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Shamorie Ponds

St. John's Sophomore
Shamorie Ponds profile
RCSI: 45 (2016)
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 162 lbs (73 kg)
Age: 19.4
Position: G
Jerseys: #2
High School: Thomas Jefferson High School (New York)
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
College: St. John's
Current Team: St. John's
Win - Loss: 3 - 0

PreDraft Measurements

Year Source Height w/o Shoes Height w/ Shoes Weight Wingspan Standing Reach No Step Vert Max Vert
2017 USA Basketball 6'0" 6'1" 175 6'3" 7'11" - -
2016 USA Basketball - 5'11" 162 6'0" - - -
2015 Nike Skills Academy - 6'0" 160 6'2" - - -

Basic Per Game Stats

Season GP Min Pts 2pt 3pt FT Rebounds Ast Stl Blk TO PF
M A % M A % M A % Off Def Tot
2017/18 3 34.0 18.3 5.0 8.0 62.5% 1.0 6.3 15.8% 5.3 6.3 84.2% 1.3 6.3 7.7 5.0 2.0 0.0 2.3 1.3

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USA Basketball U18 Training Camp Scouting Reports: Point Guards

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Jun 17, 2016, 04:14 pm
Shamorie Ponds, 6-0, Point Guard, Thomas Jefferson HS, NY, 2016 Class, Committed to St. John's

Strengths
-Very advanced with his scoring instincts. Ultra aggressive looking to put the ball in the net
-Has nice speed in the open floor. Shifty guard.
-Will find the open man in drive and dish situations
-Uses change of speeds, crafty ball-handling moves, shot-fakes, strong footwork and excellent timing to create space off the bounce
-Shows nice potential in the pick and roll
-Has great touch on his jump-shot. Can throw the ball in the basket from difficult angles
-Gets in the passing lanes with timing and anticipation skills

Weaknesses
-Lacks great size, length or strength for a point guard prospect. Measured 6'0 in shoes, 160 pounds, with a 6'2 wingspan last summer. Not incredibly explosive to compensate
-Very streaky shooter. Tough shot maker, but lacks the mechanics to be more consistent. Very low release point, often flat-footed. Will get off balance in his lower body. Struggles to create separation from defender with the vantage point he shoots it from, combined with his lack of size
-Very left hand dominant. Struggles when forced to drive or finish with his right
-Lacks the strength or explosiveness to emerge as a high-level scorer inside the paint in the half-court when dealing with traffic.
-Decision making is a work in progress. Will settle for difficult pull-up jumpers even when his initial move is cut off.
-Not always a willing passer. Looking to create for himself first and foremost.

Outlook Top-50 recruit headed to St. John's. Had some nice moments as a scorer and even finding the open man off the bounce, but has a ways to go as a decision maker and outside shooter. Will need to make real strides as a playmaker and defender over the course of his college career to overcome his average physical tools, but does have some natural talent and instincts to work with.

Latest results

11/16/2017 79 - 56 vs Nebraska Nebraska
11/14/2017 80 - 55 vs CCSU CCSU
11/10/2017 77 - 61 vs New Orleans New Orleans
03/09/2017 67 - 108 at Villanova Villanova

Next Broadcasts

2017-12-02 Sacred Heart Sacred Heart at St. John's St. John's
4:30 PM EST on FOX Sports 1
2018-01-09 Georgetown Georgetown at St. John's St. John's
6:30 PM EST on FOX Sports 1
2018-01-23 Creighton Creighton at St. John's St. John's
8:30 PM EST on FOX Sports 1

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