Friday, May 28, 2010

NBA Combine Shooting Results 2010

NBA Combine Shooting Drill Winners and Losers


Mikhail Torrance- Torrance had the third best overall shooting percentage in the drills, and was exceptional in the mid-range. He made 80% of his collegiate 3's, 56% of his NBA 3's, and made 39-of-42 shots during the timed shooting on the move drill (shots from 15-18 feet).

Andy Rautins- Rautins was always a zone-buster in his time at Syracuse, and Ed at chose him as the best 3-point shooter in this class a few weeks back. The Combine drills proved him right, as Rautins led the group with a combined shooting percentage of 77.7%. Rautins is still a fringe second-round pick, but the Orlando Magic could see him as a J.J. Redick type with little risk at pick #59.

Willie Warren- Warren was a real surprise. I've been hammering him all season because of his poor 3-point shooting percentage (31%), but he really brought it at the Combine. Warren excelled from the mid-range, but also made 76% of his collegiate 3's and 72% of his NBA triples.

Armon Johnson- Johnson had the fifth best overall shooting percentage. Johnson made 76% of his collegiate 3's and 44% of his NBA 3's, which isn't overwhelming, but is impressive for a player who's game is built around penetration. Johnson is far from having the reputation of a dead-eye shooter, but the Combine drills showed that he is, at the very least, competent as he makes the leap to the NBA.


James Anderson- Anderson is widely considered the best long-range shooter in this class, but he really hurt that reputation with his showing at the Combine. He made a respectable 52% of his collegiate 3's, but only 36% of his NBA long balls, ending with an overall shooting percentage of just 58.1%.

Damion James- James failed to shoot above 50% in four of the six drills and ended up with an overall shooting percentage of just 47.4%, which was the worst of any player outside of Charles Garcia, who I've omitted because I still can't understand why he worked out with the threes instead of the fours.

Stanley Robinson- Robinson is a fantastic athlete, but my fears that he'll struggle in the half-court were confirmed at the Combine. Robinson shot just 47.8% overall, which was just ahead of the Combine's worst shooter, Damion James. Like James, Robinson failed to eclipse 50% from either 3-point distance, and reached that mark only twice in six drills.

Lance Stephenson/Devin Ebanks- While both players had an overall shooting percentage of over 50%, both showed a remarkable disparity between their mid-range and outside games. Ebanks tied Charles Garcia for the last with a 32% clip from the NBA 3-point line, while Stephenson did just better, at 36%.


Jordan Crawford led the group with 20 makes in 25 attempts from the NBA distance, good for 80%.

Torrance made all of his shots in the first timed shooting drill, making 13-of-13 from the right elbow to the baseline from 15-18 feet.

Lazar Hayward attempted the most shots, with 125.

Warren made the most, at 92-of-120.

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