Shaun Livingston Still Pondering Going To NBA Or Duke
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Shaun Livingston Still Pondering The Going To The NBA Or To Duke

Brian Stinnette
March 23, 2004

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Peoria Central point guard Shaun Livingston has yet to make a decision as to whether or not he will jump to the NBA, or head off to play collegiately for Duke. Livingston put his elite basketball skills on display yesterday during a practice session for the EA Sports Roundball Classic. Larry Bird (Indiana Pacers), Danny Ainge (Boston Celtics) and Kiki Vandeweghe (Denver Nuggets) were among those in attendance.

Livingston, who is a 6-7 pure point guard, says that he has yet to have any talks with anyone from the NBA. He says that in a couple of weeks he will sit down with his family, and his coaches to weigh his options, and make the decision that is best for him.

Livingston says that he will consider his draft position, and the timing of his entry into the draft. He will also factor in the benefits that collegiate exposure could have on his draft status. Livingston says that he has heard the speculation that he is projected as a lottery pick, but says that until he hears it from the “right” people, it really doesn’t matter much.

Livingston says that his ability to see the floor, and make things happen are two of his primary strengths. He says that he is working to improve his jumper.

During the scrimmages and drills, Livingston played with a sense of supreme confidence in his abilities on the floor. He is nothing short of lethal when running the point with great basketball talent to dish off to.