Does anyone have some information on Scott Burrell of UConn? What is his size
and can he truly play 2 and 3 in the NBA? I have heard that he has a deadly
outside shot too. Any info would be appreciated.
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I know something about him, but Thomas Hancock said it best, when he opined:
Name: Scott Burrell
School: University of Connecticut
Position: Shooting Guard
Other Possible Spots: Small Forward
Strenths: Athleticism, defense,
has shown ability to improve game in college.
Inconsistency, ball handling (as a guard), can he create his own shot in
the NBA? will he play baseball instead? (my best guess is that he'll play
basketball if he's drafted in the 1st round and can get a good enough
Burrell is one of the best athletes available in this year's draft.
At about 6-6 he played both SF and SG in college depending on team
needs, but projects more as a SG in the pro's. His bread and butter
skill is as a defender. He's been at or near the NCAA lead in steals
throughout his career. His basketball skills improved significantly
throughout his college career. He developed a a jump shot and became a
three point threat. His senior year was something of a disappointment
(2nd team all Big East), as he went through cold spells that he would
try to shoot himself out of. (In general, he's something of a streak
player, for better or worse.) He runs the wing well on transition,
but in the half court he has trouble penetrating. He's a decent
rebounder for his size and in college scored well off the offensive
boards. He's most famous in college for throwing the length of the
court pass to Tate George that allowed UConn to beat Clemson in the
'90 NCAA tournament. He was named to the all-tournament team at the
recent desert classic (?) for senior prospects.
Rob Skrobola || CITI, University of Michigan
"Floop?" suggested the tarpit.
Scott Burell,6'7",218lbs.Scott Burell is an exellent defender with a good
outside shot.His senior year was a disapointment but he played injured for
most of the season.Scouts know he has come a long way and has only recently
decided to play basketball proffesionaly.He has been pitching for the Blue-
Jay's minor league A club for a few years now and did not pitch last season
because of injuries.His athleticism has never been questioned,his shooting
can be streaky but surrounded by good players he will certainly become a
great asset to whatever team he plays on.I have been praying to the bball
gods that the Hornet's don't pick him,it would break my heart to see him
and Alonzo playing on the same team,i'd rather see him go to(gulp)Chicago
or (CHOKE!)Detroit but if the god's answer,he will be wearing a green and
white uniform with some shamrocks on it(no,not fighting for Jerry Cooney).