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Strengths: Pruitt led his USC Trojan team to an outstanding tournament run this past season, showing the ability to play point guard in the process. His height and athleticism are the two most intriguing assets that he brings to the table. He has NBA 3-point range on his jumper, and has shown that he can shoot both on the move and from a standstill position. His court vision and ability to run a team have improved dramatically over his time at USC.
Weaknesses: Gabe can be too flashy at times, making it difficult for him to consistently control the tempo of the game. Everything he does seems to be at 100 miles per hour, leading him to struggle a bit in the half-court set. His shot selection surely needs to be improved. He frequently jacked up contested 3-pointers at inopportune times last season.
Outlook: Pruitt hired an agent, so he is in the draft for good. He essentially had no choice but to enter the draft because USC has the nation's top high school prospect in 6'5 O.J. Mayo coming in next year. Pruitt should see himself drafted in the mid second round, although there have been some rumors of a possible promise in the late first round.
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