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#24
Paul George
Team: Fresno State BulldogsHeight: 6-8 Born: 5/2/1990
Class-Eligibility: So-SoWeight: 210 Birthplace: Palmdale, CA


Scouting Report

Entering the draft after two seasons at Fresno State, George is an athletic small forward who could find his way into the bottom of the first round because of his size and shooting ability. He was a second-team all-Western Athletic Conference selection after leading the Bulldogs in scoring (16.8 points per game), rebounding (7.2) and steals (2.2). He improved his free throw percentage from just under 70 percent as a freshman to nearly 91 percent as a sophomore in the same number of attempts (132). George's 3-point accuracy dipped from 44.7 percent to 35.3 percent last season, partly due to being the focal point of opposing defenses. His biggest strengths are NBA-caliber range on the perimeter and the ability to run the floor in transition. George, though, must prove capable of beating a defender off the dribble and getting to the basket in order to create spacing to get his shot off. Additionally, he must show more patience with the ball. George is an underrated passer for a small forward and must use that skill more than settling for his jump shot if the play is not there. His impatience also leads to a lack of focus, something expected from a player who is barely 20 years old. Defensively, George relies heavily on his athleticism, so the team that drafts him is going to have to improve his mental preparation for the game as much as refining all the tools he physically brings.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2008-09 Fres 34 34 34.6 14.3 6.2 1.9 1.7 1.0 2.3 2.7 .470 .447 .697
2009-10 Fres 29 29 33.2 16.8 7.2 3.0 2.2 0.8 3.2 2.9 .424 .353 .909
Career 63 63 33.9 15.5 6.7 2.4 2.0 0.9 2.7 2.8 .447 .396 .803

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
2008-09 Fres 34 34 1176 166 353 63 141 92 132 63 212 63 59 34 79 92 487
2009-10 Fres 29 29 962 154 363 59 167 120 132 55 210 88 64 24 94 84 487
Career 63 63 2138 320 716 122 308 212 264 118 422 151 123 58 173 176 974

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/13 SaFrSt W 65-59 33 4 12 1 4 10 10 1 8 2 4 0 5 3 19
11/17 @NoAri W 65-59 34 4 12 1 6 6 8 2 10 5 4 1 5 4 15
11/19 @Seattl L 84-85 33 8 13 2 4 6 6 4 10 0 1 0 6 5 24
11/23 SDSU L 58-62 40 5 11 0 2 2 2 2 4 5 2 0 6 2 12
11/28 @SantaC L 67-74 32 6 12 3 4 4 4 2 9 2 0 1 4 5 19
12/1 Pac L 58-70 34 5 12 3 6 2 4 2 9 1 2 0 1 3 15
12/6 SD W 69-37 28 4 10 1 6 0 0 1 9 3 4 1 0 3 9
12/8 @Pepper W 80-72 33 8 16 6 10 7 7 3 5 5 2 2 1 3 29
12/12 BYU L 67-72 33 4 10 1 3 5 5 3 7 5 6 0 5 5 14
12/17 CalDav W 68-57 35 6 10 2 5 0 0 3 9 5 6 1 8 4 14
12/19 NDakSt W 68-54 29 5 11 3 7 0 0 0 8 2 1 3 3 3 13
12/21 @Mont L 56-59 39 9 17 6 10 4 4 3 10 1 3 0 1 2 28
12/23 @OreSt L 65-73 34 7 12 1 5 0 0 2 9 5 1 1 3 4 15
12/28 ColoSt W 73-50 31 2 6 1 4 3 4 1 5 4 3 0 5 2 8
1/2 Boise W 71-68 37 5 11 0 3 11 12 0 3 2 1 1 0 2 21
1/9 Hawaii W 78-64 33 7 12 3 5 4 4 2 9 6 4 1 1 2 21
1/11 SJSU W 80-70 36 12 19 5 12 0 0 0 7 2 3 1 3 4 29
1/14 @LaTech L 73-81 37 6 16 1 6 5 8 3 6 2 2 2 5 4 18
1/16 @NMSt L 77-86 34 4 15 2 7 4 5 2 9 6 1 0 6 4 14
1/21 UtahSt L 43-69 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
2/11 NMSt W 83-64 36 8 19 5 13 9 9 1 7 3 1 0 2 2 30
2/13 Idaho L 59-68 37 4 14 2 9 2 2 2 5 4 0 2 2 3 12
2/17 @Nevada L 70-74 39 5 17 1 5 15 17 4 9 2 0 0 2 3 26
2/20 UC-SB L 60-64 27 4 10 2 5 3 3 3 7 0 3 1 2 4 13
2/23 CS-Bk W 79-68 32 5 11 2 4 4 4 2 6 7 2 0 1 1 16
2/27 @SJSU L 45-72 27 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 1 0 2 3 0 0
3/1 @UtahSt L 39-76 38 4 13 1 6 3 3 1 7 1 1 2 5 1 12
3/4 LaTech W 66-59 36 4 14 2 7 6 6 0 7 5 3 1 3 1 16
3/11 @LaTech L 66-74 38 8 21 1 5 5 5 6 11 2 3 0 6 5 22
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