Rudy Gay: A Closer Look

Rudy Gay is a very athletic player who appears to be a true combo-forward. He's strong enough to play inside, but athletic and quick enough to be a wing. At the Nike Camp he established himself as one of the top players in the nation.

6-8, 215 Archbishop Spalding HS Severn, MD Maryland, Villanova, Syracuse, Arizona, St. John's, Virginia, Indiana

What's not to like? He's a true inside/outside threat. He has great tenacity and knows how to score. His jumper is solid and he can get to the rack. He's long and strong and uses his long arms and body to his advantage.

He's similar in many ways to Carmello Anthony. He's big and skilled and is a match-up nightmare. He can put it on the floor, yet he can go bang down low. We saw him go against big Ra'Sean Dickey and he more than held his own.

He's great on the baseline. He has both a fadeaway and a turn around. He has so many weapons and knows when to use them. He posts smaller players and makes bigger guys run around with him.

Not much not too like. Scouts are torn on whether he's a three, a four or both. He claims that both are fine, but he probably wants to be a small forward in the pros, so he could be looking for a school that wants him at the wing.

He's so talented that a team won't have him for long and may need to sweat out the draft before he ever enrolls.

"We've got him in the Top 25 but he's likely going to be a kid who rises even higher after the summer. He runs, jumps, shoots mid-range Js and looks the part."
--Dave Telep

Carmello Anthony, Marvin Williams. ARIZONA'S CHANCES:
Fair. He likes Arizona, but has confessed to liking the East Coast. The Cats can possibly pursuade him to come out west, but it may take too much time and effort.

Our best guess:
Maryland, Syracuse or the NBA.

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