The excitement level at Tennessee is sky high, and not just because of the success Bruce Pearl brought in his first year. The Vols are excited because star recruit Ramar Smith will fill a key need, taking over the vacant point guard spot for the Vols. Get the inside scoop on that and more in this...[details]
Strengths: A phenomenal combination of productivity and versatility. Roy, a first-team All-American, led a depleted team deep into the tournament by taking them on his back and doing all the little things. He is a complete player in every sense. Defensively, Roy shows a terrific understanding of how to stay in front of his man. On the offensive end, Roy can play the 1-3 zone, thanks to his outstanding ball-handling skills, smooth first step, and understanding of how to finish creatively once in the lane. He's the type of player who lets the game come to him, never forcing the issue. An excellent passer, he is at times unselfish to a fault. His basketball IQ is extremely high, and his intangibles are very strong.
Weaknesses: Although he does everything quite well and doesn't appear to have many weaknesses, if any, some scouts wonder whether he's a ''jack of all trades, master of none'' type of player. The biggest concern is that he's not really a standout athlete. Roy is best defined as a ''smooth'' player, not an explosive one. His wingspan is also fairly average. Although he improved his shot dramatically over the past four years, there is still work to be done. A significant concern NBA teams might have revolves around the knee problems he's had. If he's red-flagged during physicals, much the way Danny Granger and Wayne Simien were last year, his stock could drop.