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20 - Adam Mokoka

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2019

NBA Comparison: Josh Okogie

Strengths: Freakisly athletic combo guard... Has 3-and-D potential ... NBA ready body ... Has a well built physique and a strong torso ... Always gives 100% effort and plays with consistent energy ... Great length, with a wingspan measured at 6-10 feet ... Great leaper, either with both feet, or off one foot ... Explosive first step that helps him blow by his opponent ... Unselfish, will always look for the open teammate on offense and will be willing to do the dirty job on defense ... Great on the open court, can either start the fast break, or fill the lanes ... When he takes the ball on the move he can create problems to the opposing defense ... Likes to finish strong at the basket and can even dunk on opponent's bigs ... Can play above the rim thanks to his athleticism ... He can take contact at the rim and finish with either hand ... Puts pressure on opponent's defense and draws a lot of fouls thanks to his aggressive playing style ... Plays bigger than his size ... Has made strides as a secondary playmaker ... Constrantly improving in Pick and Roll situations ... He can make the simple pass ... Has improved as a passer ... He can score the occasional Spot Up 3-point ... He shot off the dribble is getting better... Moves well without the ball... Great rebounder for a guard on both ends of the court ... Always boxes out his opponents... He is a beast on defense ... Possesses natural defensive instincts ... Great on ball defender ... He can smother his opponent with his long arms and athleticism... Really active hands on defense... Amazing lateral quickness ... He can hold his ground while defending in the post thanks to his well built body and grin and grind philosophy ...Can support a switch-everything defense, since he has the body, length, mental toughness and physicality to guard the opponent Big if necessary for some plays...

Weaknesses:
He is still a better athlete than a basketball player ... Depends too much on his athleticism ... His feel for the game and basketball I.Q still need work ... His decision making remains iffy ... He is still more of a two-guard than a point guard... His court vision is limited ... He can only make the simple pass, has problems to see the weakside ... Suffers from tunnell vision while driving to the basket, because he just puts his head down and goes ... Can't really read the opponents' defense on Pick and Roll situations and has problems against hedge outs or double teams ... Turnover prone, his assist/turnover ratio is worrisome (1/1) ... Picks up dribble early at times and gets trapped in no man's land ... Right hand dominant ... Needs to continue working his off hand (left) ... His ball handling needs polishing if he wants to spend more time as a point guard ... His ball handling limits him when he tries to create his own shot ... Incosistent 3-point shooter, he can be ignored on offense if his shot isn't falling and create spacing problems to his team ... Average Free throw shooter for a guard, shooting below 70% for his career ... Most of the times he drives on straight line and has problems changing direction ... He can occasionaly lose focus when he plays defense on the weak side and lose sight of his opponent ...

Overall:
Adam Mokoka is a freakish athlete who is still learning how to become a good basketball player ... His amazing athleticism and lockdown defender potential make him intriguing ... For him to take the next step though, he has to significantly improve upon his shooting, ball handling and decision making ... He will likely always be by far a better player on defense than on offense, but it's essential for him to improve on that end of the floor so that he can become a good rotation player on the future ...

Stefanos Makris 4/24/19

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