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J.J. Redick - SG

 J.J. Redick Rank: 10
 Position: Shooting Guard
 School: Duke
 Height, Weight: 6'4, 190
   Selected by: Orlando Magic
 Round 1, pick 11 (11 overall)
 
ANALYSIS: You can count on one hand or maybe a couple fingers the number of players who can shoot like Redick. He was second in the country in scoring as a senior (26.8 points per game), behind only Gonzaga's Adam Morrison. Sporting a nearly flawless shooting stroke, Redick shot 47 percent from the floor as a senior, bettering his previous collegiate high of 42-percent. Redick's unlimited shooting range allowed him to knock down 139 three-pointers last season, including nine in a game against Texas. He also exploded for three 40-point games. Deadly when left open or coming off a screen, Redick's shooting ability obviously is not in question. What is in question is whether he is quick and athletic enough to get his shot off in the NBA. Duke's 2006 season ended in the Sweet Sixteen with a loss to LSU, where Redick was thoroughly frustrated by an athletic backcourt and shot 3-for-18 in a performance that some scouts think is an indication of the struggles Redick might face in the NBA. Another question mark with Redick is his lack of lateral quickness and potential problems he may face playing defense at the next level. Despite legitimate concerns about what Redick can't do, what he does shooting the ball will still keep him from falling past the first 20 selections. Besides scoring, Redick's other stats will not impress. He averaged a measly two rebounds a game last season. He may not be a star at the next level, but he should be able to fashion a solid career as a designated shooter, especially on a team with low post threats who can kick the ball out to him. Redick has worked hard on diversifying his game by taking the ball to the basket more, and he always seems to be endlessly working to get open for shots. Another Redick strength is his free-throw shooting. As a senior, he shot 92 percent from the foul line after connecting on an amazing 95-percent of his free throws his junior year.

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