2012 NBA Draft – Jae Crowder
Jae Crowder – Marquette, Small Forward (Sr.)
2011-2012 Statistics: 17.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.5 spg
Strengths: Plays with a lot of intensity. Doesn’t need the basketball to be effective. Has a great understanding of the game. Really excels defensively, both on and off the ball.
Weaknesses: Ball handling skills aren’t where they need to be. Can’t create his own shot yet. Played a lot of power forward in college, will have to adjust to being a full-time small forward in the NBA.
Projection: Early to mid second round
NBA Comparison: Shane Battier/Trevor Ariza