The top guard in the draft with an all-around game. Very clutch on the European level. Hard to find any flaws.
Chase Budinger*
Arizona
6-7
190
Fr.
Averaged more than 15 ppg as a freshman. Can knock down threes and drive into the paint. Very athletic. His defense, rebounding and basketball IQ aren't liabilities, but they need to improve. Should be a top-8 selection in 2008. Top-15 if he comes out this year.
Nick Young
USC
6-6
200
Jr.
A dynamic scorer who has averaged at least 17 ppg the past two seasons. Can shoot from long range. Needs to improve his dribbling and driving.
Marco Belinelli
Italy
6-6
200
1986
Has a high basketball IQ and a quick jumper scouts salivate over. Also handles the rock well. Defense is a huge liability.
Arron Afflalo
UCLA
6-5
215
Jr.
An excellent shooter and a dynamic defender. Not the most athletically gifted player in the world. Can he create his own shot at the next level?
Daequan Cook
Ohio State
6-5
210
Fr.
A tremendous athlete who can score in a variety of ways. Excellent shooter from long range. Needs to work on shot selection.
Morris Almond
Rice
6-6
214
Sr.
Need a 3-point shooter? This is your guy. He has hit at least 45 percent from beyond the arc the last three years! Smart and rebounds extremely well for a guard. Ball handling and passing are issues, but they can be resolved with coaching.
Rudy Fernandez
Spain
6-6
172
1985
Typical international guard; an incredible shooter but cannot play defense at all.
Brandon Rush
Kansas
6-6
202
So.
Rebounds well for a guard, plays excellent defense and shoots threes prolifically (45 percent collegiate average). Probably needs one more year at Kansas to get stronger.
Rodney Stuckey
Eastern Washington
6-4
205
So.
Averaged more than 24 ppg the past two years, but that was against Big Sky competition. How will he fare in the NBA? Can play the point because of his excellent ball-handling and passing skills. Not a good defender. Can't hit a three and takes way too many of them.
Josh Shipp*
UCLA
6-5
207
So.
Can put the ball in the hoop a number of ways, as long as it doesn't involve the 3-point line. Injury-prone. Not the quickest guy in the world.
Marcus Williams
Arizona
6-7
207
So.
Handles and drives well. Can score when he's focused. Mentally, he's not there. Lazy at times with shot selection.
D.J. Strawberry
Maryland
6-5
210
Sr.
Works hard, unlike his father, which you can tell by the improvement of his 3-point shot. Excellent ball-handler and defender. However, his jumper still needs a lot of work.
Adam Haluska
Iowa
6-5
210
Sr.
A hard-worker who will hit threes if he's open. Will not be able to create his own shot at the next level. Will have to transition from being the No. 1 guy to a 3-point specialist.
Ron Lewis
Ohio State
6-4
195
Sr.
Not the greatest 3-point shooter percentage-wise, but has a knack for nailing clutch shots. Dangerous driver. Horrendous defender.
Marko Thomas
Croatia
6-8
198
1985
A very athletic and smart ball player. Solid shooter. Not the quickest guy in the world. Needs to work on shot selection.
Sun Yue
China
6-9
205
1985
Excellent ball-handler and passer. Can shoot threes. Low basketball IQ. Very weak and skinny for his size.


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