- Green Street - http://greenstreet.weei.com -

NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Georgia SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Posted By Kevin Dillon On June 13, 2013 @ 3:31 am In General | No Comments

As part of WEEI.com’s coverage of the 2013 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be available to the Celtics when they make their lone selection at No. 16.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (AP) [3]

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was named SEC Player of the Year after averaging 18.5 points per game. (AP)

KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE

Position: Shooting guard

School: Georgia

Age: 20

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 200 pounds

Achievements: SEC Player of the Year (2013), All-SEC first team (2013), SEC All-Freshman team (2012)

Key 2012-13 stats: 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals

What he brings: Caldwell-Pope is an offensive threat due to his shooting ability. He averaged 21.8 points per 40 minutes and showed a great ability to knock down shots when coming off screens or spotting up. However, he also showed great athleticism and could finish at the rim against smaller defenders.

While Caldwell-Pope’s short wingspan leaves his defensive potential limited, he has shown the ability to be an effective wing defender, according to Draft Express’ scouting report [4]. He is a strong defender in isolation, but he needs to improve some flaws in off-ball movement — especially in pick-and-roll situations.

Notes: Caldwell-Pope was a bit inconsistent as a freshman but improved significantly as a sophomore in 2012-13. He is projected to be taken in the middle to late first round.

Recent articles:

AL.com: SEC Player of the Year Kentavious Caldwell-Pope rising in NBA mock drafts [5]

Detroit Free-Press: Pistons might have to decide between Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Shabazz Muhammad [6]

Video: Here’s a scouting video [7] of Caldwell-Pope.


Article printed from Green Street: http://greenstreet.weei.com

URL to article: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2013/06/13/nba-drafts-potential-celtics-georgia-sg-kentavious-caldwell-pope/

URLs in this post:

[1] > NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Georgia SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope" data-url="http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2013/06/13/nba-drafts-potential-celtics-georgia-sg-kentavious-caldwell-pope/">Tweet: http://twitter.com/share

[2]  : #disqus_thread

[3] Image: http://greenstreet.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Caldwell_Pope-Kentavious-Georgia-12.jpg

[4] according to Draft Express’ scouting report: http://www.draftexpress.com/article/Kentavious-Caldwell-Pope-Video-Scouting-Report-4172

[5] AL.com: SEC Player of the Year Kentavious Caldwell-Pope rising in NBA mock drafts: http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/05/sec_player_of_the_year_georgia_1.html

[6] Detroit Free-Press: Pistons might have to decide between Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Shabazz Muhammad: http://www.freep.com/article/20130524/SPORTS03/305240052/nba-draft-detroit-pistons-anthony-bennett

[7] Here’s a scouting video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uWJ-1QS4To

Copyright © 2009 WEEI.com. All rights reserved.