Early Entries

roy-bright-1.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Roy Bright
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height: 6-6 (1.98m)
  • Weight: 225 (102kg)
  • College Team: Delaware State Hornets
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina
  • Birthdate: 4/3/1986
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2007 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 Cincinnati

33

39.9

16.1

72.7

0.3

0.2

3.7

0.8

4.0

2005-06 Garden City C.C.

27

45.6

35.2

82.2

0.5

1.0

8.4

1.0

21.4

2006-07 Delaware State

33

44.0

32.8

79.4

0.8

0.5

4.9

1.0

15.5

2007-08 Delaware State

28

42.6

35.5

80.7

0.7

0.6

5.3

0.6

19.1

DIV I Totals

94

42.1

27.7

77.4

0.6

0.4

4.6

0.8

12.5

jaycee-carroll-1.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Jaycee Carroll
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-2 (1.88m)
  • Weight: 175 (79kg
  • College Team: Utah State Aggies
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Evanston, Wyoming
  • Birthdate: 4/16/1983
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2007 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 Utah State

32

52.3

47.6

73.8

0.9

0.1

4.3

1.5

14.7

2005-06 Utah State

32

46.5

45.1

78.9

1.0

0.1

3.5

2.6

16.3

2006-07 Utah State

35

52.7

43.2

88.8

0.9

0.2

6.3

1.8

21.3

2007-08 Utah State

35

52.6

49.8

91.9

0.9

0.2

6.0

2.2

22.4

DIV I Totals

134

51.1

46.4

83.7

0.9

0.2

5.1

2.0

18.8

brandon-costner.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Brandon Costner
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height: 6-8 (2.03m)
  • Weight: 230 (104kg)
  • College Team: North Carolina State Wolfpack
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey
  • Birthdate: 7/21/1987
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2009 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise.
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2005-06 North Carolina St.

5

21.7

22.2

---

1.0

0.2

2.6

0.4

2.8

2006-07 North Carolina St.

36

47.4

37.9

72.1

0.8

0.7

7.3

1.8

16.8

2007-08 North Carolina St.

30

36.2

30.5

82.2

0.3

0.7

4.6

2.0

8.5

2008-09 North Carolina St.

30

46.2

35.3

74.4

0.6

1.0

6.0

2.4

13.3

DIV I Totals

101

42.4

34.2

72.2

0.6

0.8

5.9

2.0

12.6

 

richard-roby-1.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Richard Roby
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-6 (1.98m)
  • Weight: 200 (91kg)
  • College Team: Colorado Buffaloes
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: San Bernardino, California
  • Birthdate: 9/28/1985
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2006 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 Colorado

30

44.5

37.4

72.8

1.6

0.8

4.8

1.9

16.0

2005-06 Colorado

30

42.2

35.6

73.6

2.1

0.9

5.5

2.5

17.0

2006-07 Colorado

27

38.3

26.8

73.4

1.2

0.4

5.1

2.2

17.3

2007-08 Colorado

32

47.7

38.2

76.4

1.0

0.9

6.7

2.1

17.0

DIV I Totals

119

43.4

34.8

74.1

1.5

0.8

5.6

2.2

16.8

predrag-samardziski Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Predrag Samardziski
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 7-1 (2.16m)
  • Weight: 265 (120kg)
  • Pro Team: FMP Zeleznik (Serbia)
  • Nationality: Macedonian
  • Birthplace: Skopje, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia
  • Birthdate: 4/11/1986
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2004 NBA Draft but withdrew... Declared for the 2005 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2003-04 Partizan (B)

24

59.7

52.9

74.7

3.1

2.9

11.9

3.0

17.0

2004-05 Partizan (A)

32

48.3

00.0

65.3

0.8

0.5

0.5

0.3

4.2

2005-06 Partizan (A)

4

63.6

---

66.7

0.3

0.5

0.5

0.3

1.0

2005-06 FMP Zeleznik (A)

14

63.6

---

48.3

0.3

0.4

2.6

0.2

4.0

2006-07 FMP Zeleznik (A)

28

57.4

---

64.3

0.6

0.8

3.6

0.4

6.6

2007-08 FMP Zeleznik (A)

27

60.1

---

63.4

0.8

1.6

6.2

0.9

10.2

A Totals

105

57.1

00.0

63.2

0.7

0.9

3.6

0.5

6.2

bo-mccalebb-1.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Bo McCalebb
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Height: 6-0 (1.83m)
  • Weight: 180 (82kg)
  • College Team: New Orleans Privateers
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Birthdate: 5/4/1985
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2007 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2003-04 New Orleans

