NBA Draft: Javaris Crittenton
College: Georgia Tech
Accolades: ACC All-Freshman Team (07), Third Team All-ACC (07), CHN Second Team All-Freshman Team (07), McDonald’s All-American Team – high school (06), Third Team Parade All-American – high school (06), Third Team EA Sports All-American – high school (06), Mr. Georgia Basketball – high school (06).
Scouting Report: A big, quick point guard coming off a strong freshman season.
Strengths: Great size for a point guard – tall and strong physique. Very athletic and great leaper. Blow by ability – can get by his defender with ease. Very capable scorer who shoots for a respectable percentage (45%). Very good passer and assist man. Good rebounder for a point guard. Great ball thief – 2 steals per game this year. Draws a ton of fouls (over 4 a game) and capitalizes on his free throws attempts (78.3% FT shooter).
Weaknesses: Very inexperienced and young – won’t turn 20 until New Years Eve. Turns the ball over way too much – averaged almost 4 turnovers per game his freshman season. Can hit the three but needs to improve his percentage.
Projected 2007 Draft Range: Late first round pick.
Consensus: Crittenton had a very good freshman campaign, even overshadowing and outperforming fellow frosh teammate Thaddeus Young. Considering he is a point guard, at least another year in college would be best for him to learn the game more. However, with his size and skills it won’t be too long before he joins his high school teammate, Dwight Howard, in the big leagues.
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