brian-laing.jpg Brian Laing - The Draft Review
  • Name: Brian Laing
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-4 (1.93m)
  • Weight: 215 (98kg)
  • College Team: Seton Hall Pirates
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Bronx, New York
  • Birthdate: 12/14/1985
  • Drafted: Automatically eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise.
seton_hall Brian Laing - The Draft Review

Strengths: Throwback scorer who utilizes the mid-range jumper to its full advantage … Owns an NBA ready body capable of withstanding the rigors of physical play … Uses this body a great deal when going for rebounds, which enables him to get a good number of boards despite his size … Plays the game with toughness and intensity, something that will make him prized among coaches … Decent passer, who despite his scoring mindset, is unselfish … Has become proficient taking one or two dribbles and pulling-up from mid-range … Understands how to utilize screens for catch and shoot opportunities … Uses his strong upper body to absorb any contact on drives and finish … Conditioning is top-notch in that he never seems to tire regardless of how many minutes he has played … No matter how badly Laing has shot during the course of a game he never loses confidence in himself … Possesses a decent feel for the game and makes quality decisions with the ball in his hands … Although he doesn’t drive to the basket much, he uses a number of fakes and hesitations to get defenders off their feet … If he can’t get separation he’ll often wait till his defender jumps, then creates contact by shooting into them … Great free throw shooter … Leadership has blossomed this year, which speaks about his confidence and maturity … Upside is relatively good despite being a senior, primarily because many of his issues are able to be corrected to some degree …

Weaknesses: Doesn’t possess exceptional athleticism or explosiveness … His height is not the prototypical size for a shooting guard in the NBA … Perimeter defense remains a work in progress … Tends to reach a lot hoping for steals instead of playing defense with his feet … This aggressiveness often leads him to pick-up fouls … Displays slow mechanics that will limit his ability to get his shot off cleanly in the NBA … The main issue in his mechanics is that he brings the ball to his knee in a wind-up fashion, thus giving defenders time to recover … Three point shooting shows promise but lacks any real consistency at the moment … Must concentrate on refining his ball handling skills as he is below average creating off the dribble consistently … Could stand to improve his lateral quickness as he has some problems defending quick guards … Lacks the first step and ball handling to take opposing defenders off the dribble … Because of this he rarely gets opportunities to slash to the basket … Some of his development has been stalled by his team’s lack of personnel, as he played last year at the power forward position for a good portion of the season …

Matthew Maurer - 2/20/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 Seton Hall

23

41.8

41.7

37.5

0.3

0.0

1.3

0.5

2.8

2005-06 Seton Hall

30

38.5

31.3

70.5

0.9

0.4

3.6

1.5

5.8

2006-07 Seton Hall

29

46.3

31.8

76.1

1.7

0.5

6.7

2.1

16.5

2007-08 Seton Hall

32

45.5

37.4

80.3

1.6

0.5

6.9

2.0

18.6

DIV I Totals

114

45.5

35.2

68.0

1.2

0.4

4.9

1.6

11.5

 

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