Shamorie Ponds plays the game with a scorers mentality. He has a smooth release on his shot and shoots it well, although his percentages don't support this claim. He changes speeds well and keeps the defense guessing off the dribble. He's dangerous in transition, scoring 146 points on 143 possessions (1.02 PPP), Synergy.
Crafty scoring guard with the ability to breakdown defenders and create scoring opportunities using his quickness/speed. He excels in pick and rolls situations. He's exposes defenders who decide to switch or go under screens. If there is no help (weak side help) he'll find a way to penetrate and/or score. He's most dangerous in middle pick and roll situation because of speed and ability to accelerate.
In transition and off the ball he causes a major problem for defenses. Off the ball, in the half court, he manages to get open using a variety of screens which allow him to get just enough space to knockdown jumper shots. He's also effective running the baseline, along with utilizing flex & Iverson cuts. He has a knack for finding perfect angles to be a threat.
He rebounds the ball well from the guard position, tracking down long rebounds which helps trigger the transition offense. He may not be known for his defense, but he has decent hands and plays passing lanes well. He really competes on the defensive end.
If he continues to develop as a point guard, setting up teammates and getting others involved, that'll open up eyes. He still needs to prove he can run an offense and serve as a facilitator. He tends to over dribble often while his teammates are standing around watching. He's a solid shooter, but his selection needs to improve.
Per Min of Production: 0.54
Points Per Possession: 0.92
True Shooting Percentage: 53%
Transferable skills: Perimeter Shooting, Pick and Roll Play
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