Abbreviation: TIV
Country: Russia
Domestic League: VTB United
W-L: 22-9
05/31/2017 66 - 74 vs CSKA Moscow CSKA Moscow
05/28/2017 71 - 84 at CSKA Moscow CSKA Moscow
05/26/2017 95 - 101 at CSKA Moscow CSKA Moscow
05/12/2017 84 - 79 at UNICS UNICS

Related articles

  • Ryan Broekhoff and Jared Berggren Pre-Draft Workouts and Interviews

    Jun 07, 2013, 09:06 am
    Interviews with Ryan Broekhoff and Jared Berggren featuring footage from their pre-draft workouts in Chicago.
  • Trending Prospects: Ryan Broekhoff

    Feb 22, 2013, 11:38 am
    The reigning Horizon League player of the year Ryan Broekhoff has kept Valparaiso at the top of the Horizon League. What does his mid-major success translate to the next level?
  • Top NBA Draft Prospects in the Big East: Part Four (#16-20)

    Oct 20, 2011, 12:21 am
    We continue our look at the top Big East draft prospects with players ranked 16-20. Dante Taylor, Kevin Jones, Yancy Gates, Scoop Jardine, and Tim Abromaitis make up our fourth group of prospects.
  • D-League Showcase Profiles: Call-Up Candidates (Part One)

    Jan 17, 2011, 10:58 am
    Profiles of some of the top NBA call-up candidates seen at the D-League Showcase in South Padre, Texas: Joe Alexander, Othyus Jeffers, Sean Williams, Antoine Walker, Matt Janning, Cedric Jackson and Patrick Ewing Jr.
  • NCAA Weekly Performers, 1/22/10

    Jan 22, 2010, 04:45 pm
    Updated scouting reports on UConn's Stanley Robinson, Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado, West Virginia's Kevin Jones and New Mexico's Darington Hobson.
  • 2009 U-20 European Championship Review: Bigs

    Oct 07, 2009, 09:00 pm
    We finish up our look back at the U-20 European Championships in Rhodes with a report on the best players seen in the competition, concluding with the big men.
  • 2009 U-20 European Championship Review: Guards

    Sep 17, 2009, 06:45 pm
    We take a look back at the U-18 European Championships celebrated in July in Rhodes to individually check on the best players seen in the competition. We'll start with the guards.
  • NBA Scouting Reports, Atlantic Division (Part Two)

    Jan 27, 2009, 01:31 am
    Continuing our series of articles filling out our database with scouting reports of every single NBA player, we look at the second team in the Atlantic division, the New York Knicks.
  • Nike Super 6 High School Invitational at Madison Square Garden

    Jan 15, 2008, 08:39 pm
    The Nike Super 6 Invitational held at Madison Square Garden provided an opportunity to see some of the top high school programs in both New York and New Jersey. The three game event featured four teams ranked in the ESPN High Elite 25, including three in the top five: #1 St. Benedict’s (NJ), #3 St. Raymond’s (NY) and #5 St. Patrick (NJ). Plenty of elite players that will be appearing on the college scene next year were in action, as well as a handful of already promising underclassmen. DraftExpress was on hand to take in the day’s games and provide analysis of the top prospects in action.
  • U-18 European Championship: The Playmakers

    Sep 08, 2007, 07:49 am
    [c]Ricky Rubio (Photo: FIBA Europe)[/c]
    We close our extensive coverage of the U-18 European Championship with what likely was the deepest position in the tournament, point guard. It wasn?t unexpected, as the 1989 generation looks pretty deep at this spot. Still, it was a 1990-class player stealing the show: Ricky Rubio, of course, the best pure basketball talent seen during the tournament in Madrid.
  • RBK U - Day One - Morning Session Games

    Jul 09, 2007, 04:34 am
    A breakdown of the morning session of day one of the RBK U in Philadelphia, including top prospects such as Renado Sidney, William Buford and Brandon Jennings.
  • Nike IS8 High School Spring Championship

    Jun 06, 2007, 12:48 am
    This past weekend?s Nike IS8 semi-finals and championship games in Queens, New York provided a showcase for some of the top teams and players in the New York area. Prospects from the class of 2007, 2008 and 2009 were all in action. DraftExpress was on hand to provide scouting reports on the top prospects as they battled for the IS8 Championship.
  • Roundup: Danilo Gallinari, King of Cups

    Feb 19, 2007, 07:06 pm
    [c]Danilo Gallinari, currently the best U-20 player in international basketball (AJ Milano)[/c]Last week we devoted our attention to the Spanish King?s Cup, but it wasn?t the only Cup competition going around in Europe. Actually the biggest news draft-wise was happening in Italy, where Danilo Gallinari delivered an impressive exhibition in the Coppa semifinals, extended with another terrific showing in the Italian Lega this past weekend, which has left us no choice but to select him as the Player of the Week. We also take a long look at Dimitriy Khvostov, the only 1989 European player who is seeing playing time in top international competition this season.
  • Euroleague Prospects: Stock Up

    Feb 15, 2007, 05:04 pm
    The regular season of the most competitive international league is over, and the Top 16 stage is just kicking off. Some prospects are done as far as the Euroleague goes, but others continue onto the next round. To reflect on what we've learned since the beginning of the season, we look at 15 players who have seen their stock rise, drop or remain steady, starting with the most impressive performers first.
  • U-18 European Championship Prospects: Point Guards

