Scout: Rob Clough
|Strengths: Shooting, upper-body strength
Defense, foot-speed, inability to get his own shot, ballhandling
Scouting report: In a lot of ways, Trajan Langdon reminds me a lot of another ACC
player from the past: Rodney "Cool Whip" Monroe of NC State. Monroe was an
incredible scorer who was POY in the ACC in '91 who proved to be a huge flop in the NBA.
Why? Because he was a short guard who got most of his shots working off screens. In
today's NBA, however, there's room for specialists since so many teams use spot-up
shooters to punish double-teams. Langdon is such a solid, pure shooter that he may have a
chance in the league because of it. As a bonus, he is an OK penetrator who is strong
enough to draw fouls (where he is flawless) and a good passer.
But he is very, very slow for a guard and a poor ballhandler. While a smart defender,
he frequently has trouble keeping opponents in front of him. In the NBA, this will only
get worse. His 6-4 frame makes him a tweener. Some say he will have to play point guard to
survive, but I think he's strong enough to play at the 2. Regardless, he will have trouble
defending either position.
Initially thought a solid first-round pick, Langdon has dropped into the second round
and might drop out of the draft altogether after not being able to play in some of the
pre-draft camps. He will need to show well in Chicago to have a chance of going in the
Scout: Phil Nation
|Better known as the "Alaskan
Assassin", Trajan Langdon was one of college basketball's best shooters during his
Langdon's strengths are largely in his intangibles and his shooting. He is a
deadly spot-up shooter, and he always plays as hard as anyone. He was an important leader
for Duke, wanting the ball with the game on the line and being an intelligent p layer. He
is also very fundamentally sound; he is especially good at coming off picks to get open
shots. He handles the ball well enough to play the point in a pinch, and his defense is
decent, though he could have trouble because he is not very quick. He is also the man you
want handling the ball late in a close game, as he is a great free-throw shooter.
Langdon is not good at creating his own shot or shooting off the dribble. He also does
not make many athletic plays, and he is small for a shooting guard.
Langdon should be an early second round pick, and he could be a good reserve for
Scout: David Edelman [email@example.com]
|Does 2 things really, really well; hit the
open jumper, and defend his man. At 6'3" he has to play point, however, and that's a
problem, as his ball-handling skills aren't close to good enough for that. Furthermore, he
doesn't create his own shot well enough to really score a lot in the NBA.
A couple of
teams (Houston, Chicago when they had Jordan) don't ask their point guard to do anything
more than hit the open 3 and guard a man, and Langdon could maybe even start for a team
like that. Otherwise he's a third guard, or maybe a team physician (Langdon is a pre-med
Scout: alfred benson
|Purest shooter in college game today
handsdown - Reggie Miller off the ball moves to get open has a decent first step for a
open look at a jumper- solid off the ball defender.top 10 free throw shooter in college or
n.b.a - Price, Kerr, Hodges, Paxson you get the idea. solid 8-10 year carrer before he
becomes a coach. i am kind of biased i played against him in high school and had to gaurd
him on many of occasions. I feel he will be in the top 20 pick in draft.Hes mature 4 year
stater at duke with a very high basketball I.Q