|Team: NON-NBA College Team: Zenit St Petersburg|
H: 7' 0"|
W: 231 lbs
(31 Years Old)
|Agent: Rade Filipovich ||
Hometown: Ogre, Latvia
ÖKaspars Berzins, who had his Baltic League season-high scoring with 23 points in the loss against the Lithuanian powerhouse Zalgiris, while rounding out his performance with 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. Coincidentally, he had achieved his season-high in rebounds in the previous game, with 14 captures against ASK Riga. Heís averaging this season 10.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in this competition.
Berzins is a skilled seven-foot center we had the chance to watch last June in the Reebok EuroCamp in Treviso. If he stood out there, it was only because of his softness; the aggressive and competitive nature of the EuroCamp exposed Kasparsí biggest flaw. Itís pretty obvious that the Latvian big doesnít feel comfortable going against physical defenses or dealing with contact. In the Baltic League he gets along better with this problem, but still he tends to avoid physical contact in overly relying on his perimeter skills. Actually, Berzins is a nice spot-up shooter from the three-point line; indeed he went 3/6 in the aforementioned game against Zalgiris. He has a fluid release and achieves a pretty decent 38.5% this season.