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NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Illinois G Demetri McCamey

Posted By Matt Goisman On June 22, 2011 @ 7:10 am In General | No Comments

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).


Demetri McCamey shot a solid 45 percent from 3-point range for Illinois. (AP)

Demetri McCamey

Position: Guard

School: Illinois

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 200 pounds

Stats: 14.6 ppg, 6.1 apg, 3.4 rpg, .451 3pt%

What he brings: McCamey’s simultaneous strengths of strong 3-point shooting and solid passing make him a viable backup for both Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen. He has the size to back down smaller guards and the explosiveness to attack in the lane and get to the hoop. His lack of a mid-range jump shot contributed to his 45 percent shooting inside the arc.

Where the Celtics could get him: Second round

What they’re saying: “He can pass. He can shoot and he has mid-range. So that’s really the most difficult thing. … He’s got a big body, so he’s able to get leverage on people not just using speed but using that body. He can see over the top of screens because of his great vision and court awareness.” — Michigan coach John Beilein

Notes: McCamey scored in double figures 29 times, including seven 20-point games, and was the Illini’s top scorer in a team-leading 16 contests


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