Marquis Teague to Chicago Bulls: Scouting Report, Video Highlights and Analysis
Marquis Teague is one of the most talented point guards in the 2012 draft and a prospect with major upside as an NBA player. He is the brother of current Atlanta Hawk starting point guard Jeff Teague and helped lead the Kentucky Wildcats to this year's NCAA Championship. Despite only averaging 10 points and 4.8 assists on 41 percent shooting in his freshman season, Teague is a lightning quick guard who can penetrate to the rim and has the court vision to play the point full time in the NBA.
What Teague Brings to the Team
Teague is not ready-made for the pros yet but he brings court vision, speed, athleticism and raw talent to the point guard position. He is 6'2" and has great athletic ability, which suggests that he has the upside of a Derrick Rose-type point guard in the NBA if he improves his skill level. He already has an amazing first step, pushes the ball and gets to the basket to score. He did not score in bunches at Kentucky as he was part of a strong team offense with several other talented first-round picks, but Teague has the ability to score at a high clip in the NBA.
What the Experts Are Saying
NBA scouts are huge fans of Teague's raw ability, size and court vision. He has all the tools to be a starting point guard in the pros and has All-Star potential. However, he did not produce as expected in college and is still a very raw prospect, so he will need time to learn new skills and adjust to the NBA. But he had a very strong NCAA Tournament in March and that convinced many that he will rise to the competition level in the pros. Joe Treutlein of Draft Express wrote:
"Teague had an outstanding NCAA tournament run that solidified his standing as a first-round pick after a very uneven freshman season."
Teague is a very young, raw player so fans should not expect very much early on in his first NBA season. He will earn spot minutes because he already has the speed and athleticism to blow past defenders and get buckets against the second unit. Ultimately, Teague can become a starter, but patience is the order of the day.
With the aforementioned Rose out until perhaps January, Teague might get some trial-by-fire opportunities to turn himself into an NBA guard. It's unlikely, though, they're counting on Teague to even come close to filling Rose's shoes.
For now, Teague's a project. But the Bulls can afford to start a project, and they could end up with a very good result.
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