2013 NBA Draft: A Look at Marquette Golden Eagles' Vander Blue

By Trevor Lowry
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

If Vander Blue would have returned to the Marquette Golden Eagles for his senior season, the team could have easily been ranked in the top 10 to start the season. Unfortunately, he declared for the 2013 NBA Draft, but let’s take a look at the future pro basketball player anyways.

On the season, Blue averaged 14.8 points per game. Just a season ago, he only put up 8.4 points per game, so you can definitely say that he broke out.

Blue was a great college player (this year), but who knows how he will fair in the pros? He needs work on his shot and he is a little undersized for the shooting guard position. He only shot 30.3 percent from behind the arc on the year, which resulted in 40 made threes.

He is definitely talented enough to get drafted, but who knows if that will happen. Still, if an NBA team is looking for a two-guard that knows how to drive to the basket, Blue is their boy. His offensive game is not complete, but he is definitely talented enough to get better in that department and he could be a pretty good player for the right team.

Blue has the ability to be a serious scoring threat at the next level, but once again, he needs to improve his shot. If Blue can do that, who knows how good he will be at the next level. Just like any college prospect going pro, we can talk about how a player will do at the next level all we want, but no matter how talented or underrated, we will never know how a player will fair until that player actually plays in the pros.


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