ANALYSIS: After two years at Kentucky, Rondo hired an agent and declared for the NBA draft. While there are some very positive attributes to his game including an incredibly quick first step, he cannot shoot the ball. Despite not being a great shooter, Rondo is a defensive menace averaging 2.3 steals a game in his career, and he knows how to run a team. He has a very unselfish mentality and is one of the better athletes in the draft. Rondo's points come from an exceptional ability to take defenders off the dribble. Once in the lane, he has a wide array of physical tools at his disposal including his leaping ability and outstanding ball-handling, which he uses to get off various floaters and short jumpers. He averaged 11.2 points per game last season and shot 48 percent from the floor. Rondo shot a horrible 27 percent from three-point range, and he is not a good free-throw shooter, only shooting 57 percent. His quickness and athletic ability make him an excellent rebounder, as he averaged 6.1 per game to lead the Wildcats last season. In a game against Iowa, Rondo pulled down an amazing 19 rebounds. Just looking at his assist numbers in college does not tell the story on Rondo's ability to involve his teammates. He averaged 4.9 assists last season with a much weaker Kentucky team than usual but can make every pass in the book and has little trouble breaking the press. Rondo's defensive prowess and playmaking ability will keep him in the first round of the draft. If he could shoot, he would be a lottery pick.