2013 NBA Draft: Atlanta Hawks Select Dennis Schroeder With No.17 Pick

With the 17th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks select Dennis Schroeder.


Age: 19

Height: 6-foot-2

Position: Point Guard

School/Country: Germany

About the Prospect: The need for quality point guards is always at the forefront for numerous organizations. Whether you are looking for the next star and floor general or just looking for added stability, top notch play makers can be sometimes hard to come by. Dennis Schroeder features lightning quick speed and he’s young and improving. The upside on Schroeder’s potential has even warranted some comparisons to Rajon Rondo. He’s going to need some time, but there’s no doubt he’s an NBA ready play maker in the back court.

About His Impact on Team: Schroeder is going to fit perfectly with the Hawks in 2013. This is a player who has been playing with men for the last few years in Germany. Passing up the college game, the point-guard is someone who Al Hortford is going to love playing with. A hard-nosed facilitator, Schroeder has the skills to become the next Rajon Rondo, but needs to prove that his poor ball-handling skills aren’t going to be taken advantage of at the next level. The Hawks’ faithful should rejoice in this pick as they are in desperate need of a face-lift at the point-guard position as Marcus Teague just isn’t cutting it any longer. With that being said, Atlanta could easily bring Teague back and have a two-headed monster at the position.


To learn more about Dennis Schroeder, check out his prospect profile by clicking HERE.