Demetris Nichols: NBA Draft Profile

    
May 15th, 2007

NBA Draft: Demetris Nichols

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College: Syracuse

Class: Senior

Stats: ESPN.com 

 

Position: SF

Height: 6”8”

Weight: 212lbs

 

Accolades:  Three-time Street and Smith’s Magazine Honorable Mention All-American – high school, Third Team Parade All-American (03), Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year – high school (03).

 

Scouting Report: A big time scorer with a great three-point touch.

 

Strengths: Scoring – can score in many ways – catch and shoot, dribble drives, three-point shots.  Great three point shooter – currently shooting 45% from deep.  Decent rebounder for his size.  Long limbed -   grabs steals and swats shots.  Experienced – played in a big time conference for a big time program known for producing NBA talent.

 

 Weaknesses: Very thin – needs to add some size and strength for the next level.  Can he defend the athletic wing players in the NBA – Syracuse plays mostly zone defenses.  Not overly athletic. 

 

Projected 2007 Draft Range: Early to mid second round pick.

 

Consensus: Nichols could find a niche in the NBA as a long-range shooting specialist.  Whether he is strong and athletic enough to contribute more than that in the pros is the question.

 

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