DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Wesley Da Silva, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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Wesley Da Silva
Team: Palmeiras, International
PhysicalsPositionsRankings Misc
H: 6' 6"
W: 195 lbs
Bday: 05/02/1996
(18 Years Old)
Current: SF
NBA:   SF
Possible: SF
Rank 32 in International '96
High School:
Hometown: Campinas, Brazil

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Strengths
-Good size and length for a wing. Frame that should fill out more.
-Very athletic. Finishes above the rim.
-Non-stop motor. Relentless on the offensive glass 9.2 offensive rebounds per 40 in four games. Constant energy.
-Extremely competitive and emotional.
-Moves off the ball. Cuts hard after post entry passes.
-Loves to get out in transition. Fills the lanes or pushes tempo himself.
-Attacks the rim in a straight line. Isn't afraid of contact. Finishes well. Gets to the free throw line at an extremely high rate.
-Very good defender. Can get a little hunched over but pressures the ball, moves his feet. Makes plays off the ball.
-Some potential as a shooter. Good looking free throw stroke.

Weaknesses
-Below average ball handler. Palms the ball almost every time. High, loose dribble.
-Not going to create offense off the dribble.
-Isn't a consistent threat from three. Shot is a little slow. No in-between game. Pushes the ball to the rim.
-Not a very good passer. Gets out of control. Forces the issue too much at times.
-Emotions can work against him. Technical-prone.
-Good frame but needs to get stronger.

Outlook (Also called Wesley Alves Da Silva). Da Silva isn't the most skilled player but his size, athleticism and relentless motor make him an intriguing prospect. He needs to improve his perimeter skills namely ball handling and his perimeter jump shot to make it at the next level but he possesses intangibles that can't be taught. It will be interesting to see if Da Silva can develop his perimeter skills and turn himself into more than just an energetic athletic.
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