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Scouting Report -- Rashad McCants


RASHAD McCANTS
Position: Shooting Guard
Height: 6-4
Weight: 207
College: North Carolina
Declared after: Junior Year
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina

HIS GAME
Pros: Rashad McCants very smooth, athletic guard with an amazing feel for the game. He’s a player with great scoring instincts, makes great decisions and passes the ball extremely well for a shooting guard. HE has excellent quickness and terrific speed running the floor. McCants handles the ball very well and is adept at creating off the dribble. He has been compared to Gilbert Arenas.
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    Cons: The major knock against McCants is his size, but he has the talent to overcome the height deficiency.


    ACCOLADES
  • 2003-04 First Team All ACC
  • 2003-04 Third Team All-American
  • 2002-03 Freshman Team All ACC
    Rashad McCants helped the Tar Heels to the National Championship in 2005. (Getty Images)size>


    PLAYING CAREER AT N. CAROLINA
  • Averaged 16.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists leading his team to the national championship in 2004-05
  • Finished third in voting for ACC Player of the Year in 2003-04
  • Led the ACC in scoring (20.0) in 2003-04 becoming the first Tar Heel to lead the conference in scoring since Antawn Jamison in 1998
  • Ranked third in the ACC in field goal percentage (.479), second in three point accuracy (.408), fourth in three pointers made per game (2.6) and seventh in steals (1.77) in 2003-04
  • Ranked fourth in the ACC in field goal percentage (.491), fifth in three point percentage (.414) and seventh in scoring (17.0) in 2002-03
  • Set a new school record for freshman scoring in a season in 2002-03
  • Led the team in offensive rebounding (58) in 2002-03

    NEW HAMPTON PREP
  • A McDonald's High School All-American in 2002
  • Averaged 25 points and seven rebounds as a senior
  • Led New Hampton to the state championship and was named MVP of the title game in 2002
  • Named New Hampshire Player of the Year as a senior
  • Named second team All-America by Basketball America
  • Scored more than 2300 points in his high school career

    PERSONAL
  • Son of James McCants and Brenda Muckelvene
  • Honour Roll Student at New Hampton
  • Moved to New Hampshire after growing up in Asheville, North Carolina where he attended Erwin High School

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