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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

It's Redick

True Hoop: 2006 Draft Profile: J.J. Redick

True Hoop put together a pretty good post with a lot of links.

Jay Bilas thinks he starts right away. Some of the other ESPN guys are wondering if he ever starts. Last year Magic shooting guards made 40 3 pointers with Dooling hitting 13 and Diener hitting 25. Redick hit 139 college 3 pointers last year in 1336 minutes. If he's any good he should play at least as many minutes for the Magic next season.

Via TrueHoop:
“He’s so damned good, people hate to see him succeed,” says Carter. “Everybody wants to see him miss the big shots. If he starts off slow in a game and misses a couple, those fans really start cheering. They think this is a night where he’s gonna be off. But as he goes on in a game, he usually gets his rythmn. He starts hitting shots, and that’s when they hate him the worst because he comes through in the end and Duke wins another game.”
“He’s such a good shooter you have to change your defensive game plan to deal with him,” says former University of North Carolina coach Matt Doherty, now a scout for the New York Knicks. “That’s unusual, to have to do that for a 6-4 shooting guard. Usually you only do that for a really quick point guard or a big post player. He shoots that pure jump shot, not a set shot. You’re so concerned about his shooting, that you have this tendency to chase him. So he gets you up in the air and draws a foul. He’s such a great foul shooter he just kills you.”

4 Comments:

  • At 1:44 AM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    He went to school for four years, at a winning program, had a big bulls-eye on him all season, and still came out the leading scorer in ACC History. He's poised, knows the game, and is easily the best shooter in this draft. He should be a perfect fit here. He'll extend the defense away from Dwight in the post because defenders will have to respect him. The details are yet to come, but I'm still excited about next season.

     
  • At 4:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Many are excited about next season...

    http://vmsports.blogspot.com/

     
  • At 4:24 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Let's all hope that Redick's back problem is nothing serious, and that he will be able to play this season pain-free. Also, no more DUI's!

    I always admired Redick's amazing shooting skills at Duke, but was never a big fan of his; however, now that he is with the Magic, I am thrilled to death! I predict his jersey number will be very popular with Magic fans!

    Nice job Otis!

     
  • At 4:39 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Nice pick too in the second round, taking James Augustine of Illinois, a Chicago area product.

    I watched a lot of Illini games the last couple years, and he played a big part in their great season in 2005. And this past season, he and Dee Brown were their best players. Augustine is tough, can rebound, and has a nice shooting touch!

    Can it be possible that the Magic have made a second round pick who will actually contribute to the Magic? I think it's a strong possibility!

     

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