DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Yankuba Sima, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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Yankuba Sima
Team: Canarias Basketball Academy, Freshman
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H: 6' 9"
W: 215 lbs
Bday: 07/28/1996
(19 Years Old)
Current: C
NBA:   C
Possible: C
Rank 56 in NCAA Freshmen
RSCI: 152
High School: Arlington Country Day School
Hometown: Girona, Spain

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2015 FIBA U19 World Championship Scouting Reports: Power Forwards
July 12, 2015
Jonathan Givony

Strengths:
-Great frame that will fill out considerably in time
-Long arms
-Solid athlete. Moves well.
-Can set quick screens and roll swiftly to the rim to catch and finish. Reliable finisher when catching the ball on the move in the paint
-Good rebounder. Can go out of area with quickness and length.
-Solid rim-protector. 3.3 blocks per-40.
-Has the ability to step out onto perimeter and stay in front of smaller players
-Gets in passing lanes (1.7 steals per-40)
-Has decent form on jumper. Made a handful of jump-shots at U19s, even an occasional 3-pointer. May be able to develop this part of his game in time

Weaknesses:
-Not a naturally high-motor guy. Intensity level comes and goes. Will jog half-heartedly up and down the floor at times
-Conditioning isn't great. Tires fairly easily
-Mostly a catch and finish guy offensively. Has poor footwork.
-Doesn't have any ability to score with back to the basket
-Hands are so-so. Will bobble some good passes at times
-Not consistent with jumper yet. Only shot 57% from free throw line. 49% from line at U18s last summer
-More of a center than a power forward offensively, but undersized for the position at 6-9

Outlook: Rebounded from a very poor high school season with a solid tournament in Crete. Lacks elite size or athleticism to be considered a top-shelf big man prospect from an NBA standpoint, but should nevertheless be a difference maker at the college level at St. John's with a chance to get drafted down the road if his skill-level, feel for the game and motor continue to improve.
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2014 Albert Schweitzer Tournament - Elite Prospects
May 13, 2014


Jonathan Givony

Strengths:
-Terrific physical attributes. Nice frame. Long arms. Very good athlete
-Runs the floor extremely well
-Very reliable target for catch and finish plays
-Good hands allow him to catch virtually everything thrown to him
-Finishes with two hands easily and emphatically with no running start
-Excellent offensive rebounder (6.4 per-40 minutes)
-Legit rim protector
-Very mobile, can step out into the perimeter on defense
-Shooting mechanics look decent. Made 71% of free throw attempts
-Took a 3, and didn't look half bad doing so

Weaknesses:
-Skill-level a major work in progress
-Needs to be spoon-fed offensively
-No back to the basket game
-Limited footwork
-Can get posted up because of poor lower body strength
-Still learning to play with a consistent intensity level

Outlook: Looked like a different player compared to what we saw in February at the NIJT Belgrade. Improved structure, spacing, teammates, and team-play helped bring out the best of him. Only 17 years old, still has plenty of upside to grow into as his frame fills out. Reportedly looking to take the college route and will easily be considered a high-major player.
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Nike International Junior Tournament Belgrade 2014 Scouting Reports
March 7, 2014
Jonathan Givony

Strengths:
-Very athletic big man with an excellent wingspan and a frame that will fill out nicely in time
-Tremendous rebounder. 15 per-40 in Belgrade
-Excellent timing as a shot-blocker. 5.3 per-40. Legit rim protector
-High energy player who competes admirably

Weaknesses:
-Very limited offensive player. 6.1 points per-40 minutes shooting 33% for 2
-Doesn't really know his limitations. Settles for some highly questionable shots. No ability to operate with his back to the basket. Shows limited touch.
-Made 25% of his free throw attempts

Outlook: Spanish big man of African descent who appears to be on the college track. Can be a very useful rotational piece for a good college team as he has excellent length, athleticism and timing as a rebounder/shot-blocker. Will need to develop the rest of his game to improve his NBA prospects, but he's only 17 so time is on his side.
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