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2006 NBA Draft Draft Tracker Draft Tracker - Round 1 Draft Tracker - Round 2 Players Positions Schools Conferences NBA Teams

Guillermo Diaz - PG

 Guillermo Diaz Rank: 36
 Position: Point Guard
 School: Miami (FL)
 Conference: Atlantic Coast
 Height, Weight: 6'2, 185
   Selected by: Los Angeles Clippers
 Round 2, pick 22 (52 overall)
 
ANALYSIS: A volleyball star before switching to basketball his senior season of high school, Diaz, an early entrant after three seasons at Miami, is one of the most explosive athletes in the draft. Rumored to have a 50-inch vertical jump that actually has been measured at 41-inches, Diaz is very fast and uses his speed to score from all over the court as he averaged 18.6 points per game as a sophomore and 17.2 last season. As he has gained experience on the court, his shooting and knowledge of the game has vastly improved. Diaz's skills seem more tailor-made for the shooting guard position, but his size may force him to play some point guard at the next level. The problem is that although he is an exceptional ball-handler, he does not yet know how to run an offense. He is a very aggressive player that is not afraid of contact or of challenging larger players in the paint. His shooting percentage dipped last season to 42 percent, but Diaz is a streaky shooter with three-point range capable of going catching fire from the outside. He only averaged 2.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists last season. Although his speed is his biggest asset, it sometimes hinders him because he makes mistakes playing out of control. At the same time, Diaz's tremendous ability to create his own shot with a variety of athletic moves should serve him well in the NBA. He plays extremely hard but is mostly just a scorer who does not always seem interested in playing defense.

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