#24 Eric Bledsoe | G

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 190

Position: Point Guard

Team: Kentucky

Class: Freshman

Right handed...Although Eric Bledsoe has taken a backseat to Kentucky teammate John Wall in the media, he has held his own on the court. He stands at 6'1", with a solid 195-pound frame, but he possesses a giant 6'6" wingspan. Few college players in today's game can match his quickness and athleticism… He is a pass-first point guard, but can blow by opponents and get into the lane for a bucket, seemingly at will… His game is sparked by great hustle, a good motor and superior toughness… Offensively, Bledsoe is a much better shooter than his backcourt partner John Wall. He can hit the open jumper and is shooting an impressive 47% from 3-point range… On defense, Bledsoe can be a nightmare for opposing guards. He uses his excellent quickness and length to harass offensive players all over the court.

There are few knocks on the 20-year old's actual basketball game. Some scouts want to see Bledsoe take the reins of Kentucky all by himself next year and lead the team without John Wall. He is playing off the ball in his freshman campaign and some want to see him run the team from start to finish next year… He is a bit turnover prone for playing off of the guard, but most of his turnovers come in transition, trying to force plays that weren't there. At times, he just needs to slow down and run the half-court offense. Cutting down on those turnovers could result in increased production from the freshman…

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