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HEADER DaJUAN MICHAEL SUMMERS Small/Power Forward Georgetown University Hoyas #3 6:08.0-241 Baltimore, Maryland McDonogh High School
OVERVIEW Experts anticipated a Georgetown front court that featured Summers and freshman sensation Greg Monroe would lead the Hoyas to the Final Four before last season. Summers was regarded as a certain lottery pick, and the small forward certainly lived up to that billing during the first half of the 2008-09 campaign. He recorded double figures in scoring in each of his first 18 games, but the team collapsed thereafter, as the Hoyas' junior standout managed just seven double-figure scoring efforts in the final 13 contests.
Summers averaged 15.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 personal fouls and 2.3 turnovers per game, shot 50 percent from the field and made 72.2 percent of his attempts from the foul line in his first 18 games. In his final 13 contests, he saw his lottery dreams dashed, as he averaged 11.6 points, 3.77 rebounds, 2.7 personal fouls and 3.0 turnovers per game, as he made 67.9 percent of his field goals and shot 67.9 percent from the foul line.
At McDonogh High School, Summers was a two-time Baltimore Sun Baltimore County Player of the Year (junior and senior) selection. He was also named the 2006 Gatorade Boys Basketball Maryland Player of the Year. He scored 1,502 points in his career and as a senior, he averaged 29.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.0 blocks, leading McDonogh High to a 19-6 overall record. That season, he recorded career highs of 39 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists.
As a junior, he averaged 20.4 points and 11.6 rebounds, helping the team to a 23-6 record. Summers was chosen to play in the 2006 Jordan All-American Game. He was also named a finalist for the 2006 USA Men's U-18 National Team.
As a true freshman at Georgetown, Summers started 34 of 37 games in the front court, seeing action at small and power forward. He averaged 9.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 2006-07. He made 34.2 percent of his field-goal attempts and 76.4 percent of his free throws, blocking a career-high 24 shots to go with 30 steals.
In 2007-08, Summers was a second-team All-District IV pick by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He started all 33 games, recording double figures for scoring in 20 contests. He averaged 5.4 boards and 11.1 points per game, hitting on 51 of 149 treys (34.2 percent) and a total of 123 field goals on 287 tries. He dished out 50 assists and had 34 steals while turning the ball over 67 times.
While his scoring averaged increased to 13.1 points per game in 2008-09, Summers' other statistics were on the down side. He averaged just 4.1 rebounds per game, recording only 39 assists with 21 blocks and 35 steals in 31 games. His turnovers increased to 81 for the campaign and he was charged with 81 personal fouls.
After the season, Summers declared for the 2009 NBA Draft, losing his final year of eligibility after signing with an agent. Head coach John Thompson III said, "We wish DaJuan all the best in his future endeavors, wherever they may take him. He informed me that he is closing the book on his college career and focusing fully on the opportunity to play professionally."
2008-09 SEASON Summers started all 31 games, playing mostly as a small forward...Led the team in scoring with 423 points (13.6 avg), as he grabbed 128 rebounds (4.1 rpg)...Shot .474 from the field (137 of 289), .385 from three-point range (52 of 135) and .713 from the line (97 of 136)...Credited with a career-low 39 assists, as he blocked 21 shots, had 35 steals and 81 turnovers...Scored in double figures 25 times, including his first 8 games, but reached that total just seven times in his last 13 contests...Totaled 20-plus points in five games...Named Big East Conference Player of the Week once (12/15).
2007-08 SEASON Second-team All-District IV pick by the National Association of Basketball Coaches...Chosen Big East Conference Player of the Week once (12/07)...Started all 33 games, hitting on 123 of 287 field goals (42.9 percent), 51 of 149 three-pointers (34.2 percent) and 70 of 99 free throws (70.7 percent) for 367 points (11.1 ppg)...Averaged 5.4 rebounds per game (178 total), as he was also credited with 19 blocked shots, 67 turnovers, 34 steals and a career-high 50 assists...Reached double figures for scoring 20 times and double-digit rebounds twice.
2006-07 SEASON All-Big East Conference Rookie Team and All-Tournament selection...Started 34 of 37 games as a true freshman, scoring 339 points (9.2 ppg) on 108 of 262 field goals (41.2 percent), 42 of 127 three-pointers (33.1 percent) and 81 of 106 free throws (76.4 percent)...Had 40 assists and 138 rebounds (3.7 rpg), as he blocked 24 shots and added 30 steals to go with 77 turnovers.
