Kemba WalkerHt/Wt: 5-11 / 172 lbs
2010 Draft Profile - Kemba WalkerSTRENGTHS: Kemba will remind you of the old school prototypical NBA bulldogish point guard that plays both ends of the court while not taking a play off for rest. Although only a sophmore, he has been a source of reliability and team leadership through tough times due to injuries encountered by his coach and team. He is cat like quick and seems to penetrate at will while dictating the tempo of the game. If an opponent elects to play him to penetrate; he can also pull up and stick the jimmy. I know its a cliche but Kemba does " make his teammates better." His overall play and demeanor is reminiscent of the former Syracuse guard - Jonny Flynn but then so is his physical makeup also. He provides a city moxie to his game due to his NYC playground and Rice High School experience. An excellent playmaker both in transition and in a half court offense which is mandatory in the rough and tumble Big East which in my mind has been the most prolific college basketball conference over the last seven to eight years. Kemba does not mind playing in your shorts defense against some of the best guards in the Big East which over the course of his tenure has been a sixteen team conference so he's seen it all at his position.
WEAKNESSES: Although you can never judge what is in a man's heart - you can make a subjective guess relative to how Kemba's physical stature might translate to the NBA. 5'11" would be a liberal take on his height and he might be 175 pounds soaking wet. That doesn't mean he can't be successful at the next level but coupled with his inexperience as a sophmore; he might benefit from another year of collegiate play. Guards are dime a dozen and sometimes dimes get lost amongst other currency.
NBA OUTLOOK: Everything in my mind shakes out to not just where a player gets drafted but also what team drafts you relative to their needs. Why come out as a second pick this year when you could stay another year and play your way into the first round? Kemba's height won't change but his skillset and draft status could change for the better. For the right team he could be an excellent backup point guard in the mold of a Randy Foye.
Player profile submitted by: Bruce C. Jett
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