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35 - Marko Arapovic

Croatia 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Overall

88

2016

NBA Comparison: Uros Slokar

Strengths: Very skilled big man … Great feel for the game … High Basketball I.Q … A high energy player, who enjoys doing the dirty work … Plays with a high motor … Great teammate … Really mature for his age … Has nice soft hands … Sets hard screens … Great rebounder, especially on the offensive end … Most of the time he is able to establish deep position in the post … Great footwork with his back to the basket … Already a good low-post scorer with a variety of moves … He can turn from either shoulder and even hit turnaround jumpers… Has shown glimpses of a face up game … Improving shooter from long range … Has made strides on Catch And Shoot situations … Very good on pick and roll situations as the screener… If he continues improving his shooting he can be a threat on Pick and Pop situations… Impressive court vision for his size and age … Great passer out of the double team and in High-Low situations … Moves extremely well without the ball … Willing defender … Can guard the pick and roll at a solid level …

Weaknesses: Average athlete … Limited leaping ability … Lacks explosiveness and lateral quickness, which can be exploited by better athletes at the next level … At times he looks like a center trapped in a power forward’s body … He might be considered too slow to guard power forwards and not big enough to guard centers … Has bulked up his body through years, but he needs to continue doing that … He must improve his ball handling … Has the tendency to change shooting mechanics when opponents close out on him … He can’t be considered a consistent threat from long range, at least for now … It’s essential to continue improving his range, otherwise it will be really difficult for him to play in the NBA … Shot off the dribble needs work … Has problems finishing against long defenders… Struggles guarding quick, athletic players… Pick And Roll Defense is slightly above average … He doesn’t have the length or the athletic ability to become a shot blocker…

Notes: He is the son of Croatian Basketball Legend, Franjo Arapovic … Kevin Durant is his favorite player and to honor him he wears number 35 in Cedevita … He was a member of Croatian basketball team in FIBA U19 World Championship that won the Silver medal, where he averaged 15.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists and he was named to All-Tournament Team …

Stefanos Makris 5/7/16

July 25, 2012

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