Overview: An undersized shooting guard with average length and solid athleticism. Compact build. Between positions in terms of physical stature. Not overwhelmingly explosive, but very smooth. Solid offensive player who can put points on the board in bunches, but does so in streaky fashion. Brings solid skills to the defensive end as well, but isnt always as versatile as you might hope. Developed significantly during his four seasons at Detroit Mercy. Really came on as a senior. Won the Horizon League Player of the Year Award that season. Has played a substantial amount of minutes since making the NBA as a second round pick, and has really found a niche for himself. Posted a sparkling assist to turnover ratio in 08/09, highlighting how well hes fit into his role in the NBA. Earned a long-term contract for his efforts a few years back.
Offense: A smooth scorer who is not terribly efficient, but can regardless be a solid weapon to bring off the bench. Can score in half court sets as a spot up shooter, act as the primary ball handler in transition and pick and roll situations, and make an impact in one-on-one settings. Displays a very nice mid-range jump shot, but lacks range and consistency from 3-point territory. Doesnt rely very heavily on his 3-point shot. Does an excellent job coming off shot curls in the mid-range area, and has an advanced understanding of how to create space to get his shot off. Knows how to use fakes and bumps to gain an advantage over his defender, which he needs since he often lacks the size to get his shot off. Isnt a very effective shooter off the dribble, and tends to overestimate himself on occasion. Shoots a lot of long jumpers from 17-20 feet, which makes him a very streaky offensive player depending on how well his shot is falling on any given night. Does not get to the rim all that well, and once there will struggle to finish on occasion. Does not get to the free throw line much either, and shoots a fairly pedestrian percentage when he does. Creative player with nice scoring instincts. Doesnt look to create for his teammates very often. Not turnover prone at all either. Brings a nice scoring punch to the table, in a perfect world, preferably off the bench.
Defense: A decent defender who has the quickness to defend the ball effectively. Isnt tall or long enough to contest many shots, which hurts his overall ability to keep his man from scoring. Will get his hands on the ball when ball handlers get careless on their drives to the rim. Doesnt offer much in the ways of rebounding. Isnt a great defender, but is good enough to get by in a limited role. Brings the intensity necessary to compensate for his lack of size, but has some shortcomings.