Royal Ivey

Drafted #37 in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Hawks
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg)
Position: PG
High School: Blair Academy (New Jersey)
Hometown: New York, NY
College: Texas
Current Team: Texas
Win - Loss: 21 - 13


NBA Scouting Reports, Central Division (Part Two)

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Apr 29, 2008, 01:32 am
Overview: A defensive specialist on the perimeter who has the size, athleticism, and attitude to make a nice impact, without making mistakes. Between positions in terms of height. Has added some weight to his frame and has pretty good strength. Shows tremendous quickness and foot speed in transition and on defense. Brings some things to the table offensively. Has improved significantly on the offensive end since entering the League. Outside shot looks a lot cleaner. Gets some easy baskets around the rim from time to time. Capable of handling the ball. Gets most of his minutes because of his effort level on defense. Never afraid to get on the floor for loose balls. Defensive traits are essentially the same ones that allowed him to be successful at Texas. Passable role player who seems to be gaining confidence.

Offense: A just-decent offensive player who doesn’t do a whole lot of scoring. Gets most of his touches in spot up situations, but is also responsible for quite a bit of ball handling in transition and pick and roll situations. Displays a respectable right handed jumper that he has developed significantly since entering the League. Lacks ideal follow-through and elevation, but has become much more consistent from the outside. Becoming a solid three point shooter and a nice catch and shoot option. Decent shooter off the dribble. Won’t put the ball on the floor all that often when he is looking to score. Likes to drive and dish. Will commit some turnovers, but is a pretty good decision maker. Not a very good finisher at the rim due to his lack of size and explosiveness. Doesn’t shoot a very good percentage from the foul line either.

Defense: A very good defender who doesn’t take a lot of risks. Displays very good fundamentals and great intensity, but lacks the dynamic athleticism to make plays on a regular basis. Can defend the shooting guard spot effectively, but can also guard point guards. Won’t reach. Maintains a low stance and really works hard to stay in front of the ball. Won’t lose his man in rotations. Not a great rebounder. Won’t make many mistakes defensively, which is certainly a plus for him.


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