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Travis Leslie
Round 2, Pick 47
Position: SG
Class: Sophomore
School: Georgia
Conference: Southeastern
HT: 6'4"
WT: 205
Biography: Considered by many to be perhaps the best athlete in college basketball, Leslie brings loads of excitement - and a hunger for crashing the boards - to the table. What scouts have to determine is if that's enough to overcome his less-than-ideal size for the shooting guard position. Leslie averaged more than seven rebounds a game over his last two seasons at Georgia thanks to his incredible leaping ability and his aggressiveness, and he's a solid finisher who is reminiscent of former Oregon and Indiana Pacers guard Fred Jones - practically an ideal fit for a slam dunk contest. The problem is his range, as many of his baskets come in transition. Leslie shot 49.2 percent from the field as a senior but made just 13 of his 43 attempts (30.2 percent) from beyond the arc. Defensively, Leslie has plenty of potential, as his excellent lateral quickness and active hands make him a perfect candidate to defend both bigger point guards and quicker shooting guards. He spent some time in college guarding power forwards, though, so his lack of experience on the perimeter may make him a work in progress on that end. Offensively, Leslie remains a mixed bag. He has limited ball-handling skills and in many ways is a small forward in a large lead guard's body. If Leslie were a better shooter, it'd be easy to imagine him as a first-round pick, but it's possible few teams are willing to hand a guaranteed contract to a player who has plenty of question marks, particularly the one surrounding something that can't be coached - his size.

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2010 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
14.4 49.2 7.2 2.9 80.1
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