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C.J. Wilcox

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-5 / 195
  • Birthdate: 12/30/1990
  • College: Washington
Round 1: Pick 28
Drafted By: Los Angeles Clippers 
 
Prospect Analysis

Strengths

  • Excellent long-range shooter
  • Can score in the midrange
  • Improving as a driver
  • Good length and size for position
  • Good passer
  • Excellent free-throw shooter
  • Long-armed defender who can block shots.

 

Weaknesses

  • Was overly reliant on jump shot (72 percent of all shots last season)
  • Needs to improve handle
  • Has to get bigger and stronger

 

NBA projection: Wilcox has been projected by most draft analysts as a second-round pick.

 

2013-14 Season

Wilcox earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors and finished as Washington’s second all-time scorer behind Chris Welp and leader in career 3-pointers. Wilcox was consistent all season—at one point he put together a streak of 17 games of at least 15 points, the most in Lorenzo Romar’s 12 seasons as UW coach.

 

Key statistics: 18.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.6 tpg, 34.9 mpg, .453 FG, .391 3PT, .873 FT

 

Cool statistic: Wilcox is the only player in Washington history to score more than 1,700 career points and make more than 250 career 3-pointers.

 

Reminds me of: Anthony Morrow

 

What Insiders Say

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar

“When [Wilcox] is in a zone, he is pretty special.”

 

What Outsiders Say

Colorado coach Tad Boyle

“Every time he shoots, it, you think it’s going in.”

 

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Washington's C.J. Wilcox is one of the best perimeter shooters available. After opting to return for his senior season, Wilcox earned second team all-Pac 12 honors, led the team in scoring for a second straight season and finished second on the school's all-time scoring list.

 


"I think he's a lock 10-year pro, because he's a prototypical two," a college head coach said. "He's a really good shooter, probably the best in the league ... the last three years, including the first part of this year, I thought he was the best guard in the league. Sneaky athlete. He's probably a little bit better at everything than you think he is. It's pure. It's pure. Like the nets may not move sometimes." More>>

 

 

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