CAREER NOTES Summers started 98 of 101 games at Georgetown, as his 1,129 points scored tied Mike Laughna (1969-72) for 29th on the school's career record scoring list...His average of 11.2 points per game rank 28th in Georgetown annals...Ranks 40th in school history with 444 rebounds (4.4 rpg)...Made 368 of 838 field goals (43.9 percent), 145 of 411 three-pointers (35.3 percent) and 248 of 341 free throws (72.7 percent)...Totaled 129 assists (1.3 apg), 64 blocked shots (0.6 bpg) and 99 steals (1.0 spg), as he was charged with 225 turnovers.
HIGH SCHOOL Attended McDonogh (Baltimore, Md.) High School...Two-time Baltimore Sun Baltimore County Player of the Year (junior and senior) selection...Named the 2006 Gatorade Boys Basketball Maryland Player of the Year...Scored 1,502 points in his career and as a senior, he averaged 29.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.0 blocks, leading McDonogh High to a 19-6 overall record...That season, he recorded career highs of 39 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists...As a junior, he averaged 20.4 points and 11.6 rebounds, helping the team to a 23-6 record.
INJURY REPORT No injuries reported.
OTHER TOURNAMENTS/TEAMS SUMMER: Chosen to play in the 2006 Jordan All-American Game...Also named a finalist for the 2006 USA Men's U-18 National Team.
PERSONAL English major...Son of Twana and Reginald Summers...Born DaJuan Michael Summers 1/24/88 in Baltimore, Maryland.
SCOUTING REPORT Positives: Athletically, Summers' strength, wingspan and size are more likely to create good mismatches vs. small forwards at the NBA level, but he needs to improve his lateral quickness in order to be an adequate defender at that position...He did create mismatches At the college level playing power forward, but lacks the rebounding skills and inside shooting skills to play there in the pro ranks...Quick off his feet and uses his reach and elevation effectively to contest shots...Has valid three-point range and a good jump shot, but is a bit predicable, as he prefers to utilize his outside game rather than draw contact by driving to the rim...Uses his wingspan well in pick-and-pop situations and is a solid floor spacer, as he shows no wasted motion to go with a very quick release and stroke stepping back to hoist up his jumper from mid-range...Has to do a better job of elevating when using his jumper, but his release quickness allows him to compensate...Better suited to play on the wing, as he uses his strength well to challenge smaller forwards, especially when taking advantage working in the low post...Needs to do a better job of taking on contact when driving to the basket, but is much more physical using his power and length to clear out space when going up for the rebound or put-backs...Adequate passer who did show a better team work ethic as a junior (in the past, he was concerned about only creating his own shot, but in 2008-09 he kicked the ball out more often. He tried to keep his teammates in the scoring rhythm early, becoming a better shot selector with his improved decision making)...Uses his body well to box out the opponent and has good reach-around skills trying to get to the ball on steals when working in the passing lane...Has the ability to consistently connect shooting beyond the arc (38.5 percent three-point shooter as a junior), as he gets a lot of open looks from the team's guards who excelled in ball movement...Has good court speed to finish in transition and uses a nice array of fakes and hesitation moves to clear the driving lanes...Lacks lateral agility, but does a decent job of executing straight-line drives to the rim when he puts the ball on the floor for a dribble or two (highly susceptible to the turnover when he dribbles too long, though).
Negatives: Lacks the lateral agility you look for in a small forward and has yet to develop the courage needed to play a physical inside game vs. bigger power forwards...Has poor ball-handling skills, resulting in his poor assist/turnover ratio (129 assists/225 turnovers in 101 games)...With the strength, wingspan and size he possesses, a player with his fine athleticism should not be relying so much on an outside shot as he does (takes too many jump shots and is inconsistent drawing contact, as he is also a marginal shooter at the line)...Needs to have the ball in his hands, or he tends to lose focus, going through the motions for long stretches (failed to reach double figures in 6 of his last 13 games)...Decent rebounder off the defensive boards, but lacks the great elevation to deliver an emphatic dunk on put-backs off the offensive glass)...Willing perimeter defender, but has to out-muscle the shooter, as he lacks lateral mobility, resulting in slashers having great success flipping past him on the way to the rim...Marginal shooter when a defender gets a hand in his face and needs to have space to get off his shot, as he has a quick release but poor elevation on his jumpers (made just 25.9 percent of his shots when guarded and 45.6 percent when given room to operate)...Not capable of creating his own shot and his loose ball handling skills will see a defender have good success in steal situations when he puts the ball on the floor (seems very reluctant to drive off the dribble).
Compares To: WILSON CHANDLER, New York -- Like Chandler, Summers seems to be stuck between the three- and four-position. He has an NBA-ready body to play small forward, but is a defensive liability due to poor lateral skills. He would be an effective power forward, but struggles to make his shot with a defender in his face and takes too many long-range shots, which can be blocked often at the next level, as he shows poor elevation executing his jumper. Considering he has regressed each year since a once-promising freshman season, Summers could slide out of the first round, unless he greatly impresses teams in pre-draft workouts.