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hh-logo-DRAFTFor the fifth HawksHoop draft profile, we take a look at Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker, who generated a lot of buzz with his play and shooting in the NCAA tournament.

Bio:

Small Forward, 6’9, 219 lbs. Junior, University of Wisconsin, 21 years old

2014-15 college stats:

31 minutes, 13.9 points, 52.5 FG%, 33.1 3P%, 70.8 FT%, 1.2 assists, 5.5 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocks, 25.5 PER.

Strengths:

Sam Dekker, the small forward out of Wisconsin, has been projected to go anywhere from 12-20. The Hawks, however, are one of his likely landing destinations. The 6’-9 forward can bring a lot of versatility to whichever team picks him on June 25. His size allows him the ability to play both the small forward and power forward positions, especially given the way the NBA has gone towards smaller lineups, as showcased in these NBA Finals. Dekker has the height, athleticism, and post game to play power forward in the NBA; however, he should add some more muscle to his 220 pound frame. He shot about 64% on 2-pointers, which is only two percent lower than Jahlil Okafor, who many say was the best offensive big man in the country. Continue Reading…