31

44.1

31.1

60.6

1.3

0.1

3.5

2.0

13.1

2004-05 New Orleans

30

48.0

26.0

56.7

1.8

0.2

4.3

3.7

22.6

2005-06 New Orleans

4

37.9

30.0

65.7

3.8

0.5

2.5

1.5

19.0

2006-07 New Orleans

31

47.8

33.3

71.0

2.0

0.2

6.8

3.3

25.0

2007-08 New Orleans

32

50.6

40.5

77.2

2.4

0.1

4.5

3.1

23.2

DIV I Totals

128

47.6

33.3

66.7

2.3

0.2

4.3

2.7

20.6

stefon-jackson.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Stefon Jackson
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-5 (1.96m)
  • Weight: 185 (84)
  • College Team: UTEP Miners
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Birthdate: 5/7/1985
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2008 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2005-06 UTEP

24

44.8

36.4

69.4

0.6

0.0

2.4

1.3

8.0

2006-07 UTEP

31

46.0

32.0

72.6

1.5

0.1

6.4

1.5

18.6

2007-08 UTEP

33

46.4

33.3

72.9

1.2

0.1

5.7

1.7

23.6

2008-09 UTEP

37

42.7

30.8

83.4

1.1

0.1

5.4

1.9

24.5

DIV I Totals

125

44.9

32.8

75.3

1.1

0.1

5.2

1.6

19.6

marcelus-kemp-1.jpg Early Entries - 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...
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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

 

shawn-james.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Shawn James
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height: 6-10 (2.08m)
  • Weight: 225 (102kg)
  • College Team: Duquesne Dukes
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
  • Birthdate: 9/10/1983
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise.
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 Northeastern

25

63.3

33.3

71.2

1.0

5.4

7.6

0.7

10.3

2005-06 Northeastern

30

52.8

45.3

77.0

0.8

6.5

7.9

1.5

12.4

2006-07 Duquesne

Did Not Play Transfer Student

2007-08 Duquesne

38

54.8

33.3

75.0

0.4

4.0

6.9

1.1

12.6

DIV I Totals

83

56.6

37.6

74.6

0.7

5.3

7.5

1.1

11.8

 

jamont-gordon-1.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Jamont Gordon
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Height: 6-4 (1.93m)
  • Weight: 225 (102kg)
  • College Team: Mississippi State Bulldogs
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Birthdate: 3/16/1987
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise.
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2005-06 Mississippi State

30

40.8

26.0

64.7

1.1

0.5

6.8

4.3

13.8

2006-07 Mississippi State

35

41.9

34.7

70.7

1.3

0.6

7.1

5.3

16.0

2007-08 Mississippi State

34

41.5

31.9

69.3

1.1

0.6

6.6

4.9

17.2

DIV I Totals

99

41.4

31.1

68.4

1.2

0.6

6.8

4.9

15.7

 

chris-daniels-1.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Chris Daniels
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 7-0 (2.13m)
  • Weight: 265 (120kg)
  • College Team: TX-A&M Corpus Christi Islanders 
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
  • Birthdate: 4/19/1984
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2007 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Strengths: Has become much more committed to his body off the court this year with his conditioning … The benefits of this have been the improvement of his overall mobility and quickness … Is now a better runner of the floor, although not a speedster … Uses his size to his advantage well when rebounding in his area … Possesses soft hands, rarely bobbles passes thrown into him … A great post passer with sold court vision … Becoming much more accomplished playing in the high post facing the basket where shooting and passing are a must … Has the ball handling ability capable of taking slow centers to the basket … Displays great touch around the basket on lay-ins and put-backs … Has shown some ability to shoot 16 feet from the basket, plus the knack for converting the occasional three point shot … Sheer size and wingspan allow him to clog up the paint effectively … Daniels is an unselfish player who consistently looks to pass to open teammates (but almost to a fault) … Does a decent job of keeping his body between his man and the basket when defending in the post … When Daniels plays with confidence he can be very effective … Solid free throw shooter … Stamina has improved by leaps and bounds from last year …

