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Luke Hancock - SG, 6'6, 200
Retired - Retired in 2015
       Date of birth: 01/30/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Louisville
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2nd September, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
13th October, 2014 NBA Waived by Memphis.
4th November, 2014 Greece Signed for the remainder of the season with Panionios.
20th December, 2014 Greece Left Panionios.
When: Where:
2009 - 2011 George Mason (NCAA)
2011 - 2014 Louisville (NCAA)
July 2014 Orlando Magic (Summer League)
July 2014 Houston Rockets (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 2: NCAA Shooting Guards
2014-06-17

"Next time, snap it out. Thumb to palm, index finger through little digit, sharply aligned, SHARP to the hairline. DOWN."


Luke Hancock, Louisville, Senior, 6'6 210lbs

2013/14 stats: 23.9 mpg, 12.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.2 bpg, 2.6 fpg, 1.5 TOpg, 40.8% FG, 34.5% 3PT, 82.9% FT


Hancock is determined to make the NBA. He was an excellent collegiate role player who did multiple things on successful teams, who does a bit of everything.

Offensively, specifically as a scorer, Hancock mostly takes threes. He takes quite a lot of them, availed by the talent around him and Louisville's fast pace, casting up 5.5 per game in only 23 minutes. He also however only hit 34.5% of them, down from 39% as a junior, and much more in keeping with the numbers he shot on much lower usage with George Mason. The 39% is the outlier, not the 34.5% - Hancock, then, is a good but not great shooter. He however did pick up his percentages throughout the year, finishing the season well after being down to 24% on threes at one point while struggling with the adjustment to a new shooting technique, a technique that when honed will give him a quicker release with more arc, so there is potential for the uptick to sustain, even if the 34.5% suggests not.

Elsewhere on offense, Hancock is an excellent passer, a very willing and a good entry passer who betters any offense he is in with heady, high IQ play. He is a crafty occasional right-side-heavy driver with a solid handle, endlessly throwing fakes that always seem to get bites, an efficient offensive player despite his near-40% three point shooting because of his high numbers of threes and foul shots. Without being all that explosive, Hancock can occasionally get up and is deceptively quick, and attacks the contact, even if he cannot finish through it. And defensively he plays well within the team concept and plays with effort, committing far too many fouls but not giving away anything for free.

The NBA is still a big ask, as there is no one stand out skill. But Garrett Temple and Antonio Anderson made similar skill sets work. And they couldn't shoot at all.

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