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  • Name: John Salmons
  • Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-7 (2.00m)
  • Weight: 210 (95kg)
  • College Team: Miami Hurricanes
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Birthdate: 12/12/1979
  • Drafted: Selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round (26th pick overall) of 2002 NBA Draft.
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2002 Scouting Report:

Strengths: Due to his size and skills Salmons is capable proving mismatches almost every game … Extremely versatile player who has played every position but center during his four years at Miami … Plays the game with a calm composed demeanor rarely does he play out of control … Smart player who constantly moves around the basket to set up his low post game as he understands how to use his height on his mismatches … Although not the quickest player he is very deceptive with the ball due to his nice breakdown ability … Wonderful rebounder who enjoys crashing the boards … For his size he is a excellent ball handler and passer often Miami would run plays through him … Team player who understands what is role is in a team concept and rarely tries to exceed it … Above average defender who is blessed with quick hands and decent anticipation skills … Does a good job of drawling fouls when he gets in the lane … Has the court vision and leadership abilities that are needed of point guards …

Weakness: While he has the ability to play point guard he might lack the quickness needed to defend the position … At this moment he is a average 3-point shooter often defenders were able to play off him for the drive … Has some problems getting separation from his defender as he is more deceptive than quick … Isn’t much of a athlete for his size due to his average jumping ability and lack of explosiveness … Salmons could struggle getting his shot off in the NBA … Ball protection could use some improvement as he can be a little turnover prone … Hasn’t fully mastered the point guard position so in reality he is really a combo guard … Doesn’t have a solid mid-range jumper and at time struggles shooting off the dribble … Salmons has loads of things he does decent problem is he really doesn’t do anything spectacular … Could stand to add about 15 more pounds of weight to his body …

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1998-99 Miami (FL)

29

48.0

24.4

72.5

1.0

0.8

4.9

2.0

5.6

1999-00 Miami (FL)

34

45.4

34.1

79.3

1.5

0.6

5.4

1.9

9.4

2000-01 Miami (FL)

29

47.4

35.2

79.3

2.0

0.6

6.0

4.0

13.3

2001-02 Miami (FL)

32

46.1

31.0

84.2

1.8

0.6

6.0

6.1

13.1

DIV I Totals

124

46.6

32.1

80.5

1.5

0.7

5.5

3.5

10.4

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