|Team: NON-NBA College Team: Sofia|
H: 6' 6"|
W: 210 lbs
(38 Years Old)
Current: SG |
Hometown: Varna, Bulgaria
In one of the clear-cut weakest rosters of the Eurobasket, the name of Todor Stoykov stands out among the Bulgarian squad. He’s not a superstar in Europe, particularly since he has never displayed his game in the showcase that the Euroleague represents, but he’s an excellent player regardless, capable of being the go-to guy on a mid-level team. A lefty player, Stoykov enjoys very nice handles that allow him to assume a fairly big share of the ball, being a crucial presence on the offensive end. What might be a matter of concern for other players is rather productive for the teams he plays for, as Todor is at the same time a big scorer but a nice distributor as well from the shooting guard position. Just a fact that shows his offensive potential: he was the best scorer of the ULEB Cup last season, averaging 24 points per game for Lukoil Academic. Not bad at all.
Stoykov combines his shooting pretty well with his slashing game. He’s a real gunner, perhaps not in the sense of outstanding accuracy, but his peculiar mechanics are rather quick, and he doesn’t need too much space to fire, which in the end leads him sometimes to questionable shoti selection. He’s rather quick, and using his good handles, he’s a real slashing threat, becoming another source of scoring for him, but also a chance to break defenses and find a teammate open. All in all, he’s a bit of a prototype of a shooting guard “star”: more of a scorer than a shooter, a good slasher and a player who likes to have the ball in his hands. However, he’s not a loner out there, playing integrated in the team, being a rather good decision maker despite his eventually poor shooting selection, and in the end he’s quite an effective guy. Finally, just in case anybody is wondering, he doesn’t feature the kind of athleticism to think about NBA potential.