Biography: As one of the senior leaders on Duke's national championship-winning team, Scheyer was atop the basketball world this spring, but a second-round selection is his best-case scenario this summer. That's because Scheyer doesn't possess the athleticism to stand out as anything beyond a sharp-shooter in the NBA. There's no questioning the Northbrook, Ill., native's prowess in that area; he tied for fifth nationally in 2009-10 with 110 3-pointers made, averaging 18.2 points and finishing his Duke career with 2,077 points. He was at his best in some of Duke's biggest games, scoring a game-high 23 points and hitting 5 of 9 from beyond the arc in the national semifinals against West Virginia. Scheyer is an outstanding free-throw shooter, hitting 86.1 percent in his collegiate career, and he takes care of the ball, finishing his senior season with a 2.98 assist-to-turnover ratio that ranked fourth in the nation. But there are serious concerns about his ability to be effective as a point guard professionally. He may project more as a shooting guard at the next level, but his lack of quickness could make him a defensive liability at either position. A team that values his winning pedigree and has a need for his skill set may select him in the second round, but the odds are against Scheyer making a real impact in the NBA.
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