Nike International Junior Tournament Belgrade 2014 Scouting Reports March 7, 2014
-Good size for a wing. Solid athlete
-Acted as a pseudo point guard in the half-court for Red Star. Averaged 7.6 assists per-40 with a 2/1 assist to turnover ratio
-Smart player. Makes extra pass. Understands limitations
-Good footwork. Attacks opponents with both hands.
-Tremendous rebounder. Hauled in 14 rebounds per-40, second best at the NIJT Belgrade.
-Extremely poor shooter. Didn't make a single 3-pointer at the tournament. Made just one 3-pointer in 250 minutes at the U16 European Championships. Made 50% of free throw attempts at the NIJT
-Somewhat of a jack of all trades, master of none
Outlook: Impressed with his motor and ability to get teammates involved, but like many Red Star/FMP players, is mainly taking advantage of his superior strength, maturity and aggressiveness at this level to overwhelm weaker and more na´ve opponents, sometimes from the power forward position. Very effective at this level of competition. Will have to improve his outside shot significantly to find a role at the pro level. [Read Full Article]