marcus-dove-1.jpg Marcus Dove - The Draft Review
  • Name: Marcus Dove
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height: 6-9 (2.05m)
  • Weight: 215 (98kg)
  • College Team: Oklahoma State Cowboys
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Bellflower, California
  • Birthdate: 6/17/1985
  • Drafted: Automatically eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not selected by an NBA franchise ... Drafted by the Dakota Wizards in the 2009 NBDL Draft...
oklahoma_st Marcus Dove - The Draft Review

Strengths: Defensively, Dove has many of the physical tools needed to develop into a competent defender on the next level, such as length, lateral quickness, long arms, swift hands and versatility to defend multiple positions … A solid finisher in traffic thanks to his body control and floaters to convert … Owns a solid first step to gain separation from his defender … Uses his long arms and foot speed to play passing lanes for steals … Possesses the typical NBA ready body and size that teams covet at the small forward position … Potentially, he has a good amount of growth left to work with … Athletically, he is a quality athlete blessed with good quickness and explosiveness … With his athleticism and mobility, Dove is a decent rebounder out of position … Quality finisher in transition who has the body strength to convert after absorbing contact … Possesses a decent basketball IQ to see plays as they develop and stop them on defense … Great attitude in that Dove takes pride in his defense and is never intimidated or frustrated when defending his assignment …

Weaknesses: Although he shows decent shooting touch from the perimeter he lacks any real consistency … Some of this is due to his shooting mechanics which are in need of refinement - he has a slow release due to a wind up motion … Still learning how to shoot off the dribble from mid-range - every shot is either a drive to the basket or a three point shot when his feet are set … Semi tweener who doesn’t really define a true position in the NBA with his skill set … Although he’s clearly better suited for the small forward position he lacks the offensive ability to contribute from the perimeter consistently … Lacks any real confidence in scoring - seems content to defer to teammates and get his points on hustle plays …While he usually has the size on his match-up, his ability to take advantage of this by posting up is often fruitless … Average rebounder who should get more with his athletic ability, but lacks instincts and gets boxed out rather easy … Defensively, Dove tends to get too aggressive and gets into foul trouble a decent amount of time … Settles too often for perimeter shots, neglecting to drive to the basket and create contact … Some of this could be due to his average ball handling, which to his credit has improved this season, but remains a skill in need of improvement … Not much of a passer due sub par court vision …

Matthew Maurer - 4/4/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2003-04 Oklahoma St.

Did Not Play Redshirt

2004-05 Oklahoma St.

17

63.6

100.0

66.7

0.4

0.2

1.1

0.6

1.2

2005-06 Oklahoma St.

22

65.1

00.0

75.7

1.4

1.0

4.4

1.9

3.8

2006-07 Oklahoma St.

33

58.3

20.0

62.5

1.2

1.2

4.5

1.2

4.7

2007-08 Oklahoma St.

33

43.3

31.3

65.3

1.9

1.1

4.3

1.2

9.5

DIV I Totals

105

55.9

32.3

66.8

1.3

1.0

4.3

1.2

5.5

 

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