2010 NBA Draft, 28th Pick: Memphis Grizzlies Select Greivis Vasquez, Guard From Maryland

Never a lock to be a first round pick, even after testing the waters after his junior season, the fiery Venezuelan sneaks into the first round as a surprise selection by the guard-heavy Grizzlies.

He spent four years playing for Gary Williams at Maryland and left as one of the program’s most decorated players. He spent most of his time running the point, with the ball in his hands, an extension of his coach on the court.

The Grizzlies have a number of players in the backcourt with similar size and skillsets, and there’s a question among scouts and observers about Vasquez’s speed. At 6-6, 211 pounds he’s got NBA size, though, and he should be able to earn minutes as a backup.

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