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NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Illinois G Demetri McCamey

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 [1] to select with one of their two picks (25th and 55th overall).

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 [2] and Ray Allen [3]. 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: ‘€œHe 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