|DraftExpress: Welcomed new policy J.J. Barea and Donald Sloan both get warned by the NBA for obvious flops. Video evidence http://t.co/I9BOg7uw|
|DraftExpress: I feel bad for D-Leaguers like Donald Sloan & Justin Dentmon who passed up big 6-figure deals in Europe in hopes of latching on w/a NBA team|
|Jerome Randle's team lost in the PIT championship game to Donald Sloan, Trevon Hughes and co. Very competitive, entertaining game.|
|2nd and last game at Portsmouth was a blowout. Ended 90-56. Donald Sloan had 20, 8-12 FG. Patrick Christopher 2-10 FG. Deon Thompson 13+10.|
|Just noticed I didn't have Donald Sloan (Tex A&M) on my projected Portsmouth invite list. Good team,18 ppg in Big12-he'll definitely get in.|
|Team: Cavaliers College Team:
H: 6' 3"|
W: 206 lbs
(25 Years Old)
|RSCI: 90||Agent: Brian Elfus ||
High School: Seagoville
Hometown: Shreveport, LA
|Height w/o Shoes||Height w/shoes||Weight||Wingspan||Standing Reach||Body Fat||No Step Vert||Max Vert||Bench Press||Lane Agility||3/4 Court Sprint||Class Rank|
|6' 1"||NA||206||6' 5"||8' 1.5"||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA|
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|Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Recap, All-Second Team|
April 14, 2010
The leading scorer on the championship team at Portsmouth, Texas A&M combo guard Donald Sloan did a very nice job of capping off his college career.
A fairly quick, aggressive and scoring minded guard, Sloan created his own shot effectively, got to the basket at will, and also showed his potential as a shot-maker at the same time.
Much more of a scorer than a pure playmaker, Sloan played on and off the ball in college in a system that was largely geared to maximizing his strengths. He has good speed in the open floor and finishes creatively around the basket, even if heís clearly undersized for the shooting guard position. Although his 2-point percentages werenít particularly high in college, he got to the free throw line at a good rate and shows nice instincts in this area, particularly in terms of the strength and aggressiveness he brings to the table.
While heís able to make plays for others, particularly off the drive and dish, Sloan looks a lot more comfortable looking for his own shot than he does creating for others. Heís prone to over-dribbling and has just average court visionóthe fact that he committed slightly more turnovers than assists probably isnít a coincidence.
Capable of making 3-pointers as well, Sloanís shot-selection hampered his percentages at Texas A&M this season (36% 3P), as did the fact that heís just an average marksman in catch and shoot situations. Heís a bit of a volume shooter, being relied on very heavily for scoring production at the collegiate level, and will probably need to tone his game down at his next stop, be it the NBA or Europe.
Defensively, Sloan has the tools to be effective in this area at the collegiate level thanks to his strength, but probably canít be described as being anything more than average as far as the NBA is concerned at the moment, as he lacks great size and length and doesnít make up for that with outstanding athleticism or effort. Relied on very heavily for scoring, Sloan didnít always seem all that interested in what goes on on this end of the floor.
All in all, Sloan is an excellent college scoring guard who probably will need to ply his trade in the D-League or Europe initially. If heís able to improve his playmaking ability, perimeter shooting and defense he will surely improve his chances of making an NBA roster down the road.
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