|ESPN.com: 2008||[Print without images]|
|Here's what scouts say about Rubio. Sounds like he's the real deal with a little work left to do—like any 17-year-old.
PROS: Has a good long frame that can carry NBA muscle … Fearless, confident … Acts as coach on floor … In mold of Maravich, Bob Cousy and Steve Nash, has excellent court vision and can make range of passes … Understands defense; loves to get down and deflect … Anticipates very well … Moves well without ball … Plays beyond years.
CONS: Needs to improve mid- and long-range consistency … Has tendency to gamble too much at both ends of the floor.