NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Purdue G E’Twaun Moore
|06.15.11 at 12:35 pm ET|
WEEI.com continues to provide daily insight and analysis on the 2011 NBA draft. This is one in a series of profiles of players who might be available for the Celtics to select with one of their two picks (25th and 55th overall).
Weight: 190 pounds
Stats: 18 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 3.2 apg
What he brings: Moore is a solid all-around player who knows how to score. He is most effective when taking the ball to the basket, rather than settling for jump shots. Although he has improved his shooting during his time at Purdue, he still is not considered a great outside shooter.
Moore would probably be a point guard in the NBA, as he is too small to be a shooting guard. He needs to work on his ballhanding and passing skills but has shown improvement in those areas of the game. He is also a very good defender and a very strong defensive rebounder for a guy his size.
Where the Celtics could get him: First round (or second)
What they’re saying: “I know once he gets that rhythm going and steps back and hits a 3 and once he smiles, you know he has it going.” ‘ Purdue guard Lewis Jackson
Notes: Moore became the fourth player in Big Ten history to tally 2,000 points (2,136), 500 rebounds (611) and 350 assists (400) in a career. He also is Purdue’s third all-time leading scorer. He also holds records at Purdue for most minutes played (4,517), 3-point field-goals made (243), games won (107), games played (140) and starts (137).