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DaJuan Summers Equals Roy Hibbert?

DaJuan Summers is a two-star NBA prospect, which in the eyes of equates to Roy Hibbert.  They contend:

DaJuan Summers


College: Georgetown

Class: Junior

Position: SF

Height: 6’8"

Weight: 236lbs


Accolades: Big East All-Tournament Team (07), Gatorade Boys Basketball Maryland Player of the Year - high school (06).


Scouting Report: An explosive athlete with a grown man’s body.


Strengths: Great size for a small forward. Very long arms. Solid defender. Big and strong. Plays physical - uses his strength well. Aggressive player. Good leaper. Explosive player. Good spot-up shooter. Capable slashing to the hoop. Good three-point shooter - over 100 made for his career. Very consistent scorer.


Weaknesses: Needs to improve his ball handling. Turns the ball over way too much. Tends to rely on jumpers too much rather than driving or using his size/strength down low. Mediocre rebounder. Not much of a passer/assist man. Foul prone.


Projected 2009 Draft Range: Late first round to early second round pick.


Consensus: With his size and skills, DaJuan Summers has tons of potential as a NBA player. Whether or not he fully develops his game and becomes an above average pro is unclear, but the potential is there.

They aren't too off on DaJuan except for the part where they call him a solid defender.  And I guess calling him a good spot-up shooter isn't accurate.  And stating that he is capable of slashing to the hoop is not entirely true.  And while I am being critical, I might as well mention that he probably shouldn't be called a consistent scorer.  But other than that they are spot-on with their analysis.  Or they are correct as long as Summers chooses to play to his potential rather than take horrible shots and sit on his hands on defense.

And the icing on the cake is their 2008 star rating equivalents:

= 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

0 stars = Life in the Minor Leagues - Drew Neitzel

Have never been so proud of our career reserves!

Good talk.