|Team: East Tenn. St., Junior|
H: 7' 0"|
W: 230 lbs
(23 Years Old)
Current: C |
High School: United Faith Christian
Hometown: Juba, South Sudan
One of the more productive pieces on Africa's roster, Peter Jurkin had a pretty solid overall week at the adidas Nations and is definitely a player to monitor over the next few years.
Jurkin possesses solid physical attributes. He's a good athlete with long arms and wide shoulders that should fill out in time. His lower body is very poor, though, which is something he must work on. He loses his balance pretty easily and gets pushed around quite a bit.
Jurkin's main value at this camp came on the defensive end, where he showed nice timing rotating from the weak side and came up with a number of terrific blocks. He's a competitive guy who puts a very good effort in on this end, showing good toughness and intensity going after rebounds.
Offensively, Jurkin is a work in progress. He has average hands and doesn't have much in the way of footwork around the basket. He clearly lacks experience and polish. His touch around the basket isn't bad, though, and he was able to make his presence felt on the offensive glass, finishing well at the rim when given the opportunity to do so.
Jurkin committed to Indiana at the adidas Nations and will be an interesting prospect to keep an eye on at the college level.