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NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: New Mexico SF Tony Snell

Posted By Tim Healey On June 27, 2013 @ 11:38 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.

Tony Snell (AP) [1]

Tony Snell is an all-around solid player who doesn’t stand out in any particular area. (AP)

TONY SNELL

Position: Small forward

School: New Mexico

Age: 21

Height: 6-foot-7 

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 [2].

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 [3]. … He played mostly small forward for the Lobos, but he told media recently [4] he also could be a shooting guard.

Recent articles:

Cowbellkingdom.com: Sacramento Kings give draft prospect Tony Snell another look [3]

The Oregonian: Tony Snell brings shooting, rebounding and defense to pre-draft workouts (with video) [4]

PE Bloggers: Tony Snell zooming upward in NBA mock drafts [5]

Video: Here is a highlight/interview mix from one of Snell’s recent workouts [6].


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[1] Image: http://greenstreet.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Snell_Tony-New-Mexico-2-16-13.jpeg

[2] have been questioned: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Tony-Snell-18408/

[3] including the Kings twice: http://cowbellkingdom.com/2013/06/20/sacramento-kings-give-draft-prospect-tony-snell-another-look/

[4] he told media recently: http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2013/06/2013_nba_draft_tony_snell_brings_shooting_reboundi.html

[5] PE Bloggers: Tony Snell zooming upward in NBA mock drafts: http://blog.pe.com/2013/06/03/column-tony-snell-zooming-upward-in-nba-mock-drafts/

[6] highlight/interview mix from one of Snell’s recent workouts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWPl2lYoK6c

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