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Richard Jefferson
School: Arizona Class: Junior
Height: 6'7" Weight: 222
Position: Small Forward Birthdate: 6/21/80
Strengths: Great defender! Great athlete who is very explosive Very good defender
Weaknesses: Not a great shooter Inconsistent offensively Not a great passer and ballhandling needs word
Draft Outlook: Late Lottery to mid-first round pick

Stats (Provided by JazzyJ )
 
                  G  MIN  FG  FGA  3P 3PA  FT FTA  REB  PF AST  TO BLK STL  PTS
98-99 Arizona    28  755 104  210  12  33  97 125  134  68  80  68  11  18  317
99-00 Arizona    21  495  84  167  17  40  45  63   92  53  58  55  24   6  230
00-01 Arizona    35  961 147  307  31  90  72 110  190  98  94 104  28  27  397
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TOTALS           84 2211 335  684  60 163 214 298  416 219 232 227  63  51  944
                  MIN   FG%   3P%   FT%  RPG  APG  TPG  BPG  SPG   PPG
98-99 Arizona    27.0  49.5  36.4  77.6  4.8  2.9  2.4  0.4  0.6  11.3
99-00 Arizona    23.6  50.3  42.5  71.4  4.4  2.8  2.6  1.1  0.3  11.0
00-01 Arizona    27.5  47.9  34.4  65.5  5.4  2.7  3.0  0.8  0.8  11.3
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TOTALS           26.3  49.0  36.8  71.8  5.0  2.8  2.7  0.8  0.6  11.2

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Strengths: Athletic and explosive leaping ability were often put on show in the form of an alley-oop or graceful lay-up .... Has numerous ways that he can score with either by moving without the ball or taking defenders off the dribble .... Excellent on the ball defender locked up Illinois guard Frank Williams and fellow draftee Jason Richardson of Michigan St. in this year's NCAA tournament ... Dynamic in the open court literary flies through the air ... Unlike many other high flyers Jefferson doesn't suffer in a half court offense thanks to his descent mid-range game .... Very quick off the floor making him a capable rebounder ... Moves well without the ball for easy lay-ups or coming off screens for jumps shots ... Has become a pretty good passer although not as good as other small forwards in the country ....

Weakness: Needs to work on the mechanics of his shot because he doesn't always have a consistent follow through ... Still learning how to shoot off the dribble .... Ball handling could use some improvement as he has a tendency to get careless with the ball .... Needs to learn how to play the passing lanes better so he can have easy steals.... Mid-range game while improved still isn't the best ... 3-point shot goes through periods when it's off and on...