Name: Michael Snaer
Age: 22 (will be 23 by draft)
Position: Shooting Guard
School/Country: Florida State
Latest Stats: 14.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.0 spg
Michael Snaer was a McDonald’s All-American coming out of high school and now after four years at Florida State, he will get his chance to hear his name called within the 2013 NBA Draft. Snaer will turn 23 the week before the draft commences on that final Thursday in June, but he brings a sense of flare and veteran leadership that’s not comparable with other rookies.
Snaer averaged 14.8 points and 4.5 rebounds as a senior this past season and he has showcased the ability to hit big shots throughout his career. Snaer has decent size at 6-foot-5 and has always been known as a lock down defender. Snaer is a solid shooter, but he can also penetrate and get to the rim, if necessary. Snaer has the talent level and should hear his name called around the mid-to-late portion of the second round.
Strengths: Snaer’s best attribute is his defensive ability. He is usually matched up with an opponent’s top offensive threat on the perimeter and he can terrorize his assignments with his strength and athleticism. On the offensive end, Snaer has a variety of tools that he can use at his disposal. Snaer can get to the free throw and step out and shoot the three-ball. He’s clutch and has a proven ability to knock down big shots.
Weaknesses: Snaer is talented, but he never really showcased that superstar potential that he once had coming out of high school. He needs to become a better passer and work on limiting turnovers, averaging over two per game in each of his four seasons at Florida State. Snaer is going to need to prove his worth on both ends of the floor if he hopes to make a roster spot prior to next season.
Draft Projection: Mid-to-Late Second Round
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