The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Ramon Sessions.
Known predominantly as a court general his first two years in Nevada, he upped his offensive performance last year while maintaining his trademark court savvy. In his final season in college he posted career highs in points (12.3), field goal percentage (.452), free-throw percentage (.825), and three-point percentage (.380).
Still, he managed to fall to the 56th overall pick in the 2007 draft. From what I’ve seen of him, he looks like the type of impressive, composed, yet underwhelming player that could be a successful second-round pick and backup NBA point guard. Perhaps in the mold of Chris Duhon. On draft day, I was quite pleased that he fell to the Bucks. Obviously there’s a chance he won’t make an impact. But I like that he’s a natural on the court, and that his offensive game is a work in progress, rather than the other way around. Some prefer to take the guy in the second round who has all the physical attributes in the world but can’t really play basketball. Especially as a point guard, I’m happy we got Sessions.
For what it’s worth, he didn’t exactly stand out in Summer League play, averaging 5.8 points and 2.5 assists in 19.5 minutes.
Of course, he’s obviously way behind Mo Williams and Lynn Greer on the point guard depth chart. If Charlie Bell doesn’t re-sign, which I highly doubt, Sessions could become a valuable commodity for the Bucks. As confident I was about Yi eventually signing, I remain at least that confident that Bell will sign. In any event, it’s good to have promising young guards like Sessions in the fold.