Jakub Wojciechowski

Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
Position: PF/C
Hometown: Lodz, Poland
Current Team: Ostrow Wielkopolski
Win - Loss: 8 - 2


U-18 EC Division B: Searching for Hidden Gems

Luis Fernández
Luis Fernández
Aug 06, 2007, 05:12 pm
Likely the most interesting big man in the whole tournament is this skinny Polish forward that we already saw in the Treviso EuroCamp. He offers an intriguing combination of length, athleticism and face-up skills. Not that he's super athletic, but for a 6-11 guy, he displays nice quickness and the leaping ability to operate above the rim. On the other hand, he's not strong or physical, and his frame would fall somewhere in the "decent" category.

His best offensive weapon at this point is his shooting stroke. He's pretty solid from mid-range distances out to the three-point line, always in static fashion, but showing fluid mechanics. Not a great ball-handler, he can still take advantage of his quickness putting the ball on the floor with both hands (preferably his right one), showing a good first step and long and relatively quick strides. After all, he's not easy to contest for a big-man opponent. He can also play without the ball looking for spaces near the basket. He has good hands to catch the ball and he's fairly quick going up for the dunk, his favorite way of finishing around the rim. If we talk about back-to-the-basket skills, they are nowhere to be found. Perhaps it's because of his skinny body and a certain lack of aggressiveness, or perhaps it's just because he doesn't enjoy any skill there; the fact is he almost never pays a visit to the low post.

Defensively, he struggles against physical opponents, having trouble denying them the ball. Besides, he's an underwhelming intimidator considering his physical gifts, mostly because his timing looks a bit off.

Still he's a nice player with a pretty decent feel for the game, who needs to get tougher. Born in 1990, he's younger than most rivals here and has time to develop.

Exploring European Draft-Day Storylines

Luis Fernández
Luis Fernández
Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Jun 17, 2007, 08:20 pm
Strengthening the policy ignited last year, the EuroCamp virtually limited its recruiting to draft-able aged players, meaning guys born between 1985 and 1988. One of the very few exceptions was the Polish big man Jakub Wojciechowski (not by coincidence he’s a Benetton player in Treviso), a 1990-born kid that we didn’t include in our daily reports given his very limited impact on the court, but who deserves some attention because of the potential he enjoys.

Wojciechowski looked visibly younger at first sight. In a camp crowded with strong guys, he’s still a skinny seven-foot player, although his frame promises a nice body development in the future. His athleticism looked very interesting as well, but he’s yet to gain a degree of explosiveness to better take advantage of it.

That physical rawness, and even some degree of softness, might explain why Jakub wasn’t very active in the paint. Instead, he looked like a face-up power forward, mostly trying to cash in off his nice-looking jumper. Wojciechowski enjoys good mechanics and a fluid release with three-point range, although he was a bit inconsistent. Besides, he seems to understand the game, and didn’t look that out of place playing with and against more mature guys.

Anyway, he’s a name to follow for the future.

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