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Strengths: At nearly 6-4, he has as much size as any point guard prospect in this year's draft. Combine that with his quickness and length and we're talking about one of the more intriguing physical specimens in this draft. With the ball in his hands, he's shown to be capable of doing a capable job at times of running a talented team.
Weaknesses: Shakur has been wildly inconsistent throughout his four years at Arizona. He can be extremely turnover prone at times, and a downright offensive liability in others. Shakur's outside shot is his biggest weakness, as both his mechanics and range need plenty of work if he's to make and stick in the NBA.
Outlook: Shakur was heralded as the top point guard in the country coming out of high school, but failed to live up to expectations at Arizona. He showed flashes of brilliance during his time in Tucson, particularly in this year's NCAA Tournament, but could really use his senior season at Arizona to iron out the many wrinkles he has in his game. He could be drafted somewhere in the second round based on upside, but is just as likely to go undrafted should he stay in.
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Strengths: At nearly 6-4, he has as much size as any point guard prospect in this year's draft. Combine that with his quickness and length, and we're talking about one of the more intriguing physical specimens in this draft. He excels in the transition game, where he can rack up some big assist numbers. He also shows potential as a slasher as well.
Weaknesses: Shakur's outside shot is his biggest weakness. His mechanics and range need plenty of work if he's to make it and stick in the NBA. He often lacks assertiveness and has shown poor decision-making skills. There are major questions about his leadership ability as well as his overall basketball IQ.
Outlook: After a wildly inconsistent college career, Shakur appears to be a second round prospect that could potentially go undrafted.