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Tony Snell

  • Full Name: Tony Snell
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 198
  • Birthdate: November 10, 1991
  • College: New Mexico
Chicago Bulls Round 1: Pick 20
 

- Tony Snell Press Conference

Strengths
- Length
- Excellent 3-point shooter
- Good free-throw shooter
- Good passer
- Slasher
- Solid defender of multiple positions

Weaknesses
- Has to get bigger and stronger
- Has to get more rebounds

NBA projection
Depending on what draft analyst’s mock draft you like, Snell has been projected anywhere from a late first-round pick to a late second-round pick. In order to elevate his stock, Snell will have to continue to show that he’s aggressive and assertive the way he was in the Mountain West tournament, when he impressed NBA scouts with how he took over games.

2012-13 Season
Snell was chosen third-team All-Mountain West and was also the league tournament MVP. In three games in the tournament, he averaged 17.7 points and shot 51 percent from the field and 60 percent from 3-point range.

Key statistics
12.5 ppg | 2.6 rpg | 2.8 apg | 2.0 tpg | 31.2 mpg | .422 FG | .390 3PT | .843 FT

Cool statistic
Snell made five 3-pointers in successive games in the Mountain West tournament, a school record for that event.

Reminds me of...
Kyle Weaver

What Insiders Say
Former New Mexico coach Steve Alford
“Tony is an all-around great player. He is starting to rebound for us. He could not guard [San Diego State guard Jamaal] Franklin or anyone else the way he has been guarding this year, two years ago. He has always been a good shooter. He is getting better at moving without the ball. We can give it to him late in the game to break presses because he is such a good ball handler and foul shooter.”

What Outsiders Say
Fresno State coach Rodney Terry
“He’s a guy that has good length and can definitely can be a game changer.”

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch