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Shannon Brown Report
Sean Dalton
May 14, 2006
 
Shannon href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> (Michigan href=/profile//> St.)
6-4, href=/profile//> 205 href=/profile//> lbs., href=/profile//> SG/PG
17.2 href=/profile//> ppg, href=/profile//> 4.4 href=/profile//> rpg, href=/profile//> 2.7 href=/profile//> apg, href=/profile//> 1.5 href=/profile//> spg


Strengths

The href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> Brown's href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> stands href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> athleticism. href=/profile//> It's href=/profile//> generally href=/profile//> reported href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Brown's href=/profile//> vertical href=/profile//> leap href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> somewhere href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> 40's, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> combined href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> quickness href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> explosiveness href=/profile//> makes href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> highlight href=/profile//> reel href=/profile//> dunks.

The href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> stands href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> physical href=/profile//> attributes. href=/profile//> While href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> undersized, href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> broad href=/profile//> shoulders href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> chisled href=/profile//> frame. href=/profile//> Pound href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> pound, href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> strongest href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> Ten. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> arms href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> hands href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> seemingly href=/profile//> disproportionate href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rest href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> body; href=/profile//> they're href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> catcher's href=/profile//> mitts.

Another href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> you'll href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> notice href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bat href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> picture-perfect href=/profile//> jumpshot. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> elevation, href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> near href=/profile//> perfect href=/profile//> form, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> consistent href=/profile//> shooters href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> basketball. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> goal href=/profile//> percentage href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> modest href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> 47%, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Michigan href=/profile//> State's href=/profile//> offense href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> often href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> option href=/profile//> offensively. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> didn't href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> him, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> often href=/profile//> found href=/profile//> himself href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> situations href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> akward href=/profile//> shots href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> teammates href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> feed href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> low href=/profile//> shotclock.

Defensively, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> draws href=/profile//> comparisons href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Dwyane href=/profile//> Wade href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> reads href=/profile//> passing href=/profile//> lanes href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> above href=/profile//> average href=/profile//> anticipation href=/profile//> skills, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> why href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> consistently href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> Ten's href=/profile//> leaders href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> freakishly href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> arms href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> hands href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> edge href=/profile//> defensively href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> lack href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> height.

When href=/profile//> you're href=/profile//> Brown's href=/profile//> height href=/profile//> though, href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> unwordly href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> consistent href=/profile//> jumper href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> effective href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> offensively href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA. href=/profile//> You href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> quick href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> step href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> your href=/profile//> defender href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dribble, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> do, href=/profile//> seemingly href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> ease. href=/profile//> He's href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> create href=/profile//> space href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> himself href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dribble href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> jumpers.

Weaknesses:

At href=/profile//> 6-4 href=/profile//> (or href=/profile//> possibly href=/profile//> shorter), href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> concern href=/profile//> whether href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA. href=/profile//> Fortunately href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Brown, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> aforementioned href=/profile//> quick href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> step href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> create href=/profile//> opportunities href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> himself, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> extraordinary href=/profile//> physical href=/profile//> features href=/profile//> aside href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> height href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> compensate href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> (ala href=/profile//> Wade).

Some href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> afraid href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> height href=/profile//> though href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> label href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> guard, href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> handling href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> courtvision href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> aren't href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> level. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> control href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> running href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> ill-advised href=/profile//> passes, href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> turnovers.

Outlook: href=/profile//>

Shannon href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> "testing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> waters" href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> opt href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> return href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Michigan href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> senior href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> When href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> does, href=/profile//> he'll href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team's href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> option, href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> opportunity href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> hasn't href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> since href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> there. href=/profile//> Ever href=/profile//> since href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> freshman href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> compete href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> likes href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Maurice href=/profile//> Ager, href=/profile//> Alan href=/profile//> Anderson, href=/profile//> Kelvin href=/profile//> Torbert, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Chris href=/profile//> Hill href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> touches href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> time, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> talented href=/profile//> core href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> wings href=/profile//> returning href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> become href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> focal href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> offense.

“We’ll href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> (J.J.) href=/profile//> Redick href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> day,” href=/profile//> (says href=/profile//> Izzo), href=/profile//> referring href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Redick href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> focus href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Duke’s href=/profile//> offense. href=/profile//> “We’ll href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> great.”

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060319/SPORTS0202/603190319/1132

With href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> increase href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> touches, href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> time, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> exposure, href=/profile//> Brown's href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> stock href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> dramatically href=/profile//> improve. href=/profile//> It's href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> hard href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> imagine href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he'd href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lottery href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> All-American href=/profile//> type href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Spartans href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> senior href=/profile//> year.
 
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