Bearing a resemblance to Tony Parker
, it was easy to see where that comparison came from early on in the camp. Thats not really a fair association, though, not to the 6-2 Swedish 16-year old from Sallen BasketAndreas Person
--and definitely not to the French NBA Finals MVP from San Antonio.
There are some reasons to be intrigued by Persons potential, though, even if his development could still go in many different directions at this point. Hes a quick guy with good instincts on the offensive end, a nice pullup jumper he can go to from mid-range, and a pretty little floater he likes to use in the lane. He likes to push the ball up the floor and can beat guys off the dribble with a solid first step, and plays the pick and roll pretty well. Physically he still needs to mature, and his shooting mechanics dont extend very far beyond 18 feet before they start getting shaky. His point guard skills are still a work in progress as well, but hes extremely young and still has plenty of time to work on this part of his game. Well keep monitoring his progress over the next few years.