NBA.com: Draft 2007

Full Name:
Juan Carlos Navarro
Position:
Guard
College:
N/A
Height:
6-3 (1.91 m)
Weight:
170 (77.1 kg)
Team:
F.C. Barcelona (Spain)
Birthdate:
June 13, 1980
Birthplace:
Sant Feliu Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the second round (40th overall) by the Washington Wizards.

HIGHLIGHTS
One of the top guard prospects in Europe, Navarro has improved each year in the F.C. Barcelona program.
Began with the F.C. Barcelona juniors in 1996-97 as a 16-year-old, then moved up to the F.C. Barcelona B team in the EBA League.
Split time between the EBA and Spainís top league, the ACB, in 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons.
In 1999-00, joined F.C. Barcelonaís top team and has played three seasons there, increasing his contribution each year.
Helped F.C. Barcelona to the Spanish National Championship in 1999 and 2001.
Has been a member of the Spanish Junior National Team.
Helped his team to the gold medal at the 1998 European Junior Championship.
Helped Spain capture the gold medal at the 1999 World Championship.
Played on Spainís National Team in the 2000 Olympic Games.

In 2001-02, is one of four guards that played between 20 and 25 minutes per game.
Through 29 games, was averaging 10.2 points and 2.4 assists while sharing playing time with former Maryland guard Sarunas Jasikevicius, Atlanta Hawks 1997 draft pick Alain Digbeu and veteran point guard Nacho Rodriguez.

In 2000-01, enjoyed a breakthrough season sharing the backcourt with Jasikevicius.
In 22.3 minutes per game, averaged 12.1 points and 2.9 assists while shooting over 50 percent on two-point field goal attempts and 44.4 percent from three-point range.

In 1999-00, spent his first season as a full member of F.C. Barcelona.
Averaged 7.8 points and 1.4 assists in a reserve role, playing 17.8 minutes per game.

As a part-time member of the senior F.C. Barcelona team in 1998-99, averaged 4.1 points in 9.4 minutes per game.
The previous season, he had averaged 4.2 points in 9.9 minutes per game.

Scouting reports indicate that he currently uses his explosive quickness more to create shots for himself than others but is maturing in this regard.
Telebasket.com praises his quick feet and on-the-ball pressure. Has worked to increase his range and is now dangerous from three-point land.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1997-98 12 1 12 27 .444 23 34 .676 8 11 5 0 50 4.2
1998-99 19 2 21 32 .656 21 25 .840 9 15 6 0 78 4.1
1999-00 48 8 81 182 .445 112 158 .709 48 68 36 2 376 7.8
2000-01 41 23 104 203 .512 113 134 .843 78 120 52 0 498 12.1
2001-02 29 5 60 133 .451 90 105 .857 56 69 29 0 297 10.2
TOTALS 149 39 278 577 .482 359 456 .787 199 283 128 2 1,299 8.7
Three-point field goals: 1997-98, 1-for-9 (.111); 1998-99, 5-for-19 (.263); 1999-00, 34-for-113 (.301); 2000-01, 59-for-133 (.444); 2001-02, 29-for-98 (.296). Totals: 128-for-372 (.344).