Washington Wizards Select Shelvin Mack With No. 34 Pick In 2011 NBA Draft

Chances are that if you followed the NCAA tournament, you heard about Butler's Shelvin Mack.  More of a combo guard, this is the kind of guy who can share playmaking duties with Jordan Crawford, while not being motionless off the ball.  For those of you who scoff, remember Mack's situation was much like Chris Singleton's, in that he was asked to create off the dribble when he's stronger in catch-and-shoot situations.  If that's a warning flag for a PG, remember we're in the second round, and Mack was widely considered first-round talent.  Another point in his favor, Mack was asked to run the pick and roll far more often than most college guards, something that will definitely pay off at the next level.  Some of us no doubt would rather have had Tyler Honeycutt or a draft and stash, but most of us conceded we needed a backup PG or big man with the 34, and that's what we got.

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