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Hawks rookie Cam Reddish believes he is a ‘phenomenal shooter’ and great defender

Hawks, Cam Reddish

For most fans, Atlanta Hawks rookie Cam Reddish has been a disappointment. After one year at Duke, Reddish was picked by the Hawks with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Reddish was seen as a raw prospect by most and, at only 20-year-old, still has plenty of room to grow. He has started 23 of 34 games with Atlanta and played 25.4 minutes per game. Despite a large amount of playing time, however, Reddish has failed to produce on most occasions.

The rookie is averaging just 8.0 points and 3.7 rebounds per game on a less than stellar 31.7 shooting percentage and a 25.8 percent clip from deep.

Despite his troubles, however, the Hawks swingman still believes in his ability to be an elite shooter in the league.

“I believe I’m a phenomenal shooter, and I will be that,” Reddish said per Steve Hummer of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Contrary to Reddish’s confidence, the former Duke star ranks just 41st among NBA rookies in 3-point percentage. It doesn’t help that he has been thrown into the fire as a rookie and plays for a Hawks team that, at 8-30, owns the worst record in the NBA.

Along with his shooting potential, Reddish also complimented his defense.

“I take a ton of pride in (playing defense),” Reddish said. “It’s another way to get going if the offense isn’t going. Obviously, it’s fun once you get good at it.”

Unfortunately for Cam Reddish, Atlanta ranks second-worst in the NBA in points allowed per game. Moreover, while he has shown flashes brilliance on defense, Cam has struggled for the most part.