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Quincy Pondexter Becoming 'Go-To Scoring Option' For Hornets In Summer League

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Quincy Pondexter is starting to turn heads at the NBA Vegas Summer League. SBN’s New Orleans Hornets blog At the Hive is obviously excited.

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Quincy Pondexter was the Hornets’ go-to scoring option, finishing with 26 points on 7-15 shooting. He consistently found ways to get into the lane, easily driving past his defender. He played a variety of roles on offense, playing a point forward position at times, and playing a more traditional small forward role at others. Since he so consistently beat his defender to get to the hoop, he was getting lots of foul calls – he was 12 for 15 on free throws. Defensively, he was consistently active, playing physically and fighting through screens. He picked up 7 fouls, although many of them were committed since he was the only player back in transition defense.

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Perhaps the thing to be most impressed by is Pondexter’s ability to get to the basket so well at the pro level. Based on that account and watching him, right now the questions about whether Pondexter can adjust to pro competition are being answered in the affirmative.

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From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Quincy-Pondexter-1122/#ixzz0tzg0ganR
http://www.draftexpress.com

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Looking to the NBA, there are some concerns about how Pondexter might need to re-adjust to playing more off the ball, creating less of his own offense, and getting stronger and more reliable as a spot-up shooter, but he brings a variety of tools to the table and plays well on both ends of the floor, and should have little trouble finding a role. The learning curve and maturation he’s shown in his four years at Washington is also extremely encouraging, especially seeing how he just turned 22 years old this week. Pondexter should be firmly in first round discussions come draft time, and could even move up further if a team falls in love with him.

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