Chicago toughness. Love of the game. Defensive prowess. Floor leadership. Duke guard Sean Dockery took those traits with him on the floor every night he put on the Duke uniform. Devils Illustrated continues its week long farewell to Duke's departing seniors by giving a well deserved senior sendoff...[details]
Strengths: As a point guard, Dockery possesses excellent ball-handling skills and has the ability to change directions quickly and get by his man thanks to his very solid first step. He's mostly a drive and dish passer, and can be quite effective shooting off the dribble. Defensively, he is very strong, especially at getting in the passing lanes. In terms of intangibles, he played at one of the best programs in college basketball over the past four years and appears to have a good attitude and terrific leadership skills.
Weaknesses: Dockery's four years in college were a massive disappointment. For one reason or another, he played the shooting guard position almost exclusively and rarely managed to be a significant contributor on his very stacked team. His perimeter shot is still largely untested, as he attempted a low amount of shot attempts from behind the arc in his career. Dockery's size is also not ideal.
Outlook: Largely an afterthought until the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, Dockery showed that the incredible hype he received coming out of high school was justified. The success that other former Duke point guards such as Chris Duhon and Daniel Ewing achieved in the NBA once away Coach K's system will help his cause immensely. With another strong showing in the Orlando pre-draft camp, Dockery has a good chance at landing himself a spot in the second round.
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