Khris Middleton, Junior, Small Forward, Texas A&M
By the end of his freshman campaign at Texas A&M, Khris Middleton was a major contributor. He started 20 of the last 22 contests for the Aggies and the 6-7 small forward ended up averaging 7.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Those numbers are slightly deceiving since Middleton started off pretty slow. He scored at least 14 points in four of the last five contests during the 2009-2010 campaign and that led to higher expectations for his sophomore season.
Middleton did not disappoint as a sophomore, leading the team with 14.4 points per game. He also ranked second on the Aggies with 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals and third with 2.8 assists. Middleton proved doing his sophomore season that he can do a little bit of everything and a lot of scoring.
Perhaps Middleton’s most attractive skill to the NBA is his ability to shoot. For a 6-7 athletic small forward, Middleton has a very nice looking jumper. As a freshman he shot 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and connected on one per contest. The following year he boosted his percentage up to 36.1 and his made shots per game to 1.2. If Middleton can be that dynamic of a scorer and continue to improve his defense, rebounding and passing skills, there is little chance he falls out of the first round of the NBA Draft.
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