DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Gabriel Deck, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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DraftExpress: RT @Eurohopes: U17 WC (quarterfinals). Australia 78 Argentina 59: Dante Exum ('95) 23 pts (9/16 FG)+3rb; Gabriel Deck ('95) 19pt (8/12 F ...
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Team: Quimsa, International
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H: 6' 7"
W: 228 lbs
Bday: 02/08/1995
(19 Years Old)
Current: SF/PF
NBA:   SF
Possible: SF
Rank 56 in International '95
Rank 52 in International '95
High School:
Hometown: Avellaneda, Argentina

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2013Hoop SummitNA6' 7"2286' 8.5"NANANANA

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Nike Hoop Summit Scouting Reports: Big Men
April 26, 2013
Jonathan Givony

Gabriel Deck was pretty much unstoppable last summer at the U17 World Championship, averaging 22 points in 30 minutes per game shooting 67% inside the arc, but things were a lot different in Portland, where his lack of size and athleticism, as well as the fact that he was 12-18 months younger than most of the players he faced, made him look very ordinary.



Measured at 6-7, 228 pounds, without a great wingspan, Deck is very much stuck between positions at the moment, not possessing the perimeter shooting ability, ball-handling skills or explosiveness needed to transition to the wing full time, and being severely undersized to play inside. He's a very competitive player with a high basketball IQ and solid scoring instincts, but you could tell he was at a disadvantage from the very first moment he stepped on the court, as besides his limitations physically, he was the only player on the roster who didn't speak any English and needed a full-time translator as well.

Similarly to Nikola Ivanovic, Deck was also not riding a great deal of momentum back home in Argentina, as he only played 6 minutes per game this season in his first division club Quimsa, who were just eliminated from the playoffs before he left for Portland.

Moving forward, Deck will need to improve his outside shooting and ability to defend the perimeter if he's to avoid being relegated to a role as an undersized big man at the professional level. Players his size have made it at the power forward position in good leagues in Europe, but it would help his cause a great deal if he could stretch the floor a little more effectively.
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2013 Hoop Summit World Select Team Measurements
April 16, 2013
Gabriel Deck
Height w/Shoes: 6'7
Weight: 228
Wingspan: 6'8.5
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Emptying the Notebook: Elite International Prospects Scouting Reports
October 19, 2012
Jonathan Givony

Strengths:
-Scoring machine at the junior level. 29 points per-40 at the U17 World Championship
-Extremely efficient offensively. 67% 2P%, 87% FT%.
-Very mature physically
-Excellent hands
-Tremendous scoring instincts
-Good feel for operating with back to the basket
-Great footwork, an array of spin moves, and very soft touch
-Absorbs contact around the rim. Draws plenty of fouls
-Terrific timing moving off the ball
-Can make a mid-range jumper
-Likes to face-up and drive from 17 feet
-Team player. Never takes bad shots. Plays under control
-Very good passer
-High basketball IQ
-Great on-court demeanor. Never rattled

Weaknesses:
-Average athlete. Lacks great quickness. Plays below the rim
-Needs to expand his range to the 3-point line.
-Struggles to contain his matchup on the perimeter. Poor lateral quickness
-Is he big enough to play power forward at the pro level?

Outlook: Highly unconventional, but extremely productive player who is very difficult for opposing teams to match up with at the junior level thanks to his terrific combination of strength, smarts and skills. Will need to find a position defensively and continue to expand his shooting range. Struggled to score with the same proficiency when matching up with Team USA, so question marks persist about how his style of play will translate to higher levels. Already seeing some minutes in the Argentinian league. Probably only a matter of time until someone in Spain snatches him up.
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