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2002 Scouting Report:

Strengths: Plays basketball at it's highest in terms of intensity and aggressiveness doesn't back down from anyone ... Pure athlete very explosive has no problems dunking on defenders, and has a great motor; runs the court like a deer ... Excellent rebounder uses his long arms and shear quickness to out hustle opposing players under the boards this is one of the reasons why he is especially good at offensive boards ... Gets the majority of his points on dunks, and put-backs … Simply dominating on the inside although it's not because of his strength but his lateral quickness, this makes it very hard for defenders to get a feel for him defensively ... Has a strong NBA ready body, because of this he can finish most plays after contact occurs; he is also good at drawing enough contact to get to the free throw line … Has shown the leaping ability and lateral quickness to be an effective NBA shot-blocker, and has already become a good enough defender in high school to make opposing players change there shots … Tough minded has supreme confidence in his ability’s feels that he is the best, has overcome a lot of off the court problems, will not fold under pressure … Has started to get a nice consistent turnaround jump shot in the post … Greatly improved his face up game and ball handling as he can now step 15 feet from the basket and drive in the lane or shot the mid-range jumper from 15 feet and in … Has a great feel for opposing defense’s seems to feel when a double team is about to occur and will usually look for a open teammate to pass too …

Weakness: While he has overcome a lot of off the court problems, like his high school transcripts, transferring through 6 schools to become eligible, and his parents (mother was in jail & father has passed away) Stoudemire has been amazing on how he has handled it, but NBA teams will look deeply at these issues to see if he is solid and mature … Due to him being such a high-energy player he must learn how to pace himself during a game, because he has a tendency to pick up bad fouls by being overaggressive on defense … Why he has the ability to draw fouls and get to the line his free throw shooting prevents him from taking full advantage of this … Must be better disciplined offensively not because he throws up bad shots but at times tends to go for the spectacular play rather than going for a basic basket … While he has improved his perimeter game his jumper still remains streaky; so getting that more consistent would be of great benefit … Post moves could stand to be refined; although by no means is he lacking; it’s just that his post footwork needs a touch up and offensively he could use some variety … Although he has a manly body adding 10-15 pounds would ensure that he wouldn't get pushed off the blocks against the bigger players of the NBA ...

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1998-99 Lake Whales H.S.

Played on Junior Varsity Team

1999-00 Mt. Zion Christian Academy

26

65.0

N/A

60.0

N/A

4.0

8.3

N/A

22.0

2000-01 Emanuel Christian Academy

Did Not Play Ineligible

2000-01 Dr. Phillips H.S.

Did Not Play Ineligible

2000-01 West Orange H.S.

Did Not Play Ineligible

2001-02 Cypress Creek H.S.

29

65.0

24.0

78.0

2.1

6.1

15.0

N/A

29.1

H.S. Totals

55

65.0

N/A

69.0

N/A

5.0

11.6

N/A

25.5

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