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Thursday, June 09, 2011

EvenMoney’s NBA Draft 2011 – Top 5 Small Forwards, #2

#2 – Damian Saunders

Damian Saunders is the best all-around defender in the draft - that player who makes it OK to say, “I'm in love with a man nearly twice my age”! He is straight up, old skool, rough & rugged, basement party style wicked! His calling card is defense but he has enough offensive game to punish a team if they don’t D’ Up! WHUT?

But, Damian is going to get hit with that he’s a senior who has not shown much growth shtick. Instead of calling it consistency, the fact that his numbers have been similar the past three years at Dusquene, the pundits will say he lacks upside.

Damian put up 11.5 PPG on 49% from the field and 35.7% from three-point land. He did that while grabbing 8 boards with 2 assists, 2 steals and 2.5 blocks. Source - http://draftexpress.com

Still not convinced? Ponder the stats below and press play!

Damian Saunders


Out of 138 players:
·        Damian Saunders would be a first round pick in 3 of the 4 metrics. The one that is seemingly knocking him back is TPA, which highlights his lack of scoring and consistent 3pter.
·        With his PCM (production) at 27 and TPA (talent/skill) at 37, this would be a good range to slot him.
·        Considered as a whole (BPM), as well as for each specialty (PCM for Production; DIR for Defense; and TPA (Talent/Skill-set).

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