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Vitals: 20 years old, 6'5", 6'7.5" wingspan
Key Stat: Led Pac-12 in free-throw attempts in 2012-13
Why He'll Flourish in NBA: Because he's a creative playmaker on both sides of the ball.
Colorado has feasted off Spencer Dinwiddie's craftiness and skill for a couple years now, and as a junior he's looked every bit the part of a serious NBA prospect.
Not only has he been displaying efficient ball-handling and tremendous shooting, but he's also been forcing turnovers and taking advantage of his size as a defender.
John Gold of the Arizona Daily Star relayed praise for Dinwiddie from Lorenzo Romar, who lauded the guard's versatility:
...To Washington coach Lorenzo Romar, Dinwiddie’s offense is only a part of his package.
“He has that rare ability to control a game,” Romar said. “He’s big enough on the defensive end to rebound and get deflections and create havoc. Offensively, he can take it to the block, he can penetrate, he can hit the jumper. That’s an NBA player as far as I’m concerned.”
He might not take over the NBA as a top-tier guard with colossal statistics, but Colorado's leader will flourish in his role as a key reserve or rotational spark. His confident approach and rich talent will enable him to maximize his stints.
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