Marcelus Kemp: NBA Draft Profile

    
May 27th, 2007

NBA Draft: Marcelus Kemp

 

College: Nevada

Year: Junior

Stats: ESPN.com 

 

Position: SG

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 210lbs

 

Accolades: First Team All-WAC (07), WAC All-Tournament Team (07), WAC All-Tournament Team (06).

 

Scouting Report: A fifth-year junior scoring machine.

 

Strengths: Explosive scorer – topped 20 points 16 times this year, and 30 points twice.  Three-point bomber – made about 2.5 threes per game, and hit at a 40% clip.  Can shoot with a defender’s hand in his face.  Can create his own shot off the dribble.  Good rebounder for a two-guard.  Good free throw shooter.

 

Weaknesses: Already 23-years-old – two years older than other juniors.  Injury prone – missed two full seasons due to injuries – foot and ACL.  Turnover prone – averaged more turnovers than assists for his college career – not what you want to see out of a guard prospect.  Doesn’t have real great size for the NBA.  Never been “the man” at Nevada with Nick Fazekas around.

 

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

 

Consensus:  Kemp’s age and average NBA size makes him a lukewarm NBA prospect.  However, he definitely can score and if he can work on taking care of the ball he may be able to make the NBA.

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