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Strengths: Has all the qualities that you look for in a point guard with controlling the tempo, unselfishness, patience, court vision and leadership … Uses a nice change of speed dribble to create separation drives … Once in the lane Augustin uses a solid assortment of floaters and runners to make difficult finishes in traffic … Understands how to use his body strength to initiate contact, which allows him a decent number of free throw opportunities … Never seems to over penetrate or over dribble - once the lane collapses Augustin uses his court vision and body control to make quality passes off drives … Has legit three point range on his jumper … Uses a step back jumper off the dribble if the defense plays him for his drive … Defensively, he shows good effort and quick hands for steal opportunities … Excellent ball handler who has no problems creating when heavy defensive pressure is applied … Has that rare quality to makes teammates around him better … Is comfortable running in a half court set or in an up tempo offense … Has a tremendous feel for the game … Takes care of the ball and rarely makes poor decisions with the ball in his hands … Owns a quality pull-up jumper 16 feet from mid-range … Aggressive player that consistently looks to push the ball up the court … Has the uncanny ability to keep everything balanced as it relates to scoring and keeping his teammates involved in the offense, a rarity for most young point guards … Has a contagious confidence in his ability which spreads to his teammates … Crafty player who uses unconventional shots to not only create contact, but to also convert highly difficult shots from the perimeter …

Weaknesses: Augustin is not what you would call an exceptional athlete … While his lateral quickness isn’t poor, he struggles on the defensive end to cover opposing guards with elite athleticism … This weakness, combined with his short arms, prevents him from effectively disrupting passing lanes … Height could scare off some teams as he lists at 5-11 with shoes … Historically, not many guards under the 6-0 mark have done well in the NBA … Can go through severe cold spells when shooting from the perimeter … Lacks the explosive first step to gain consistent separation from his defender … Can force tough shots at times, but to his credit this could be more so because of team personnel than mentality … Seems to loose elevation on his jumper and quickness in release during the course of a game … Can settle too much for the three point shot instead of taking a few more dribbles for the mid-range jumper … With the trickery Augustin uses to get off shots at the collegiate level, its suspect if he will be able to do this in the NBA … Upside isn’t very comparable to other point guard prospects in the draft - while his play has been great this past season, how much more can he improve considering his height and slightly above average athleticism?

Matthew Maurer - 6/10/08


Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2006-07 Texas

35

44.9

44.1

83.8

1.5

0.1

2.8

6.7

14.4

2007-08 Texas

38

43.9

38.1

78.3

1.2

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2.9

5.8

19.2

DIV I Totals

73

44.4

41.0

80.9

1.3

0.0

2.9

6.2

16.9

 

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0 #4 Guest 2008-06-18 05:23
You should go to the knicks they would need u
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0 #3 Guest 2008-06-14 12:42
If geoff petrie dont take him,Im goin 2 kill him
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0 #2 Guest 2008-06-09 20:40
who will get this guy,goin to have an impact on the team right away.
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0 #1 Guest 2008-06-03 10:50
future sacramento king!
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