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Pacers 23rd Pick Tournament Quarterfinals: Shane Larkin vs. Erick Green

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In this matchup, we have two scoring point guards from the ACC facing off. Both Shane Larkin and Erick Green would be big upgrades to the second unit. Which one of these point guards will advance on to the semifinals?

Shane Larkin and Erick Green square off again. This time, for a spot in the semifinals.
Shane Larkin and Erick Green square off again. This time, for a spot in the semifinals.
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This matchup of two ACC point guards should be a great one. Indiana has a key need for next season, a scorer off the bench. Both Shane Larkin of Miami and Erick Green of Virginia Tech would help address that. Any of these two prospects would be fine by me if they were picked 23 on Thursday night. Who will win this point guard battle?

Below are the usual breakdowns of both prospects from ESPN's Chad Ford and SB Nation partner, Draft Express. If you want to learn more about Larkin and Green, pay attention to the details provided on them.

Shane Larkin

Positives
  • Super quick point guard
  • Excellent shooter with range
  • Pesky defender who racks up steals
  • Sees the floor well
  • Aggressive
Negatives
  • Undersized for his position
  • Rarely gets to the free throw line
  • Struggles as a finisher

Erick Green

Positives
  • Athletic combo guard
  • Can really score the basketball
  • Good shooter with 3-point range
  • Is excellent in transition
  • Quick first step
Negatives
  • Is he a tweener?
  • More of a scorer than a PG
  • Needs to add strength

Larkin or Green, as mentioned, would be big upgrades to the backup point guard spot. Shane is smaller, but is much more explosive and sees the floor well as a point guard. Erick is a pure lights-out scorer who is excellent in transition. Adding a true backup point guard behind George Hill next season is crucial. As we all know, the D.J. Augustin experiment failed terribly. I emailed a few scouts about both Larkin and Green for modern pro comparisons. Larkin was compared to Ty Lawson, while Green was compared to a poor man's Russell Westbrook with his scoring ability.

After all the analysis from ESPN's Chad Ford and Draft Express, who will advance on to the semifinals? Will it be Shane Larkin or Erick Green receiving your vote to move on in the Indy Cornrows 23rd Pick Tournament?