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#10 Miami: Devin Booker (SG; Fr.; Kentucky)

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Birthday: 10/30/96
NBA Position: Shooting Guard
Class: Freshman
Ht: 6-6
Wt: 205
Hometown: Ocean Springs, MS
High School: Moss Point
NBA Comparison: Gordon Hayward/Klay Thompson
Strengths:
High basketball IQ and 3-point specialist ...
Good feel for the game and makes smart plays ... Sharpshooter who's shooting release and form is mechanically sound ...
Silky-smooth and lighting quick release with a soft touch …
Has good balance and accuracy on his shot and releases the ball at its highest point ... Nice body control when shooting jumpers and driving/finishing at the rim ... Efficient shooter from the 3-point line (shooting 40% on 3-pointers) ... Great floor spacer ... Terrific scoring instincts ... Can hit big shots ... Possesses a deadly step-back jumper ... Makes shots from the corners and at the top of the key ... Strong free throw shooter (shoots north of 80 percent) ... Can hit mid-range jumpers (shooting 52 percent on 2-pointers) ... Tremendous range ... Ability to catch-and-shoot …

#25 Memphis: Tyus Jones (PG; Fr.; Duke)

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Birthday: 5/10/96
NBA Position: Point Guard
Class: Freshman
Ht: 6-1
Wt: 185
Hometown: Apple Valley, MN
High School: Apple Valley
NBA Comparison: Trey Burke/Luke Ridnour
Notes: 6'0.75, 191.2 lbs, with a 6'5.25 wingspan and 8'0.75 reach at the 2014 USA U18 tryouts


Strengths:
Point guard in the truest sense of the word with excellent court sense and feel for the game … Rarely makes a bad decision ... Maturity beyond his years, very comfortable in a leadership role, also very adaptable to those he is playing with … Very good at changing speeds, plays under control and makes very few mistakes … Looks to pass first before creating his own offense, while still maintaining a jump shot that requires attention … Great body control, does not shy from contact and uses change of pace to create shots … Is a major threat in the pick-and-roll, can hurt you with the pass and will make you pay if you go under the screen … If the “clutch gene” does exist, he definitely seems to have it … Not afraid …

Kevin Pangos (PG; Sr.; Gonzaga)

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Birthday: 1/26/93
NBA Position: Point Guard
Class: Senior
Ht: 6-2
Wt: 185
Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
High School: Denison Secondary
Notes: 6'1.5 (in shoes) 180 lbs, with a 5'11.5 wingspan at the 2013 Nike Guard Skills Academy ...
6'2.5 (in shoes) 185 lbs, with a 5'11.5 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Guard Skills Academy


by Matthew Snyder, Slam Magazine, March 2015

“I get kind of addicted to consciously trying to improve at something,” Kevin Pangos tells us over the phone.
Gonzaga’s star 6-2 senior point guard expounds upon this point by referencing the create-a-player mode in video games. The way you want to keep playing so those skill sliders keep boosting. “That’s how I think of my game,” Pangos says. “I’m always trying to think of different ways to become the best I can be.”
Enter countless hours spent in the gym, where Pangos tinkers and tailors like a craftsman of old. He won’t leave until he becomes suffently proficient in the most minute of details. Uncommon? Yes, bu…

2015 NBA Draft: Terran Petteway (SF; Jr; Nebraska)

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Birthday: 10/8/92
NBA Position: Small Forward
Class: Junior
Ht: 6-6
Wt: 210
Hometown: Galveston, TX
High School: Ball


di Alberto Buffin, SpazioNBA.it
Età: 22 (8/10/1992) STATURA E PESO: 1.98 x 97 kg Classe: Junior Università: Nebraska Cornhuskers Giocatore NBA simile: Glen Rice Jr.
Il texano più irriverente del college basketball è anche uno dei migliori giocatori della nazione. Giunto al secondo anno con la casacca dei Cornuhuskers, Petteway si candida al ruolo di mina vagante in ottica Draft, con le sue quotazioni che al momento non ne assicurano di certo l’entrata tra i 60 che verranno selezionati a giugno.
Dopo essere passato in sordina all’uscita dalla Ball, decide di attendere l’università di Texas Tech senza ottenere troppe soddisfazioni, con i Red Raiders che ne vincono davvero poche, mentre Terran continua a vedere poco il campo.
Nella primavera del 2012 si trasferisce lontano dal Texas, e approda nel Nebraska. Costretto a saltare l’anno successivo per via delle regole NCAA sui transfer…

2015 NBA Draft: George "Georginho" de Paula (PG; Pinheiros)

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George de Paula, 6-6, Point Guard, Pinheros
3 points, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, 0-3 2P, 1-2 3P, 16 minutes

Current: PG - NBA: PG - Possible: PG
Bday: 05/24/1996 (19 Years Old)
H: 6' 6"
W: 197 lbs
Pick: 41 in 2015 Mock Draft
Rank 29 in Top 100 Prospects
Rank 1 in International '96
Rank 7 in 2015 Point Guards
Agent: Alex Saratsis
High School: -
Hometown: Diadema, Brazil
NBA Comparison: Shaun Livingston/Kawhi Leonard (long arms)/Rajon Rondo (big hands)


The youngest player participating at the Combine, and also possibly the most highly touted, George de Paula stepped into a very difficult situation and ended up having a fairly positive performance that will undoubtedly help his draft stock moving forward.

De Paula was significantly more aggressive than he was in Portland at the Nike Hoop Summit, making some outstanding passes using both sides of the floor, playing at different speeds while showing off slick ball-handling skills, strong court vision, and very nice creativity for a 6-6, 18-ye…

2015 NBA Draft: Marcus Paige (PG; Jr; UNC)

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di Lorenzo Olivieri, SpazioNBA.it
Dopo essere esploso da sophomore, Marcus Paige è pronto...
ETA’: 21 (11/09/1993) STATURA E PESO: 1.85 x 80 kg UNIVERSITA’: University of North Carolina CLASSE: Junior RUOLO: Point Guard PARAGONE NBA: Shabazz Napier

CARATTERISTICHE:
Bel salto dalla sua stagione da freshman a quella da sophomore. Con delle cifre alla voce punti segnati che parlano da sole e che raccontano di 17.5 ppg nello scorso anno a fronte degli 8.2 ppg di due anni fa, sembra abbastanza scontato che molti dei riflettori della North Carolina verranno puntati sul playmaker dei Tar Heels.
Paige è un attaccante, e in particolare un tiratore. La maggior parte dei suoi tentativi arriva da oltre l’arco o da long two, ed il nativo dell’Iowa è diventato tremendamente efficace in questo tipo di conclusioni, come dimostra il 39% da 3 su 6.5 tentativi a partita dell’ultima stagione. Ma è soprattutto la versatilità dei tiri che fa di lui un grande attaccante: Paige sa infatti essere letale sia tirand…

Chris McCullough (PF; Fr.; Syracuse)

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Birthday: 2/5/95 NBA Position: Power Forward Class: Freshman Ht: 6-9 Wt: 200 Hometown: Bronx, NY High School: Salisbury HS (CT) / Brewster Academy (NH) / IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) NBA Comparison: Shareef Abdur-Rahim/PJ Brown
Strengths:  Great size and length at the four spot to go along with top-notch fluidity when running the floor and getting off the ground … Scores, rebounds and can defend high above the rim … Very dangerous in transition, uses very good angles when running with guards and attacks the basket with regularity … Ability to put the ball on the floor and makes quick moves to the basket, draws a lot of fouls and gets good looks close to the hoop … Has potential to stretch the floor with his outside shot. Confidence in jumper is building and he is a threat to knock down the open 15-17 footer, with range even out to the college three point line … Athleticism and length make him a high level offensive rebounder, keeps a lot of possessions alive … Has been very aggressive and whi…