Ahearn is one of the top shooters in the league, but is not just your typical suburban backyard shooter. He is a fairly good athlete, and is capable of putting the ball on the floor and getting to the free throw line (where he simply never misses), as he showed last season en-route to earning a call-up from the Miami Heat. The drawback here is that despite standing just 6-2 with an underwhelming frame, hes not much of a point guard, and thus is fairly limited defensively as well. It will be interesting to see how he develops this season, as he seems to be getting better all the time.
Though hes mostly labeled as a shooter, Ahearn missed on all three of his long range attempts today. He did show impressive ball-handling ability, and hit a couple of mid-range floaters off the dribble. Ahearn handles the pick and roll like a veteran, and his shooting and mid-range ability make him quite valuable for the Wizards. The lack of explosiveness inside hurt the rookie near the basket today, and will limit his chances at the NBA. Still, with his shooting stroke and ability to score from mid-range, he will certainly receive a chance to contribute overseas.