Evan TurnerHt/Wt: 6-7 / 205 lbs
Team: Ohio State
2010 Draft Profile - Evan TurnerA Brandon Roy clone with a bit of Scottie Pippen DNA. Turner is one of the most efficient and productive players in the nation. His long arms and instincts allows him to rebound at a very high rate. Many evaluators project Turner to play the swingman spot in the league, but I really believe he can man the point guard spot fulltime. Although he is still learning the position, he is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses with smaller guards. He tends to lure his man off balance with his herky jerk handle, and dribble one way and crossover the opposite way ability. He simply dominates games with a high basketball IQ, as far as knowing when to shoot, pass, and lead his team on his back. Makes passes that smaller guards have a hard time making. Very smooth to the point that he makes it look effortless.
However Turner does have some weaknesses that I can sort out. His shot mechanics does look a little funky, but goes in a decent amount. Mid range game has come along over the course of the season but really hasn't developed much of a three point shot, and doesn't look to shoot many. Needs to tone down turnovers, but with more seasoning playing point guard, he should solve that problem. Can probaly stand to bulk up more and add to his slender frame.
Outlook: Turner is NBA ready and can fill a need for a struggling franchise now. Has top five pick caliber potential. As versatile of a college player as they come, and is the best player in the draft, not named John Wall. A NBA allstar in the making.
Player profile submitted by: Monta Williams
This draft is quickly turning into a two-player contest. While John Wall is widely considered the best prospect, Evan Turnerís smart, versatile game and excellent ball control has earned him the number two spot on most mock drafts. He has the ball handling and knowledge to play point guard yet the length and scoring versatility to play either wing.
His toughness and drive are also stellar, after suffering a severe back injury in early December he made it back to the court in a little more than a month. Thatís about half the time that the doctors expected. That injury, which many people thought would hurt his draft stock actually did the opposite.
He has the potential for a triple double any given day, however, expect his rebounding totals to decrease in the NBA, given that he will most likely play shooting guard against much taller and tougher competition. One other concern is his shooting ability, which is actually extremely high at almost 54%, yet his three point shooting ability is unproven at best at less then 30% on limited attempts. He will need to eventually get range out to the NBA three-point line if he wants to be able to stretch the defense and have success driving and dishing, but ultimately Evan Turner has all the tools to become a very accomplished NBA player.
Player profile submitted by: Zachary Johnson
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