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Will Clyburn

  • Full Name: Will Clyburn
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 210
  • Birthdate: May 7, 1990
  • College: Iowa State
 

Strengths
- Length (7-foot wingspan)
- Athletic
- Good rebounder
- Good passer
- Can make 3s
- Gets to the free-throw line a lot
- Good free-throw shooter

Weaknesses
- Needs to get bigger and stronger
- Has to be a bit more consistent from 3

NBA projection
Clyburn has had a productive post-college season stretch. First he was the West MVP in the NABC All-Star game at the Final Four. Then he was invited to the Portsmouth Invitational. He obviously attracted attention there, because he was later invited to the NBA's Pre-Draft camp in Chicago. Clyburn has the length and athleticism to be an NBA player. But what position will he play? In order to play the three spot he'll have to establish a consistent perimeter game.

2012-13 Season
In his only season at Iowa State after transferring from Utah, Clyburn earned Big 12 newcomer of the year honors and was also a second-team All-Big 12 pick. Clyburn won league rookie of the week honors four times and led the Cyclones in scoring. He racked up seven 20-plus points games, including five against Big 12 teams, and a career-high 32 points against BYU. He also had a 21-point, 15-rebound double-double against UNLV.

Key statistics
14.9 ppg | 6.8 rpg | 2.0 apg | 2.6 tpg | 0.9 spg | 31.5 mpg | .443 FG | .308 3PT | .768 FT

Cool statistic
Clyburn was one of only two players in the Big 12 to finish in the top seven in the league in scoring and rebounding.

Reminds me of...
Gerald Wallace

What Insiders Say
Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg
"Will gives you a really, long explosive, athletic wing that can shoot it."

What Outsiders Say
BYU coach Dave Rose
"The one thing that he's really good at is he's never in a hurry. He just plays at a great pace with great confidence."

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