Draft Scouting 2002
Notre Dame 6'7" 223
SF, PF - SR.
Ryan Humphrey plays
hard. The right-hander was First-Team All Big East as SR. at Notre
Dame. ...He is an explosive, athletic SF that hits the glass relentlessly
and runs well. Has a 37.5" verticle (5th highest among likely draftees).
His end-to-end speed is remarkable. ...Always around the ball with
great instincts and timing. He will rebound way out of his area.
Likes contact. ...Not a great shooter. Has a herky-jerk motion.
... about 17' range. He did step out to hit some threes - but that
is not his game. Plays with remarkable composure. Has an NBA body
similar to Lamond Murray, but jumps like Michael Finley. His active
game is similar to Malik Rose (although not nearly the FT shooter).
Good leaper, almost jumps twice for every other players one. Offensively,
uses the ball fake well. Was a High School Parade All-America in
football, and a McDonald's All-America in basketball. Foul prone.
Humphrey is also unselfish. I like Ryan Humphrey's game. He competes,
and has heart. His wingspan is 7 feet, only a half-inch less than
Jared Jeffries. ...Says, Humphrey... "Teams have been working me
out the last two weeks at the three. I can shoot. That just wasn't
really my role at Notre Dame. I know I have the athleticism and
quickness. The only real question was my outside jumper. . . It's
not the size that matters. It's the heart."
Looking Back to 1999
19th Pick: Jazz - Quincy Lewis
Bob's advice - Evan Eschmeyer
Advantage - BOB
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