Scott Burrell?

Scott Burrell?

Post by al.. » Wed, 30 Jun 1993 16:35:06


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.

Alan

 
 
 

Scott Burrell?

Post by Tom Hanco » Thu, 01 Jul 1993 00:05:07

Quote:

>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.

I believe Burrell is 6'6", and yes he should be able to play both 2 + 3 (with
a preference towards 2, I'd think). After his sophmore year at UConn he
suddenly developed an outside shot and became a three-point threat in
college, though as far as I've seen he's yet to demonstrate NBA  3pt range.
Certainly "deadly" is an overstatement, as Burrell was more of a streak
player last season (to UConn's detriment). His biggest plus is athleticism,
and he plays very good defense. NBA GM's are probably intrigued by the
way he's improved his game during his college career, and I'd say he has
as good a potential upside as anyone below the top 6-7 picks. On the down side,
he doesn't now have a very developed offensive game, not having shown much
ability to either post up or penetrate. One also wonders why he didn't lead
UConn to better things than he did last season (though the same could have
been, and probably was, said about Cliff Robinson). Back on the plus side
(for the middle of the first round), I'd say he's now at least as good as
Richard Dumas in everything (despite giving up a couple inches?) and
is significantly better on defense.

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Scott Burrell?

Post by Rob Skrobo » Thu, 01 Jul 1993 00:10:52

|> 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.

I know something about him, but Thomas Hancock said it best, when he opined:

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Name: Scott Burrell  
School: University of Connecticut
Height: 6-7
Position: Shooting Guard
Other Possible Spots: Small Forward
Strenths: Athleticism, defense,
          has shown ability to improve game in college.
Weaknesses:
  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
  contract.)
Poop:

  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.


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Scott Burrell?

Post by kel.. » Fri, 02 Jul 1993 00:55:07

    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).

                                                   B.C.Kelly