Weaknesses: Level of competition will be a big hurdle, as the Southland Conference isn’t loaded with NBA prospects … Has little to no mean streak, literally gets out worked in match-ups where he has the physical advantage … Has become way too perimeter oriented to such a degree that opposing teams don’t have to worry about foul problems … Plays like a guard - spent this past season working on dribble moves instead of developing better back to the basket skills … Lacks the explosiveness and timing to become a great shot blocker on the next level … This also hurts him when trying to rebound out of his area and as a help defender … Doesn’t do a good job of getting his body wide in the post nor establishing position … Frustratingly inconsistent player who does not give the appearance of a legit NBA prospect every single night … Intensity level is extremely low to the point that you wonder how important the game seems to him off the court … Prone to mental breakdowns in crucial moments of a game … Despite the marked improvement of his foot speed, post footwork leaves a little to be desired … Has strayed a great deal from the post to the point that opposing teams in his conference don’t double team him like they have in the past … Lacks the basketball IQ and court awareness that many seniors in college possess …

Matthew Maurer - 2/19/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2003-04 Texas A&M-CC

Did Not Play Academically Ineligible

2004-05 Texas A&M-CC

26

54.6

00.0

70.2

0.1

1.0

3.2

0.1

5.3

2005-06 Texas A&M-CC

27

60.2

47.1

80.9

0.6

1.6

7.3

1.0

15.0

2006-07 Texas A&M-CC

33

59.0

32.0

69.0

0.7

1.6

6.7

0.8

15.3

2007-08 Texas A&M-CC

29

50.6

36.4

69.1

0.4

1.7

6.2

1.6

12.4

DIV I Totals

115

56.2

29.4

72.1

0.5

1.5

5.9

0.9

12.2

james-mays-1.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: James Mays
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height: 6-9 (2.05m)
  • Weight: 235 (107kg)
  • College Team: Clemson Tigers
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Garner, North Carolina
  • Birthdate: 3/8/1986
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2007 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 Clemson

32

45.9

100.0

43.8

1.0

0.7

3.4

0.4

4.3

2005-06 Clemson

11

54.1

00.0

52.5

1.3

1.5

7.6

1.4

9.2

2006-07 Clemson

36

47.8

22.6

55.0

1.9

0.9

6.4

2.7

12.2

2007-08 Clemson

29

48.3

20.0

54.9

1.7

0.7

6.8

2.0

10.7

DIV I Totals

108

48.0

42.5

51.4

1.5

0.8

5.7

1.7

 9.2

josh-shipp-1.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Josh Shipp
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-5 (1.96m)
  • Weight: 220 (100kg)
  • College Team: UCLA Bruins
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Birthdate: 2/14/1986
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2008 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 UCLA

29

46.1

28.1

61.4

1.2

0.1

5.2

1.8

  9.3

2005-06 UCLA

 4

41.0

46.2

87.5

0.5

0.3

4.8

1.0

11.3

2006-07 UCLA

35

46.9

31.6

78.2

1.3

0.3

3.9

2.6

13.3

2007-08 UCLA

39

43.4

32.4

77.0

1.3

0.4

3.2

2.1

12.2

2008-09 UCLA

33

50.4

43.3

80.2

1.3

0.4

3.1

1.5

14.5

DIV I Totals

140

46.4

34.3

75.1

1.3

0.3

3.8

2.0

12.4

john-riek Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: John Riek
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 7-2 (2.18m)
  • Weight: 240 (109kg)
  • College Team: Tennessee Temple Crusaders
  • Nationality: Sudanese
  • Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
  • Birthdate: 11/1/1989 (Disputed!)
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2008 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise... Automatically eligible for the 2013 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Strengths: Athletically, Riek is a good runner of the court able to keep up with most shooting guards … That unique ability for his size allows him to be a great help defender when rotating over from the weak side … Possesses good hands that enable him to catch even difficult passes in the post … From an offensive standpoint he has really worked hard to develop a steady turnaround with moderate results, but the promise is there … Physically, with his long arms and decent athleticism, Riek should continue to be a force as a shot blocker on any level of basketball … A surprisingly efficient rebounder when out of position - considering his size, his lateral movement to adjust is impressive … Fundamentally, he understands the value of keeping the ball high after rebounds and when receiving the ball on offense … When aggressive he can be a great finisher around the basket … Very fluid in his movements without the mechanical or stiff feeling that others with his height possess … From a potential standpoint Riek should have a lot of room for growth in both fundamentals and thinking the game …

Weakness: Struggles to gain great position with physically strong defenders … This may improve if he continues to add upper body strength to his frame … Lacks the feel for the game that most at his age level possess … Offensively, his game is vastly undeveloped … His back to the basket skills show promise but lack any variety or great execution … Timing on his blocks can be suspect as he tends to bite on pump fakes and hesitation moves … Post footwork needs a good deal of refinement - as of now it borders between choppy and awkward … Struggles to finish after absorbing contact in the post … Finds himself in foul trouble due to a tendency to be overaggressive on defense … Lacks the court vision to quickly react to double teams … Riek’s true age will have a tremendous effect on his draft status - although listed at 19 many in various basketball communities have expressed serious doubts and have placed him from 23 to 25 years old …

