NBA Draft Prospect of the Week: Clint Capela
by: Mike Schmitz
January 21, 2014
Swiss big man Clint Capela is in the midst of an outstanding season in Pro A France, ranking among the top rebounders, shot-blockers and finishers in the league, despite being one of the youngest players actually receiving playing time.
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Capela is on a huge upswing since his Chalon team elected to fire head coach Mickael Hay and replace him with Jean-Denys Choulet, going 9-3 in league play since his hiring. Adding in his numbers from the highly competitive EuroCup, he's averaging 18.5 points per-40 on the season, while shooting an astounding 69% from the field, as well as 13 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per-40.

Capela is coming off his best game of the season, a 18 point, 9 rebound, 2 block outing in 27 minutes against Strasbourg, where he shot a perfect 7 for 7 from the field.

His team narrowly missed qualifying for the French Leaders Cup at Disneyland Paris, which is somewhat of a blow for NBA scouts hoping to evaluate him in person alongside the other top seven teams in the league, but he's rumored to be strongly in the mix for an invite to the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland this April, which could serve as his coming out party for those who are not yet familiar with him.

Capela's strong play in France has encouraged us to take a comprehensive look at his very distinct strengths and weaknesses as a prospect, which we've done in the following video scouting report courtesy of Mike Schmitz.

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Clint Capela
Full Profile | Player Stats
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 222 lbs.
Birthday: 05/18/1994
22 Years Old
High School: Institut Nacional du Sport de Lexpertise
Previous Team: Rockets , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #25 in 2014 Draft
by the Rockets
Current: PF/C,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
12.1 Pts, 7.5 Rebs, 0.9 Asts