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7 - Sergey Karasev

Russia 

  • Birthday: 10/26/93
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: International
  • Ht: 6-7
  • Wt: 197
  • Team: BC Triumph
  • Hometown: St. Petersburg, Russia
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Overall

91

2013
Mock:  19

NBA Comparison: Eric Piatkowski

Strengths: Sweet shooting lefty with a great deal of scoring acumen ... Needs very little room to get his shot off, great at stretching the floor ... Strong basketball IQ for a player who is yet to turn 20 ... Has solid court vision/imagination and is a willing passer ... Some ability to put the ball on the floor in the half court set ... Shows toughness, fighting for rebounds, even with a lack of strength ... Has spent the past year as a main scorer on a professional team with solid efficiency ... Definitely seems to have a willingness to come over and play in the NBA, not much worry about a hold out ... Will compete defensively and has nice size for either wing position ...

Weaknesses: Still relatively underdeveloped for the physical rigors of the NBA ... Can be bothered by superior length and athleticism ... An average athlete, this could really hurt him defensively on the pro level. Lacks great lateral speed making him a liability in isolation ... Overall speed is less than ideal for a SG ... Very inconsistent shooting from the midrange during his professional play ... Spends too much time behind the arc and can fall in love with the long ball rather than mixing up his offensive repetoire ... Will have to go through a drastic role change and culture change upon entry to the league ... Needs quite a bit of time in the weight room before being considered as a rotation option at the NBA level

Notes: Measured at 6-7 (in shoes) with a 6-9.25 wingspan at the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit ... Was very impressive during the week of practices at the Hoop Summit in front of NBA scouts ... Averaged 16.3 ppg in the VTB United League and 16.1 in Eurocup during the 2012-13 season for BC Tryumph Lyubertsy ... Part of the Russian Men's Basketball Team that won the Bronze Medal at the 2012 Olympics ... Likely late first round pick who should slip no lower than the early second round ...

Michael Visenberg 4/29/13

Strengths: A fluid athlete with a great feel for the game … Left hander who shows excellent shooting ability … Has the ability to create shots for himself … Shows solid versatility … Has an excellent body with athleticism and fluidity … Solid ball handling and passing ability … A strong defender with the athleticism to block shots as well as the wherewithal to draw charges … Shows the ability to rise to the occasion and play well in big games …

Weaknesses: Needs to get stronger physically … Defense needs a lot of attention and improvement ... Coming from Russia makes it tough for him to adapt to the NBA and in particular American culture, or other parts of Europe … Needs to work on his mid-range game and become less predictable offesnively ... Too enamored with the 3 point shot. Instead of looking for other ways to score, he continues to jack 3 pointers even when he's not feeling it ... Needs to become a more consistent outside shooter (shot just 11-45 from 3 in 24% the U18 championships) ...

Aran Smith 7/1/10

April 23, 2013

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