Matthew Maurer - 1/3/08

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2003-04 Gambala Secondary (Ethiopia)

Did Not Play in America

2004-05 Gambala Secondary (Ethiopia)

Did Not Play in America

2005-06 Gambala Secondary (Ethiopia)

Did Not Play in America

2006-07 Our Savior New American

16

68.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

4.0

9.0

N/A

13.0

2007-08 Winchendon

24

N/A

---

54.3

0.4

3.8

7.9

0.4

8.7

2008-09 IMG Academy

Did Not Play

2009-10 Mississippi State

11

50.0

---

75.0

---

0.4

1.3

---

1.3

2010-11 Mississippi State

14

60.0

---

62.5

---

0.4

1.3

0.1

1.2

2011-12 Tennessee Temple

Stats Not Available

2012-13 Tennessee Temple

13

62.5

---

58.3

0.1

0.2

1.0

0.1

1.3

NCCAA Totals

Totals Not Available

aj-ogilvy Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Andrew Ogilvy
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 6-11 (2.11m)
  • Weight: 240 (109kg)
  • College Team: Vanderbilt Commodores
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
  • Birthdate: 6/17/1988
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2010 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
nba Early Entries - The Draft Review

Strengths: Fundamentally sound player capable of making plays that few his age have yet to learn … Possesses a tremendous feel for the game … Decent runner of the court despite his below average foot speed … Excels in the high post where his vast array of skills enable him to take advantage of most defenders … Possesses good touch facing the basket where he can make shots 16 feet from mid-range with some consistency … If his defender is playing him close on the perimeter, he has the ball handling ability to drive past them for the lay-up … Owns a good assortment of moves with his back to the basket, from up and unders to a nice drop step … Uses his exceptional post footwork to execute moves with balance and speed … Possesses soft hands to catch most passes thrown into the post without error … Tremendous post passer with great court vision to recognize double teams and locate open teammates … Does a good job of getting his body wide when posting up … Although not a dominating rebounder, he shows promise rebounding in his area thanks to his ability to effective box out … Possesses a difficult hook shot to defend due to his ability to shoot with either hand … Despite all his finesse moves, Ogilvy really disrupts defenses, which often leads him to getting an excellent amount of free throw opportunities … To compound issues for opposing defenses, Ogilvy is an excellent free throw shooter … Coachable player who wants to improve and has a team first attitude …

Weaknesses: Stamina isn’t what you would like, as there are times when he is visibly winded … Although an adequate shot blocker on the college leve,l Ogilvy lacks the explosiveness to make an impact in the NBA … Lacks the quickness and leaping ability to rebound out of position … Defensively, his post defense must improve, as he is foul prone when defending athletic forwards or centers … Body strength could stand some improvement as he doesn’t always finish after absorbing contact in the paint … There will be some concerns as to what position he will play - at 6-10 he lacks the ideal height of most centers and lacks the explosives to defend the NBA’s athletic power forwards … Potentially, he will continue to improve, but not by leaps and bounds with his average athleticism … Movements are a bit on the mechanical side in that his agility is suspect, something that is uncommon for a player his size in the NBA … When defended by a player with length, Ogilvy struggles to finish in the post where his shot is susceptible to getting blocked or disrupted … Struggled a bit this year with confidence, which has affected his overall play at times … While he isn’t soft, Ogilvy struggles to match the physicality imposed by his defender and usually takes a period of adjustment to get himself together offensively …

Matthew Maurer - 2/12/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2007-08 Vanderbilt

34

58.8

00.0

76.9

0.7

1.4

6.7

1.2

17.0

2008-09 Vanderbilt

29

54.3

25.9

69.9

0.9

1.7

7.1

1.3

15.4

2009-10 Vanderbilt

33

50.9

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73.1

1.0

1.5

6.2

0.9

13.4

DIV I Totals

96

54.7

07.8

73.5

0.9

1.5

6.6

1.1

15.3

 

tyler-smith Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Tyler Smith
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height: 6-7 (2.00m)
  • Weight: 215 (98kg)
  • Pro Team: Bornova Bid (Turkey)
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Pulaski, Tennessee
  • Birthdate: 9/4/1986
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2009 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2010 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
nba Early Entries - The Draft Review

