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Nick Calathes
SI Rank
5
Position: Class:
Sophomore
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6'6", 194

BIOGRAPHY: Calathes entered the NBA draft after two solid years at Florida, setting a school record for points by an underclassman in two seasons with 1,170. He was the only player in the nation this season to average at least 15 points, five rebounds and six assists. Calathes was a first team All-SEC selection after finishing seventh in the league in scoring (17.2 ppg) and first in assists (6.4 apg). Scouts believe his passing ability is his strongest asset since Calathes' height gives him excellent floor vision to go along with his high basketball IQ at point guard. Calathes possesses an unorthodox shot in which he fails to leave the floor on his release - a flaw that would likely need changing in the NBA. He's been an accurate shooter, connecting on 39.0 percent of his 3-pointers as a sophomore. Calathes has international experience from playing with the under-20 Greek national team last summer. One of his mentors is former Gators and NBA guard Jason Williams, who has been credited with Calathes' development. Besides Calathes' lack of lift on his jumper, there are question marks about his defensive ability. He uses his length well to gamble for steals, but his weak frame hurts him against more physical perimeter players. Calathes could be selected somewhere in the latter part of the first round or near the beginning of the second round and projects as a solid backup point guard.

2008 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
17.2 48.2 5.3 6.4 70.7
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