Chicago Bulls Draft: Under the radar point guard prospects

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Chicago Bulls, Andrew Nembhard
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Andrew Nembhard, Florida

Last, and one of the longer shots to make it as a pro right away, is Andrew Nembhard out of the University of Florida. The 19-year-old declared the NBA Draft after just one season with the Gators, and surprised some by doing so.

This past season, Nembhard’s line wouldn’t have blown you away. In fact, it is a little lackluster: 8.0 points, 5.4 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals. He shot just 41.4 percent from the field overall, and 34.7 percent from beyond the arc.

It isn’t Nembhard’s scoring that will impress you, however. He possesses a huge size advantage at the point guard position, standing 6-foot-5. To go with his size, he’s a pure floor general — and that’s attractive. Nembhard is a true point guard. He won’t take over a game in terms of scoring, but he’ll put everyone in the best position he can to score the ball.

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Nembhard’s effort on defense is also noticeable, and makes his draft stock that much better. If the Bulls can wait a little while, and allow Nembhard to develop a bit more offensively, he could be a solid option as a future backup.