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Lonny Baxter

FORWARD | (6-8, 260) | null | COLLEGE STATS

Season Averages
YR GMS MINPTSREB ASTTOA/TSTLBLKPFFG%FT%3P%PPS
20023528.715.38.20.82.21/2.7.922.9.546.623.0001.51

Season TotalsRebounds
YR GMS MINFGMFGA FTMFTA3PM3PAPTSOFFDEFTOTASTTOSTLBLKPF
2002351005194355147236015358020828828763369103

Notes: As a senior, Lonny Baxter was named the NCAA Tournament's East Region Most Outstanding Player in addition to Final Four All-Tournament, John R. Wooden All-America, AP honorable mention All-America, second team All-ACC and ACC All-Defensive team honors. He was a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden national player of the year awards as both a junior and senior.

Baxter finished his career second to Len Elmore (1,053 from 1972-74) with 998 rebounds. Also finished his tenure ranked sixth all-time in Maryland scoring (1,858 points).

During the 2001 NCAA Tournament, Baxter was named the West Regionals Most Outstanding Player. As a sophomore, he was All-ACC first team selection who averaged 15.6 ppg and 8.8 rpg. Baxter was an honorable mention ACC All-Freshman selection who averaged 6.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg.

Help lead USA Basketball to a bronze medal at the 2001 World University Games, leading the club with 6.3 rebounds and was second in scoring to Juan Dixon with 15.0 ppg.

Positives: Baxter is a low-post banger with a wide body and soft shooting touch. Is pretty quick for his size and a nice mid-range jumper to go along with a wide variety of low-post moves.

Negatives: Size, size, size. Baxter must make the transition to power forward in the pros. Scouts fear he's closer to 6-7. Doesn't have the quickness nor the explosiveness to deal with the more athletic fours in the league. Lacks the perimeter game to draw defenses out. Lacks the passing ability to kick it out of double teams. Prone to fouls. Not a great rebounder for someone his size.

Summary: Like his former Maryland teammate, Juan Dixon, Baxter seems to posses some intangibles that make him intriguing. Still, he faces an uphill battle convincing scouts that he can thrive as an undersized four. Will slip into the second round despite his talent.




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