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Spencer Dinwiddie

  • Position: Point Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-6 / 205
  • Birthdate: 04/06/1993
  • College: Colorado
Round 2: Pick 38
Drafted By: Detroit Pistons 
 
Prospect Analysis

Strengths

  • Great size for his position
  • Gets to the free-throw line a lot
  • Excellent free-throw shooter
  • Improved perimeter shooter
  • Effective pushing the ball in transition
  • Uses his size to score around the rim
  • Effective in pick-and-roll situations

 

Weaknesses

  • Can he defend the quickness of NBA point guards?
  • How will his knee injury affect him going forward?
  • Needs to add size and strength

 

NBA projection: Dinwiddie has been projected as a second-round pick.

 

2013-14 Season

Dinwiddie suffered a torn ACL in a game at Washington on Jan. 12 and missed the season’s last 18 games. At the time of his injury he was putting together perhaps his best season and answering critics who questioned his shooting ability by knocking down more than 40 percent of his 3-point shots (26-for-63). He was also handing out assists at a personal-best level: 4.8 per 40 minutes.

 

Key statistics: 14.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.5 spg, 1.7 tpg, 31.1 mpg, .466 FG, .413 3PT, .857 FT

 

Cool statistic: In a 72-68 win at Oregon State in 2013, Dinwiddie didn’t miss a shot -- 6-for-6 from the field, 4-for-4 from 3-point range and 8-for-8 from the free-throw line, the first time in school history that had been accomplished.

 

Reminds me of: Brian Shaw

 

What Insiders Say

Colorado coach Tad Boyle

“He’s a 6-6 guard that can do everything. Everybody knocks his shooting, but I think he’s a better shooter than he’s getting credit for. These teams are getting the complete package. It’s a deep draft, it’s a good draft, he is coming off an ACL injury, but somebody is going to get a hell of a player for bargain prices.”

 

What Outsiders Say

Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy

“I thought Dinwiddie, who likes to talk, publicly, backed it up, and I admire a guy for that. He just dominated the game at the end. He controlled the whole pace of the game; we had no answer.”

 

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