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I know, I know. Kemba Walker was one of the best players in college basketball this season. However, that doesn't mean he's going to be a good pro. Kemba is very quick and good on his feet, and he is tough. He can drive the lane and get in the paint. There is no doubting his explosiveness.
The biggest problem with Kemba is his size. He is a shooting guard in a point guard's body. He isn't even a big point guard. He definitely doesn't have the vision or the handles to play the point in the NBA, meaning he will have to play off the ball. The question then becomes who does he guard? It's tough to have two players on the floor shorter than 6'2.
A common misconception of Kemba is that he is a great shooter. Well, he's not. He shot 43 percent from the field this year and 33 percent from behind the arc. He is by no means dominant from the field. He was amazing in non-conference play, but once Big East play started, he wasn't nearly as good. He is an undersized shooting guard who shoots in high volumes and struggles to finish. I don't understand why he is a consensus top-5 pick.
He is a leader and a scorer, but the lightning quick Kemba will struggle to find a place in the NBA. I think he could be a Ben Gordon type player in the future. He isn't as good of a shooter, but he's a better driver. Neither can do all that much outside of scoring, and both attended Uconn. They can score in bunches, but ultimately neither will be worth their top-5 status at the end of their career.
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