Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Villanova's Scottie Reynolds was not selected in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Last season, Scottie Reynolds was an AP All-American. He averaged 18.5 points and 3.3 assists per game. He led his Villanova Wildcats to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and the team was ranked in the top 10 all season long.

But the 6-foot-2 guard did not hear his name called on draft night. He is the first All-American not drafted since the NBA and ABA merged in 1976. Reynolds will get his chance with the Phoenix Suns summer league team but the question remains: Why?

In pre-draft camps Reynolds was quickly labeled as too small and too slow. He does not have the length and speed expected from NBA prospects. Plus, as a senior, his upside is limited.

However, a team should have taken a chance on a guy who has shown a tremendous ability to score the basketball throughout his college career. Now, he will go into summer league as an underdog, a role he has embraced in the past. He may not make an impact right away but look for Reynolds to become a solid NBA player. He could excel in a Jordan Farmar type of backup role as a sparkplug off the bench.

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