Feb 27, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins forward David Wear (12) and Arizona State Sun Devils guard/forward Carrick Felix (0) in the second half at Pauley Paviliion. UCLA won in overtime 79-74. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Carrick Felix: Draft Profile


Carrick Felix (shooting guard/small forward)

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 203 lbs

Wingspan: 6’9.25”

Max Vertical Leap: 38.5”

NBA Comparison:

Andre Iguodala. They are the same height and Iguodala is only four pounds heavier. They both can shoot, but aren’t great at creating their own shot. Of course Iguodala is better,  because he is a veteran and has been playing longer. They both have length and are good (or have great potential) on the defensive end. Both players are also physical specimens and have explosive movements in all directions. They can also make those perimeter shots, if they are set-up and reasonably open.

Strengths:

  • Well-rounded, although raw player
  • Excellent athlete with perfect size and abilities for the SG and possibly SF positions at the pro level
  • Great rebounder, especially for his size and position
  • Solid work ethic

Weaknesses:

  • Free throw percentage
  • Creating own offense/ being a playmaker
  • Needs to work on defensive fundamentals

How he fits with the Suns:

Draft Express has Felix outside of the top sixty players who will get drafted this year. However, at least the Suns worked him out and he seems like a perfect player to take with the 57th pick. He has the high motor and athletic abilities that, after a couple seasons of honing his skills, he could crack the rotation of a decently competitive team. The only real knock on him from a Suns perspective is that he isn’t a playmaker. However, that is negligent because he is almost the last pick in the draft and the Suns will already have their playmaker earlier in the draft. With some polishing, Felix seems like he could be a really good rotation player, which is what teams are looking for this far down in the draft.

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