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Strengths: Versatile scorer, who despite his size, is a smooth athlete capable of putting up big numbers … Dangerous in the fast break where he is able to finish with ease … Fundamentally, he has many of the rare skills that most power forwards lack - ball handling, perimeter shooting and moderate quickness … This versatility allows him to exploit match-ups from the high post where his foot speed is better than most college power forwards or centers … If his match-up guards him for the drive, Beasley will shoot from 18 feet out … Has three point range when his feet are set … Has improved greatly shooting off the dribble from mid-range … Tremendous rebounder due to his great hands, effective boxing out, and the mobility to grab any rebounds out of position … Makes some very tough shots when driving to the basket thanks to his body strength and control … Aggressive plays like these earn him a good number of trips to the free throw line … Physical player who does not shy away from contact and has the competitiveness to keep dominating, no matter the game’s outcome … Has impressive court vision to see the floor and make passes when motivated … Extremely confident player who feels he is the best on the floor, and many times is … Potentially, Beasley is still developing...

Weakness: One of the biggest question marks regarding Beasley is what position he will play in the NBA … Despite being 6-9 he doesn’t have the look of a power forward and his total skill set isn’t refined just yet to play small forward … Athletic, but not on the level that many place him - he's more smooth than explosive … This really impacts him when it comes to shot blocking … If Beasley is to play the small forward position he must improve on ball handling, which is slightly above average, but not good enough to consistently take his defender off the dribble … Many have questioned his maturity level … Tends to be overaggressive on defense which leads him to pick up quick fouls … He must keep his emotions in check and control his frustrations when things aren’t going his way … Mental approach and intensity level fall off when he’s not involved offensively … Back to the basket skills are extremely underdeveloped … Shows solid mechanics on his perimeter shooting but still goes through bouts of inconsistency … Still learning the game from a mental standpoint … Selfish in that he will ignore double teams despite seeing them and still no pass out … Defensively, Beasley must improve on his perimeter defense if he is to play small forward...

Matthew Maurer - 1/3/08


Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2007-08 Kansas State

33

53.2

37.9

77.4

1.3

1.6

12.4

1.2

26.2

DIV I Totals

33

53.2

37.9

77.4

1.3

1.6

12.4

1.2

26.2

 

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0 #11 joairphil@yahoo.com 2008-06-18 04:59
go beasley!!!!!welcome to miami heat bring back the championship ring!!!!!!!![smiley=wink]
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0 #10 Guest 2008-05-20 21:40
GOOOO BULLS!
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0 #9 Guest 2008-04-22 10:29
derrik rose might go before beasley depends what the team needs

i still wouldnt pass up beasley tho
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0 #8 Guest 2008-04-15 13:08
micheal beasley is a beast[smiley=cool]
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0 #7 Guest 2008-03-20 22:58
i go to kansas state and have watched beasley numerous times and i really think that he is a team player and only cares about winning. I believe his composure has improved 100%
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0 #6 Guest 2008-03-17 10:11
I went to school with Michael Beasley he sometimes is very hard headed
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0 #5 Guest 2008-03-06 18:13
its a shame to say but alot of nba playes are "headcases" but still good players. Stephen Jackson, Zach Randolph, Ron Artest for example
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0 #4 Guest 2008-03-03 08:05
This is the CLEAR # ! pick, even McKale couldn't screw up.
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0 #3 Guest 2008-03-01 16:47
ummm he is clearly not goin to be a head case...he is clearly the best freshmen this season...his numbers make him look like a senoir
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0 #2 Guest 2008-02-17 10:12
oh come on, man! he put up 40 and 17 last night! i'm not sure if its going to be minnesota at no. 1 though.
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