    Sep 11, 2006, 11:32 am
    If not featuring the very most intriguing prospects, the point guard position probably delivered the largest amount of interesting players in these championships. It especially deserves to be mentioned the splendid 1989-born generation, a year where, for the moment, point guards seem to be en vogue.
  • U18 European Championships: Quarterfinals Heat

    Jul 26, 2006, 10:41 am
    Continuing our coverage from the U18 European Championships, the quarterfinals round is history and the semifinal slate is already set. Joining the early surprise of seeing Russia out of this round, now Serbia and Montenegro has joined them as another fallen title candidate, although still having the possibility of redemption looking for 5th place in the last days of the tournament that would qualify them for the next year?s World Junior Championships.
  • Mardy Collins NBA Draft Scouting Report

    Mar 21, 2006, 05:42 pm
    A legit 6-6 point guard. Mardy Collins has great size for the position, and unlike many converted wing to point prospects, really plays like one too. He is not a spectacular athlete, but is highly fluid in his movements, has extremely quick feet and outstanding instincts.

    Collins is a highly unselfish player that controls tempo and plays the game with tremendous poise and patience. He’s a coach’s dream since he always plays within himself, never forces things and rarely makes unforced errors. Being smart and fundamentally sound, he seems to have a great understanding of the game; knowing when to look for his shot and when to get his teammates involved.

    He has very good playmaking skills, running his team's halfcourt offense to perfection and executing extremely well. His court vision is excellent, utilizing his height to see the entire floor and being able to make passes that most shorter point guards just can’t, particularly into the post. His passing skills aren’t particularly flashy, as he’s more of your fundamental bounce pass-type who just gets the job done effectively. Typically strict Hall of Fame coach John Chaney appears to trust him with eyes closed.

    Collins is an excellent ball-handler as well, dribbling the ball low to the ground with an array of hesitation moves and great confidence. Despite having just an above average first step, he is able to create his shot with ease at the college level thanks to all the many tricks he has in his arsenal, by using his head more than he does his feet. His ability to change gears and keep his man on his heels thanks to his assortment of head and body fakes helps him out greatly in this area. He has a strong crossover that he likes to use to get defenders off balance and either slash to the hoop, possibly using a spin-move, or pull up for the jump shot from mid-range, especially right around the free throw line. Once he gets to the rim he finishes creatively, utilizing his strength and toughness as well as his craftiness to usually score with a layup off the glass, and being just as effective after taking contact.

    Collins loves to post up his man right on the edge of the paint or starting at the free throw line. His strength, footwork and overall intelligence help him out greatly here, being able to either find the open man if the double team comes, pull up for a turnaround jumper, or make his way all to the way to the basket.

    Even though his perimeter shot is not particularly effective, it isn’t because of flawed mechanics or anything of that nature. Collins gets nice elevation on his jump shot, has a pretty high, albeit slow, release and looks smooth delivering his jumper. He is more effective from mid-range at the moment than he is from long-range, but considering his mechanics and his excellent work-ethic, it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see him become an acceptable shooter from behind the arc in the NBA down the road. Right now he is forced to take too many tough, contested perimeter shots at the end of the shot-clock because of Temple’s archaic style of offense, something that obviously hurts his shooting percentages. Being the type of player who doesn’t seem to give a damn about his stats, this doesn’t appear to really bother Collins since that’s just what his coach asks him to do.

    Another attractive part of his game is his defensive ability. Collins plays at the top of John Chaney’s trademark matchup zone, and has established himself as one of the top ball-hawks in the country over the past four years. He has superb hands and outstanding anticipation skills, and his excellent footwork, wingspan and lateral movement do the rest. He gets his hands on a huge amount of deflections every game, coming up with steals, blocks and igniting the fast break for his team and often finishing it himself. He's also a solid rebounder for his position, averaging just under 5 per game on the year.

    Collins is a very experienced basketball player, starting in every game for Temple since he stepped on campus. He keeps himself in fantastic shape, playing the full 40 minutes for his team more often then not, even as a Sophomore, but especially as a Junior and Senior, usually looking as if he isn't breaking a sweat.

    Collins’ intangibles are outstanding, possessing fine leadership skills and an excellent demeanor on the floor. He’s an intelligent player both on and off the court who does exactly what’s asked of him by his coaches.
  • In Case You Missed It...the Top Weekly Performers, 1/23-1/30

    Jan 31, 2006, 03:51 am
    Point guards and late bloomers dominate this edition of the Top Weekly NCAA performers.

    Mardy Collins and Temple are back on track behind two excellent offensive explosions; Terrell Everett dominates in front of a horde of scouts at just the right moment for him and OU; Brandon Rush becomes more assertive and continues to establish himself as one of the most gifted offensive players in the country regardless of age; Chris Quinn makes us wonder why he was playing the 2-guard spot for three years next to Chris Thomas at Notre Dame; Richard Hendrix capitalizes on Alabama's injuries to show why he was one of the most highly touted recruits in the nation; Michael Southall is looking for another chance to get his name back on the NBA radar; and Carl Krauser gets a well deserved mention for unexpectedly leading Pitt to the top of the Big East.

Recent articles

Twitter @DraftExpress