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Prospect Profile

Iman Shumpert

  • Full Name: Iman Shumpert
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-5 / 212
  • Birthdate: June 26, 1990
  • College: Georgia Tech
New York Knicks Round 1: Pick 17

Strengths:

  * Aggressive and strong getting to the rim
  * Great rebounder
  * Good passer
  * Great defender
  * Student of the game

Weaknesses:

  * Inconsistent shooter
  * Needs work on handle
  * Could be a more vocal leader
 

NBA projection:
The general consensus seems to be that Shumpert is a second-round pick if he decides to remain in the draft. But that could change after individual workouts. Shumpert will wait until the May 8 deadline to made a final decision. New Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has said Shumpert is a definite NBA draft pick, but the thinks a senior season in his system could produce an All-American year for Shumpert, which would boost his draft stock next year.

2010-11 Season:
Shumpert was a second-team All-ACC pick and was also voted to the league's all-defensive team. Shumpert was the seventh player in ACC history to lead his team in scoring, rebounding and assists and the fourth to lead in those three stats plus steals.

Key statistics:
17.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.3 tpg, 2.7 spg, 32.0 mpg, .406 FG, .278 3PT, .806 FT

Cool statistic:
Recorded the fourth triple-double in school history—and first in an ACC game—against Virginia Tech (22 points, 12 boards, 11 assists).

Reminds me of:
Bruce Dalrymple

What Insiders Say:
Former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt
"I know he's not pleased with his 3-point shooting and I've tried to get him to separate shooting and playing well: don't make yourself feel like because you're not shooting the ball well you're not playing well. I think he's gotten it in his mind to separate those things. He continues to work on his shooting, I think he's improved his shot selection and taking fewer shots off the dribble from 3."

What Outsiders Say:
Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik
"He's a complete player. He has size, length, he can post up, he makes enough 3s that you have to honor him, he drives it well, he moves extremely well without the ball. He's the type of player that doesn't allow his offensive game that moment to affect his defense. He's always engaged defensively, he can guard many players on the court because of his length, because of the fact that he's extremely quick and anticipates well."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

 

Georgia Tech
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2008-09 31 31.6 106 271 .391 86 131 .656 3.9 5.0 2.1 0.2 330 10.6
2009-10 30 30.1 104 270 .385 54 75 .720 3.6 4.0 1.9 0.2 299 10.0
2010-11 31 32.0 177 436 .406 141 175 .806 5.9 3.5 2.7 0.2 537 17.3
Totals 92 31.3 387 977 .396 281 381 .738 4.5 4.2 2.3 0.2 1166 12.7
Three-point field goals: 2008-09, 32-for-102 (.314); 2009-10, 37-for-111 (.333); 2010-11, 42-for-151 (.278). Totals: 111-for-364 (.305).

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