Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Position: Point Guard
Right-handed... Vasquez is a lengthy combo guard with true play-making abilities. He has an excellent feel for the game and always wants the ball in his hands. He is the emotional leader of the Terps and in fact, has many of the intangibles that NBA teams are looking for in a player- good motor, good hustle, ultra-competitive... At the next level, Vasquez could impact the game with his versatility, playing both guard spots, including some point guard. He runs well and handles the ball well in transition. He is very agile, especially going through traffic down the lane. He has excellent court vision and sets teammates up often. He runs the pick and roll, penetrates and kick well, but at the next level? He will struggle... He has outstanding size for a point at 6'6", but an average wingspan of 6'7"... Vasquez is playing some of the best basketball of his career, especially in shooting the ball. He shot a career-best 36% from behind the arc this season. He has pretty decent range with a quick release...
Vasquez entered the 2009 NBA Draft and went through the NBA Combine last June, confirming teams' fears that he would test just as un-athletically as he looked on the court. His lateral quickness and explosiveness were amongst the worst in camp, as was his one rep bench press. He struggles athletically at the college level, so translating his athleticism to the NBA level would lead to an underwhelming impression amongst scouts... Although Vasquez has unique playmaking ability, he still turns the ball over at a high rate. Over the next months, he must convince scouts that he is an effective distributor who cuts down on his mistakes.... While Vasquez is shooting a career-best from behind the arc, his shot still leaves a lot to be desired. He has an unorthodox release, and really struggles with a defender up on him. Even more so, he has really struggled from the mid-range this season. His lack of explosiveness and elevation on his jump shot makes his shot likely to get blocked or altered at the next level, while he shot a very mediocre 44% from the field this season... Defensively, Vasquez's lack of lateral quickness and explosiveness really limit his ability. He will find it extremely difficult to stay in front of guards at the next level. He also lacks the strength to deal with some 2-guards... Vasquez is one of the most visibly emotional players in the country. Some scouts love that about him, while others mark it down as a negative. Some feel that he could be a detrimental influence in the locker room...