Hometown: Lancaster, CA

Height: 6'7"

Weight: 185

Position: Small Forward

Team: Fresno State

Class: Sophomore

#24 Paul George  | F

Right-handed… George is a long, athletic wing, standing at 6'7" with excellent leaping abilities. He made a name for himself last year, as a freshman, by dunking everything around the rim and on anyone that was around him… He is a prototypical Small Forward prospect, but currently plays both the 3- and the 4- for Fresno State. He is a natural scorer, who sets up his slashing game with his outside shooting. He is a tremendous outside shooter, whose numbers are a bit down this season, but he also offers great range. His length and range make it difficult to cover him, as a defender, you almost dare him to shoot from that far out, but George is a player who can hit those deep shots. His athleticism aid him in finishing around the rim with a emphatic dunk… He draws contact when he gets into the lane and is currently converting at a very high rate from the stripe… Quick first step… Very good rebounder. Goes up strong and grabs the ball at its highest point…

George doesn't have a great frame- his narrow shoulders make scouts wonder how much weight he can put onto his thin frame… He is more of a set-shooter, who works well off of the catch. His percentages decline significantly as he is forced to shoot off the dribble. He just does not look as comfortable pulling the ball off of the dribble. This can be attributed to his poor handle. He is very limited with the ball, so he has difficulty creating shots for himself. His ball moves don't shake the defenders or create much space, and he can't consistently change directions with the ball in his hands. All of these examples on why George is so turnover prone. Coaches and players have realized that when George has the ball, pressure will most likely make him pass the ball or put the ball on the deck; either way, he is much less effective without the ball…

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