View Full Version : Gonzaga a NBA draft deadline winner

06-17-2008, 12:20 PM

Gonzaga. Point guard Jeremy Pargo made significant progress as a playmaker during his junior season, but making the NBA will require still more improvement in that department. Or, he'll have to start making shots. It's going to be hard to play for a long period in the league at his size (6-2, 219) unless he shows an amazing flair for running a team and defending the ball or if he becomes a more consistent jump shooter.

06-17-2008, 06:17 PM
His best hope will be running a team

06-17-2008, 10:18 PM

Jeremy's size for an NBA pg is good (If he is indeed 6'2", say, in shoes). He'd be the same size or bigger than Chris Paul, Jameer Nelson, Andre Miller, Mike Bibby, Rajon Rondo, Tony Parker, etc.

He definitely could use an extra year of running the offense. If he gets the turnovers down- Man. The guy can be as good as he wants to be.

06-18-2008, 10:36 AM
Jeremy needs to shoot 1,000 jumpers a day, and maybe even 1,000 free throws per day as well. Pargo is never going to be the shooter than Raivio was at Gonzaga, but he needs to hit enough outside shots to keep defenses honest, and he needs to get that FT percentage up to 75% or better to take advantage of how many times he gets fouled.

06-18-2008, 12:45 PM
Rondo would definitely be one for Pargo to emulate or at least study. I didn't think that guy would be an impact PG but last night showed that when a PG plays hard, while staying under control, he can really impact a game even if he's not a shooter. Pargo's got to stop over-dribbling and over-penetrating, pick his spots and find guys in their spots. He's not the only Zag who tends to get too far into the paint but as the leader of the offense he needs to be a better facilitator. He's made great strides and can obviously make more.