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Brad Wanamaker
Position: PG
Class: Junior
School: Pittsburgh
Conference: Big East
HT: 6'4"
WT: 210
Biography: Wanamaker finished a solid career at Pittsburgh with a productive senior season, though many question whether he'll be able to transition that success to the NBA game. The Philadelphia native is a very smart point guard and was the catalyst for one of the top offenses in the country. His 2.26 assist-to-turnover ratio in 2010-11 was a career best and ranked third in the Big East. Wanamaker has the ability to put teammates in the best positions possible to score by getting them the ball where they're strongest on the floor. He halted opponents' rallies by slowing the tempo but also continued Pittsburgh's runs with a faster attack. The problem in Wanamaker's game is his lack of athleticism and aggressiveness, which NBA scouts like to see from point guards. He rarely penetrates, and combining that with a below-average outside shot may be damaging to his draft stock. He's slow and has trouble beating other guards off the dribble to get into the lane or break down a defense. Wanamaker averaged 11.7 points as a senior on mostly mid-range jump shots, and even those can be an adventurous for him at times. On the defensive end, he has trouble staying in front of quicker guards and can be broken down easily. A good portion of Pittsburgh's success can be attributed to Wanamaker's basketball smarts and ability to run an offense, but his basic skills may be lacking too much to warrant a selection. He'll go in the late second round if he's picked at all.

Fred Vuich
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2010 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
11.7 44.8 5.2 5.1 76.0
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