-Has good size for a 2-guard at 6'6, with good athleticism for a European wing. Looked much improved physically from the last time we saw him a few months ago. Was dunking on people left and right all week long.
-Has very advanced scoring instincts for a player his age. Puts the ball in the basket from all over the floor.
-Shot the ball extremely well at this camp. Particularly off the dribble, and with range out to the 3-point line
-Shows the ability to get low with his dribble and execute tight crossovers to create space and get to the rim
-Has solid court vision when he feels like passing the ball and getting others involved
-Athleticism allows him to make quite a few plays as an offensive rebounder and defensively when motivated
-Doesn't have a great frame or much length. How much stronger can he get in the long term? Will other prospects in his age group catch up as they mature physically?
-Rubbed quite a few people the wrong way with his antics at times. Very demonstrative on and off the court. Has a cockiness that is bordering on arrogance. Body language can be poor when teammates mess up.
-Jump-shot is prone to streakiness. Doesn't shoot it the same way every time. Has a lot of extra motion with his mechanics and tends to contort his body sideways at times.
-Forces the issue badly with his drives. Plays very selfishly at times. Only seems to pass as a last resort
-Doesn't put forth much effort on the defensive end.
Outlook: Somewhat of a volume scorer who has struggled with turnovers and efficiency historically, but was really feeling it in Finland at the BWB. Won MVP honors of the all-star camp. Played far better than he did at the U17 World Championship in Zaragoza in late June/early July. Seemed to be having a lot more fun. Has a lot of talent, but raises a lot of doubts too. Seemed to initially be on the college track, but left Huntington Prep to return to his native Turkey at Anadolu Efes.
Onuralp Bitim, 6'5, Shooting Guard, Huntington Prep, 1999
-Good athlete for a European prospect. Solid quickness. Can elevate off two feet in space
-Will catch alleyoop lob passes above the rim
-Has a nose for putting the ball in the basket. Very aggressive scorer. Career 25 points per-40 through 41 games in DX database
-Likes to push the ball in the open floor
-Shows some ability to create in iso and pick and roll situations with crossovers and change of speeds
-Can throw the ball in the basket off the dribble at times with nice touch. Should be able to develop his outside shooting ability by smoothing out his stroke
-Has some vision finding the open man in drive and dish situations
-Good instincts getting in the passing lanes (2.8) and crashing the glass (9.4 rebounds per-40). Has good anticipation skills for finding the ball that could serve him well later on as his game rounds out
-Plays with confidence and aggressiveness. Wants to take big shots
-Has average tools for the shooting guard position in terms of size, length, frame.
-Does not really know what his limitations are this stage. Averaged twice as many turnovers (2.8) as assists (1.4) for career thus far.
-Jump-shot is very streaky. 26% career 3-point percentage. 64% FT%. Mechanics aren't great. Long and deliberate stroke. Not very fluid, particularly shooting off the dribble.
-Flat-footed pull-up jumper with little elevation. Jumps way forward. Easy for defenses to contest, but takes quite a few of them
-Advanced ball-handling skills are a work in progress. Doesn't quite know how to create high percentage shots inside the arc consistently, especially against better defenses. Completely shut down by US team in two U17 contests (15 points on 19 shots with 3 assists and 9 turnovers)
-Struggles to get all the way to the rim and finish through contact. Heaves up a lot of low percentage runners and floaters
-Average defender. Doesn't have great fundamentals. Intensity level is low
-Can be a little selfish at times and display poor body language
Outlook Turkish shooting guard playing high school basketball in West Virginia. A volume scorer at every level he's played at. Has talent, but also a long ways to go to become more efficient on both ends of the floor.