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*Great free-throw shooter
*Solid assist-to-turnover ratio
*Undersized for an NBA two guard
Draft analysts seemed mixed on Denmon. One mock draft listed him as a late first-round pick, another didn’t list him at all. Denmon doesn’t have prototypical NBA size for a shooting guard, but he does so many things well that he’s going to get a chance to prove he belongs.
Denmon was chosen a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and the USBWA after a great senior season in which he led the Tigers in scoring and showed up all over Big 12 stats: third in scoring, 18th in rebounding, eighth in field-goal percentage, second in free-throw percentage, third in steals, sixth in 3-point percentage, second in 3-pointers per game (2.83) and third in minutes played.
17.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.2 tpg, 1.5 spg, 34.6 mpg, .460 FG, .407 3PT, .896 FT
Denmon scored nine points in less than 70 seconds in a come-from-behind win over Kansas.
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What Insiders Say:
Missouri coach Frank Haith
"He made some tough shots [scoring 29 points against Kansas]. He got into a rhythm, and when Marcus gets into a rhythm he can rattle off a few shots in a row. And I think at that point in time [scoring nine points in less than 70 seconds] he just got in a rhythm."
What Outsiders Say:
Kansas coach Bill Self
"I don't think we did a good job on him by any stretch, but I also think he made some good plays. I mean, he made two threes with his body turned sideways. Those are big time shots. How about the three to start the game? We play perfect defense and he makes a 30-footer with a hand in his face. He made some plays out there that were really defended pretty well."