marcelus-kemp-1.jpg Marcelus Kemp 2007 Underclassmen - The Draft Review
  • Name: Marcelus Kemp
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-5 (1.96m)
  • Weight: 210 (95kg)
  • College Team: Nevada Wolf Pack
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
  • Birthdate: 5/18/1984  
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2007 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
nba Marcelus Kemp 2007 Underclassmen - The Draft Review

Strengths: Physically, he has added a decent amount of strength while maintaining his overall athleticism … Has stopped settling for the perimeter shot - utilizes a pump fake then drives to the basket … Even more important is that he hasn’t been as shy when physical contact occurs; this is the reason he’s getting to the free throw line more this year … Kemp can absorb contact when driving to the basket and finish with some amount of success … Has three point range when his feet are set and has shown some improvement off the dribble … Although not spectacular, he has shown some ability to take a couple of dribbles and pull-up from mid-range … Solid free throw shooter … Works extremely well shooting off screens 18 feet from mid-range … Greatly improved rebounding the ball this year thanks to his improved physique and use of his long arms … Plays the game with good poise and maturity … Is developing into a more consistent player who is capable of putting up a decent amount of points nightly … Has a gunner mentality with the confidence to keep shooting no matter how his performance has fared … Is showing much more patience offensively playing within himself and not trying to exceed his role …

Weakness: Perimeter shooting can be prone to streakiness at times … Not great creating offense off the dribble … This could be due to his lack of explosiveness off his first step and average ball handling … Doesn’t always play defense with great intensity … Shot selection leaves a little to be desired as he can go through stretches of forcing shots in key moments … Kemp doesn’t have a great feel for the game despite his time in school … From a potential standpoint, he doesn’t have much more room for growth as a six year player … Durability is a major cause for concern as he’s suffered a number of injuries early on in his career … Prone to mental breakdowns in crucial times during games … Has a habit of standing around on offense instead of moving around to get open … Lacks the mentality or vision to be a good passer … Has a tendency to struggle when defending athletic guards because of his average lateral quickness … Needs to take care of the ball better as he is very turnover prone …

Matthew Maurer - 1/15/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2002-03 Nevada

Did Not Play Redshirted

2003-04 Nevada

34

33.9

34.4

62.5

0.3

0.0

1.4

0.8

4.6

2004-05 Nevada

Did Not Play Redshirted

2005-06 Nevada

33

46.2

35.9

85.1

0.5

0.2

3.2

1.3

15.0

2006-07 Nevada

34

46.2

40.6

80.5

0.7

0.2

4.6

2.4

18.5

2007-08 Nevada

33

44.9

38.0

86.3

0.7

0.3

5.4

3.3

20.0

DIV I Totals

134

42.8

37.2

78.5

0.5

0.2

3.6

1.9

14.5

 

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