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Jeff Teague
SELECTED BY: Hawks Round 1 (19)
SI Rank
7
Position: Class:
Sophomore
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6'2", 180

BIOGRAPHY: Teague was named to the ACC's All-Freshman team in 2007-08, but it was the early part of his sophomore season that put him on the map as a potential lottery pick. He had a career-high 34 points as the Demon Deacons upset eventual national champion North Carolina in January, part of a 17-game stretch to open the season during which he averaged 21.5 points, four rebounds, four assists and more than two steals. As the season wore on, however, the speedy Teague seemed to wear down. He scored just 12.8 points per game over his last six contests and had seven turnovers in Wake Forest's stunning first-round NCAA tournament loss to Cleveland State, leading some to question his ability to lead a team many felt could make a run to the Final Four. What's not debatable, though, is Teague's explosiveness in the open court and his ability to finish once he gets to the basket. He's a solid scorer but may look for his own shot too much at this stage of his career. Teague has decent size for a point guard but he's still learning to be a complete player at the sport's most critical position. Once he gets into a half-court game, he's not great in pick-and-roll situations and he's still not a great shooter. He'd probably be best-served by coming back to school another year and becoming a more complete point guard, but if Teague does decide to stick in the draft he's got a chance to go in the late lottery and would at worst be gone by the end of the first round.

2008 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
18.8 48.5 3.3 3.5 81.7
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