In our newest installment of our Rookie Retrospectives series, well be analyzing the play of former Texas Longhorn standout D.J. Augustin
. After two years under Rick Barnes, D.J. Augustin
entered the 2008 NBA draft as the most decorated point guard in his class. An Academic All-American and Bob Cousy
Award winner, scouts acknowledged his high basketball IQ, but questioned how his size would project to the next level. Leading into the draft, most experts predicted the Bobcats would select Brook Lopez
if available, but Head Coach Larry Brown
pushed for D.J. Augustin
and felt he had the essential tools to become a great NBA floor general. As hes acclimated to the demands of the NBA, Augustin has provided Charlotte with a great scoring punch off the bench, as well as a solid distributor at the backup point guard spot.