Sofiane Briki, 6-3, Point Guard, INSEP, 1999
-Nice size and length for a point guard prospect at around 6' 3. Solid lower body.
-Quick off the bounce. Has some wiggle with the ball. Can shift gears and play at different speeds. Crisp handle. Uses combo moves to break down his man.
-Great timing attacking closeouts when playing off the ball.
-Instinctual and creative passer. Finished second in the ANGT in assists per 40 with 8.8. Plays with quite a bit of flair. Great timing. Mixes in no-look feeds. Uses both sides of the floor. Knows how to manipulate ball screens.
-Not a reliable shooter but can get to his jumper off the bounce thanks to his handle and footwork. Shows some potential as a spot shooter if he can find consistency in his mechanics.
-Crafty finisher. Slow down floaters to neutralize length.
-Active off ball defender with good instincts 4.5 steals per 40 minutes. Will stick his nose in traffic for rebounds.
-Average frame, especially up top
-Has some shiftiness with the ball but not an overly explosive leaper. Struggles to finish through contact and over length at times. In general has issues scoring efficiently in the half court. Doesn't get to the free throw line at a high rate.
-Very erratic shooter. Shoots a moonball with variable rotation. Ball doesn't always come out of his hand cleanly. Shows he can get to his jumper off the bounce but isn't a natural shooter 2-of-16 from three.
-Can be a bit wild as a decision maker. Goes for the homerun play. Will hoist up contested jumpers early in the clock.
-Hunched defensively. Struggles with quicker guards. Average frame limits his upside a bit. Has to rely on instincts and smarts.
Briki, who's parents hail from Algeria, really turned heads with his court vision and creativity while finding ways to get to his spots on the floor by way of his handle and change of pace. A true point guard who often played alongside both Joel Ayayi and Theo Maledon, Briki separated himself as the best passer in the group, although he had a very lackluster performance in the final versus Zalgiris. Briki is already signed to play in ASVEL next season, and is certainly a point guard to track over the next few years while specifically monitoring his progression and physical maturation.