Not in any ranking or draft
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
Position: SF/PF
High School: Southfield High School (Michigan)
Hometown: Detroit, MI
College: Miami OH
Current Team: Miami OH
Win - Loss: 11 - 19


NBA Scouting Reports, Pacific Division (Part Two)

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Aug 05, 2008, 02:33 am
Overview: A backup forward who is better known for his defense than for any other aspect of his game. Isn’t the type of player that makes a big impact on a game with his athleticism, but is able to do some nice things with his hustle. Put together a good year his last season at Miami of Ohio. Was considered an undersized power forward back then. Could use his athleticism to score better back then. Played in a number of different foreign and domestic leagues early after going undrafted in 1997. Has never played up to his contract in Cleveland, and very well may be out of the league at this point.

Offense: Gets almost fifty percent of his offensive touches off of spot ups. Gets another twenty percent from offensive rebounds. Has a decent, but largely inconsistent jump shot. Can hit from the outside, but needs time and space. Doesn’t shoot the same shot every time. Needs to improve his footwork and his release point to get better in that regard. Loves to drive right, but doesn’t score efficiently when he does. Isn’t a good shooter off the dribble. Not a good ball handler. Can’t create his own shot. Works hard off the ball. Runs the floor hard on most possessions. Gets on the offensive glass. Can shoot well from the line, but is very streaky. Doesn’t handle the ball very well and can’t create his own shot. Isn’t much of a passer either.

Defense: Is a prototypical effort defender. Moves his feet well on the defensive end. Will follow his man all over the floor. Refuses to give up easy dribble penetration. Always sprints back on the defensive end. Has a hard time defending players with post skills and wings with elite foot speed. Tends to use his hands to deny penetration when he knows he’s beat. Will rebound when he has to.