|Team: Rhode Island|
H: 6' 4"|
W: 190 lbs
(41 Years Old)
|Agent: Andy Miller ||
High School: Cardinal Dougherty
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Drafted: Pick 41 in 1998 by Rockets
Overview: A left-handed veteran guard who is able to play shooting guard effectively despite being slightly undersized. Doesn’t have ideal height for a swingman. Has very good quickness. Still pretty explosive. A talented player on the perimeter. Shoots the ball well with range, but is not terribly prolific from behind the arc. Takes some questionable shots. Can put the ball on the floor to get to the rim. Doesn’t get to the free throw line at a great rate. Has always been an above average defender. Puts in a lot of work to stay in shape. Work ethic became apparent during his career at Rhode Island. Really came around as a senior. Won the A10 Player of the Year Award in 1998. Was drafted in the second round, and proved to be a nice asset as a rookie. Came into his own after two years with the Rockets. Isn’t as productive as he once was, as he’s definitely getting up there in age. Effectively has slipped considerably over the last 2-3 years. An ironman who has played an incredible amount of minutes in his career. With Eric Gordon coming in, may begin to take a bit of a backseat.
Offense: Surprisingly gets a fifth of his touches off of post ups, more than any other situation. Finds opportunities from spot ups, fast breaks, and one-on-one situations as well as functioning as a zone buster. Possesses a very accurate lefty stroke. Just as capable from outside the three point line as he is pulling up off the dribble. Able to scoring driving in either direction. Good finisher at the rim. Knocks down turnaround jumpers in the post over his left shoulder at a great clip. Hangs in the air before he releases his post shots. Can post up bigger players due to his ability to get his shot off when falling away. Very capable ball handler and passer. Not as prolific as he used to be, but the effectiveness is still there. Shot-selection has never been his strong-point, though.
Defense: A talented defender who matches his experience with good effort. Has the quickness and athleticism to effectively defend both wing positions. Does a very good job contesting shots. Works hard denying off the ball. Will rotate over in help side to stop penetration. Solid shot blocker for his size. Reads passing lanes well. Decent rebounder. Size limits him to a certain degree.