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DeAndre Liggins
Round 2, Pick 53
Position: SG
Class: Sophomore
School: Kentucky
Conference: Southeastern
HT: 6'6"
WT: 210
Biography: Liggins will likely be a second-round pick at best but decided not to return to Kentucky for his senior season after talking to scouts just before the deadline. Coach (John) Calipari encouraged me to come back for my senior season, but based on the feedback I got from NBA personnel, I felt it was in the best interests of me and my family to stay in the draft, he told the school's website. His combination of length and defensive skills might help make that the right decision. Liggins' prowess at the defensive end helped the Wildcats reach the national semifinals for the first time in 13 years. The projected NBA shooting guard averaged 8.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season after being a reserve for his first two seasons with the Wildcats. He showed some ability to shoot from the perimeter by making a career-best 39.1 percent of his 3-point attempts in 2010-11, but will need to work on his ballhandling at the next level. Liggins had a 1.45 assist-to-turnover ratio for his career and a 1.75 mark as a senior.

2010 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
8.6 42.4 4.0 2.5 64.8
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