Accolades: co-Mr. Basketball - New York - high school (09), McDonald’s All-American - high school (09), Second Team All-USA - USA Today - high school (09), Second Team Parade All-American - high school (08), First Team All-USA - USA Today - high school (08).
Scouting Report: A strong, explosive scoring guard.
Strengths: Good size and strength. Very good ball-handler. Extremely aggressive. Used to being in the spotlight. 6’10” wingspan. Good pull-up jumper. Can be an explosive scorer. Good passer.
Weaknesses: Questionable attitude. Bad shot-selection. Considered to be selfish. Had some off-the-court issues. Isn’t outstandingly quick or athletic.
Projected 2010 Draft Range: First round pick.
Consensus: Lance Stephenson stock is in decline and needs to do some serious work to fix it. Whatever college he chooses to go to, he should consider staying more than one year or risk being an NBA bust.
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= Superstar/All-NBA Potential - Michael Beasley
= Potential NBA All-Star - Derrick Rose
= Consistent NBA Starter - Brook Lopez
= 6th Man/Fringe Starter - Russell Westbrook
= Career Reserve - Roy Hibbert
= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man - JR Giddens
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