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Prospect Profile

Jamie Skeen

  • Full Name: Jamie Skeen
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 240
  • Birthdate: May 2, 1988
  • College: Virginia Commonwealth

Strengths:

  * Good three-point shooter
  * Assortment of post moves
  * High basketball IQ

Weaknesses:

  * Defense will need some work
  * Lateral quickness
  * Needs to rebound out of his area
 

NBA projection:
Skeen's scoring ability has attracted the attention of scouts. Though he's not going to be a primary option, Skeen should be chosen in the second round and then have a chance to develop his game.

2010-11 Season:
Skeen was one of VCU's stars in what turned out to be a historic Final Four run. Along the way, Skeen displayed his versatile offensive arsenal, which includes a variety of low-post moves, jump hooks, fadeaways, etc.

Key statistics:
15.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.6 tpg, 1.0 bpg, 31.9 mpg, .520 FG, .419 3PT, .719 FT

Cool statistic:
After making just 19 three-pointers all season, Skeen made 17 in the postseason. Counting three games in the CAA Tournament and six in the NCAA Tournament, Skeen was 17-of-31 (.548) behind the arc.

Reminds me of:
Udonis Haslem, Glenn Davis

What Insiders Say:
VCU assistant coach Will Wade
"He's got a wide array of moves. We teach a power move, a jump hook and a counter. He's got step-backs, fadeaways, all sorts of stuff you really can't teach. The NBA scouts like him because he can score in a ton of different ways. Any way you want to score, he can pretty much score."

What Outsiders Say:
George Mason assistant Chris Caputo
"During the season, he was a low-post guy; you'd try to keep it out of there. You had to guard him on the perimeter, but you'd rather him take those shots. In the postseason, the thing that became more prevalent in his game was to shoot jump shots."

Northeastern assistant Jim McCarthy
"He's proven he can bang with the big boys playing 38 minutes a game, and that he can put a team on his back for a month."

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

 

Virginia Commonwealth
Wake Forest
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2006-07 31 24.4 71 164 .433 56 81 .691 4.6 1.3 0.7 0.5 232 7.5
2007-08 29 18.4 56 136 .412 26 50 .520 4.1 0.5 0.6 0.5 161 5.6
Totals 60 21.5 127 300 .423 82 131 .626 4.4 0.9 0.7 0.5 393 6.6
Three-point field goals: 2006-07, 34-for-89 (.382); 2007-08, 23-for-69 (.333). Totals: 57-for-158 (.361).
Virginia Commonwealth
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2009-10 28 20.7 87 168 .518 47 73 .644 4.5 0.9 0.8 0.4 227 8.1
2010-11 39 31.9 198 381 .520 179 249 .719 7.3 1.6 0.6 1.0 611 15.7
Totals 67 27.2 285 549 .519 226 322 .702 6.1 1.3 0.7 0.8 838 12.5
Three-point field goals: 2009-10, 6-for-27 (.222); 2010-11, 36-for-86 (.419). Totals: 42-for-113 (.372).

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