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Sammy Mejia Scouting Report
Jorker Lerander
July 31, 2006
 
Strengths: href=/profile//>

At href=/profile//> 6'6", href=/profile//> Sammy href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> possesses href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> size href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> vision href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> guard, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> 4-5 href=/profile//> inches href=/profile//> above href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> PGs. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> floor href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> PGs, href=/profile//> passing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> effective href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> way--he href=/profile//> truly href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> PG href=/profile//> skills. href=/profile//>

However, href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> truly href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> versatile href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> backcourt href=/profile//> positions, href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> PG, href=/profile//> SG href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> small href=/profile//> forward. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> versatility href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> certainly href=/profile//> increase href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> appeal href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> knowledge href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game.

Mejia href=/profile//> truly href=/profile//> excels href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> finding href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> teammates href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> half-court href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> possessing href=/profile//> excellent href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> awareness. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> let href=/profile//> others href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> shots href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> does href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> job href=/profile//> creating href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> others. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> true-PG href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> passes href=/profile//> first, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> shoots href=/profile//> second, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> intriguing href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> regards href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> height. href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> prefers href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> slower href=/profile//> pace, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> control href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tempo href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> times.

Mejia href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> shoot href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> range, href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> confidence. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> capable href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> hitting href=/profile//> pull-up href=/profile//> jumpshots href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> 14-16 href=/profile//> feet, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> post href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> smaller href=/profile//> guards href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> excellent href=/profile//> spot-up href=/profile//> shooter, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> evidenced href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 48% href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> during href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> finishing href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basket, href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> line href=/profile//> 130 href=/profile//> times href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 27 href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> generally href=/profile//> using href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> length, href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> ballhandling href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> area. href=/profile//>

In href=/profile//> terms href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> physical href=/profile//> tools, href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> possesses href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> arms, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> especially href=/profile//> helps href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rebounding href=/profile//> department, href=/profile//> combined href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> boxes href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> smaller href=/profile//> guards. href=/profile//> Mejia's href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> arms href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> weakside href=/profile//> defense, href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> contest href=/profile//> shots href=/profile//> well. href=/profile//>

Weaknesses:

This href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> especially, href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> shown href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> go-to href=/profile//> guy. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> 12-15, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5-11 href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> East, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> six-game href=/profile//> losing href=/profile//> streak href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> Marquette href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Rutgers. href=/profile//>

A href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> problem href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> inability href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> score href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> own href=/profile//> ability. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> earlier href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> DePaul href=/profile//> especially, href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> hasn't href=/profile//> shown href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> ability href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> create href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> himself, href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> desire href=/profile//> to, href=/profile//> despite href=/profile//> creating href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> others. href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> simply href=/profile//> needs href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> find href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> ways href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> score, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> creative href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basket. href=/profile//>

Mejia href=/profile//> doesn't href=/profile//> know href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> shoot href=/profile//> particularly href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dribble href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> create href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> himself. href=/profile//> Mejia's href=/profile//> release href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> extremely href=/profile//> slow href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> blockable. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> fact, href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> inability href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> create href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> himself href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> something href=/profile//> ultimately href=/profile//> limiting href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> PG href=/profile//> effectiveness href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA. href=/profile//>

Mejia's href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> range href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> extremely href=/profile//> questionable, href=/profile//> hitting href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> 29% href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> seasons href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> DePaul. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> same href=/profile//> goes href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> free href=/profile//> throw href=/profile//> shooting, href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> shoots href=/profile//> 67% href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> 63% href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> shooter, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> guards href=/profile//> simply href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> range href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> free href=/profile//> throw href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> doesn't href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> means.

A href=/profile//> noticeable href=/profile//> trend href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Mejia's href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> career href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> gone href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> due href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> alongside href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> talented href=/profile//> teammates, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> true href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> prospect href=/profile//> DePaul href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> currently. href=/profile//> Also, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> particularly, href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> taking href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> upon href=/profile//> himself href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> score, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> virtually href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> seniors href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> asked href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> go-to href=/profile//> role href=/profile//> (although href=/profile//> failing href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> miserably). href=/profile//> At href=/profile//> least href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> Quemont href=/profile//> Greer href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> defer href=/profile//> to. href=/profile//>

Mejia href=/profile//> lacks href=/profile//> quickness href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> speed href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> PGs href=/profile//> have. href=/profile//> On href=/profile//> offense, href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> capable href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> beating href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> types href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dribble href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> defense, href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> capable href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> staying href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fast href=/profile//> PGs href=/profile//> either. href=/profile//> Mejia href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> fastbreak href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> prefers href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> half-court; href=/profile//> unfortunately href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> preaching href=/profile//> athletes href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> run-and-gun href=/profile//> style href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> now. href=/profile//> Mejia's href=/profile//> speed href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> concern href=/profile//> regarding href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> success, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> despite href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> clearly href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> speed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> translate href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA.

Mejia href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> tendency href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> neutralized href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> scouting href=/profile//> report href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> that. href=/profile//> Mejia's href=/profile//> left href=/profile//> hand href=/profile//> isn't href=/profile//> particularly href=/profile//> strong, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> force href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> use href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> cause href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> miss href=/profile//> shots. href=/profile//>

Mejia's href=/profile//> intrigue href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> terms href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> higher href=/profile//> during href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> rookie/sophomore href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> DePaul, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> exposed href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> inabilities href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> weaknesses href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> prospect href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> junior href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> Scouts href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> point, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> stock href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> frankly, href=/profile//> dropping. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> undrafted, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> certainly href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> versatility.

Optimistic href=/profile//> Outlook: href=/profile//> Eddie href=/profile//> Jones
Pessimistic href=/profile//> Outlook: href=/profile//> Marquis href=/profile//> Daniels href=/profile//> (last href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Dallas)
 
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