2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Mike Rosario, Shooting Guard, Florida

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Name: Mike Rosario

Age: 22

Height: 6-foot-3

Position: Shooting Guard

School/Country: Florida

Latest Stats: 12.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.0 apg

 

Mike Rosario was a McDonald’s All-American coming out of high school in 2008, committing to Rutgers and producing right off the bat. After two seasons in which Rosario averaged over 16 points per game, the 6-foot-3 shooting guard opted to transfer — he landed at Florida. Rosario sat out the entire 2010-11 season per NCAA rules and then became more of a role player as both a junior and a senior at Florida. He averaged 12.6 points this past season, his most since his last year at Rutgers back in 2009-10.

Rosario is undersized for the NBA and although he had a decent collegiate career, his best two years came at Rutgers a while back now. Rosario is a shooter and a scorer on the offensive end, but at this point he’s not a likely draft candidate. Don’t expect to hear Rosario’s name this upcoming June.

 

Strengths: Rosario can score the basketball, he’s always had that ability. He can knock down the three ball and can put the ball on the deck and get to the rim. Rosario has decent athleticism and was once a highly-regarded prospect.

 

Weaknesses: Rosario is undersized for the NBA shooting guard position and despite carrying the label as a scorer, he’s never really been the most efficient shooter. Rosario is not an aggressive rebounder and he could struggle against larger, more athletic guards at the professional level.

 

Draft Projection: Undrafted

 

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