Shammond showed tremendous improvement over his 4 years
at UNC, entering as an unheralded freshman from a prep school to become an extremely
underrated All-ACC performer as a Senior.
incredible range, and is prone to hot streaks, but I would not consider him streaky.
During the few games this year that he was truly off (Maryland, Utah) it was simply a case
of the opposition having his number. It did not happen often, but when he had an off game,
UNC lost. It really did not matter what Jamison or Carter did. Shammond was his team's
As for the NBA, I think he would be best used as a 3rd guard for
a team with two solid backcourt starters. A "Microwave" type that could play
both guard spots, but mainly bring a team offense and outside shooting off the bench in
limited minutes. His defense is merely average, but he is a decent enough ballhandler to
run the point for short stretches. He did play alot of PG and average as much as 6apg this
season before Guthridge decided to play him mainly at SG. Although he is PG sized, that is
not the best position for him now, although I know that the team who drafts him will try
to groom him as so. He is NOT Randolph Childress, who was chronically injured his whole
career at Wake, and simply could not stay healthy long enough to become a contributor in
the NBA. Shammond is a hard worker, solid citizen, and should enjoy a long NBA career if
he gets drafted by a team that knows how to use him. I see him as being an idea 3rd guard
for a team like Portland or San Antonio.