NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: New Mexico SF Tony Snell
|06.27.13 at 11:38 am ET|
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.
Position: Small forward
School: New Mexico
Weight: 200 pounds
Achievements: Mountain West Tournament MVP (2013), All-Mountain West third team (2013)
Key 2012-13 stats: 12.5 points, 2.9 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 2.1 turnovers
What he brings: While no single skill makes Snell spectacular, he was an all-around solid contributor in his three years with the Lobos. He is successful from beyond the arc, connecting on 39 percent of his attempts, and he can pull up or shoot off of screens. His ballhandling skills have been questioned.
Snell’s quickness and length, including a 7-foot wingspan, work to his advantage at the defensive end. As is the case with most other potential draftees, however, Snell is going to need to get a little thicker and stronger to win and keep a spot on an NBA roster.
Notes: Snell ended his collegiate career having started 70 consecutive games dating back to the beginning of his sophomore year. … He worked out with a handful of teams, including the Kings twice. … He played mostly small forward for the Lobos, but he told media recently he also could be a shooting guard.
Video: Here is a highlight/interview mix from one of Snell’s recent workouts.
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