The Charlotte Hornets have added two more players to it's training camp roster, signing guards Andrew Andrews and Rasheed Sulaimon.
Andrews is a 6'2'' guard who played four years at Washington. This past season, he averaged 20.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. He also shot 40.1 percent from the 3-point line, attempting over five and a half per game. Surprisingly, his field goal percentage was slightly lower at 39 percent, but if you decide, like I did, to watch this 3:30 minute video of his senior year highlights, you'll notice that around 90 percent of the clips were of him taking 3-pointers.
I realized after watching this that a.) whoever made this really wanted to emphasis the "1 offers" Andrews had coming out of high school, and b.) that Andrews' play style is exactly like mine -- he only likes taking 3's, he shoots a lot of them, and unless he's wide open on a fast break he's probably not attempting a layup. He also makes a lot more of those 3's than I do, but other than that, he's exactly the same. Shoot your shot, Andrews.
Sulaimon will likely be a more recognizable name for you Duke and ACC fans. He played three-ish seasons at Duke, as he was dismissed from the team during his junior year. He would end up at Maryland, and as a senior, would average 11.3 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game. Like Andrews, he also shot well from deep, making 42.2 percent of his 3-point shots. Unlike Andrews, he was a better all-around scorer, shooting 46.3 percent from the field.
Sulaimon's dismissal from Duke was a surprise, but came, according to Mike Krzyzewski, because he "didn't live up to the standards" of Duke. After a pretty good freshman year, his play diminished, and it all came to head with the dismissal. His senior at Maryland was arguably the best of his four years in college though.
Both players have one thing in common -- they can shoot from the outside. Given the Hornets likeness in players who can do this, it's of little surprise that both were given an invite. My best guess is that neither make the final roster as neither look better than the current crop of guards on the roster. However, the extended look could make way for an offer with the Greensboro Swarm.
With their signings, the Hornets roster now stands at 18.