Norris Cole PG
23 years old, Senior
2011 stats: 21.7 ppg, 5.3 apg, 5.7 rpg, 44% FG, 34% 3pt FG, 85% FT
Prediction: End of first round to early second
Strengths: Is a good all around player who carried the load for his team all year long. Is extremely quick with the ball, gets into the lane and makes great decisions with the basketball. He rebounds the ball well for a lead guard, getting the ball off of the glass and running the fastbreak. Plays the passing lanes well and is a pretty good on ball defender as well. He’s one of my sleepers in this draft. I’ve liked his game since the season prior to the one that just passed. Fat Lever type of game.
Weaknesses: Coming from a small, mid-major school, some have doubts about his ability to play against stiffer competition. Has nice height for the PG postion, but needs to add more strength to his frame. Needs to become a better shooter.