Strengths: Athletically, Smith is a great package of explosiveness and strength … These natural gifts along with his body control allow him to convert difficult finishes around the basket even in heavy traffic … Very unselfish player almost to a fault, as he constantly looks to feed teammates … Possesses an almost guard-like court vision to quickly identify passing options … Perimeter shooting has shown some signs of improvement from the three point line and a good looking turnaround jumper … Aggressiveness when taking the ball to the basket earns him a lot of contact that results in free throws opportunities … Even more impressive, after creating the contact he has the ability to use his body strength to absorb and finish … Underrated rebounder who uses his strength and leaping ability to get a good amount of boards … Back to the basket moves enable him to take advantage of mismatches or weaker defenders … Team player and glue guy who does a lot of the little things that don’t show up in the box score … Uses his athleticism in transition to finish with flair … Defensively, Smith has improved greatly on the perimeter where his quick hands, lateral quickness, and long arms allow him to disrupt most players … Plays the game with toughness and intensity … Does a good job of playing the passing lanes for steals … Patient player who doesn’t force many things, simply allows the game to come to him … Owns a high basketball IQ and good feel for the game that you can't teach …

Weakness: While his ball handling is good enough to bring the ball up the court, he isn’t very advanced taking players off the dribble consistently … When faced with heavy pressure from perimeter defenders he will automatically pick up his dribble and pass to a teammate … Shows the ability to shoot from the perimeter, but is far from consistent … To his credit, he has improved shooting when his feet are set, but must still work on shooting off the dribble … Offensively, Smith isn’t as assertive as you would like to see, as he defers to other teammates … Despite all his talent, teams will grade his potential on the level of a junior – he’s a year older due to an additional year he spent at prep school … Isn’t a very reliable three point shooter … For such an accomplished athlete, he surprisingly he lacks the confidence to consistently take over games … Isn’t nearly as effective playing in a half court set due to streaky shooting … While Smith has the prototype body and athleticism to play small forward in the NBA his lack of precise shooting given his age is troubling to some …

Matthew Maurer - 1/30/08

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2006-07 Iowa

31

44.2

25.4

72.7

1.5

0.3

4.9

3.6

14.9

2007-08 Tennessee

35

54.1

38.9

71.1

1.4

0.5

6.8

3.5

13.7

2008-09 Tennessee

34

43.9

29.2

76.6

0.7

0.2

5.8

3.4

17.4

2009-10 Tennessee

12

57.3

00.0

69.7

1.4

0.3

4.7

3.7

11.7

2009-10 Bornova

12

53.1

42.9

72.5

1.4

0.3

6.8

4.1

16.8

Pro Totals

12

53.1

42.9

72.5

1.4

0.3

6.8

4.1

16.8

 

josh-carter Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Josh Carter
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-7 (2.00m)
  • Weight: 200 (91kg)
  • College Team: Texas A&M Aggies
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
  • Birthdate: 11/20/1986
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2008 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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BIOGRAPHY If you have additional information you would like to contribute to any player profile (i.e. missing stats, biography), please click here. Please be aware that you must have a verifiable source.
Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2005-06 Texas A&M

31

42.9

40.1

68.9

0.5

0.3

2.7

1.6

8.3

2006-07 Texas A&M

34

49.2

50.0

82.1

0.7

0.5

4.0

2.4

11.8

2007-08 Texas A&M

36

42.1

38.0

82.1

0.6

0.2

3.9

1.4

12.2

2008-09 Texas A&M

34

43.3

39.9

84.7

0.8

0.2

4.3

1.7

13.8

DIV I Totals

135

44.4

42.0

78.6

0.7

0.3

3.8

1.8

11.6

joseph-jones-1.jpg Early Entries - The Draft Review
  • Name: Joseph Jones
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height: 6-9 (2.05m)
  • Weight: 250 (113kg)
  • College Team: Texas A&M Aggies
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Normangee, Texas
  • Birthdate: 3/21/1986
  • 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 Early Entries - The Draft Review
Biography:
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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 Texas A&M

31

57.7

33.3

62.6

0.7

1.3

7.3

0.8

12.7

2005-06 Texas A&M

30

50.8

10.5

73.5

1.5

0.5

6.5

1.5

15.3

2006-07 Texas A&M

34

55.2

40.0

78.1

1.1

0.8

6.8

1.3

13.4

2007-08 Texas A&M

36

48.2

40.0

68.7

0.5

0.4

5.4

1.3

10.3

DIV I Totals

131

52.9

31.7

70.8

0.9

0.7

6.5

1.2

12.8