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23 - Alexey Shved

6-6, 178 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Russia International
Birthday
12/16/88 (31.8 yrs)
Hometown
Belgorod, Russia
Team Site Profile
Euroleague Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
8
Strength
5
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Penny Hardaway

 

Strengths: A 6-7 natural point guard with immense upside … A real competitor, also very smart. Charismatic … Really has a great feel for the game at a young age … Has it all offensively with the ability to shoot off the dribble with range as well as take it to the basket … Tremendous passer and ball handler … Has a nasty crossover and handles the ball well against the quickest of defenders … Makes the game look very easy … Creates baskets for his teammates and makes those around him better … Very bouncy, good leaper with huge wingspan … Looks very young. Could still be growing … Has huge hands giving him added control over the ball … Applies himself defensively and shows good instincts staying in front of his man and not biting on fakes … One of the top overall prospects in all of Europe …

Weaknesses: His frame is very long but his shoulders are narrow and he is very skinny … May never be a very strong player, but as a point guard, that’s less important … Added strength will allow him to drive to the basket and absorb contact better … He’ll also be able to use his size better on the boards … Being from Russia, he has some hurdles to cross as a number of recent Russian players (besides AK47) have struggled to make the transition to the NBA/USA culture …

Aran Smith – 6/17/2007

NBADraft.net Interview

YouTube Clip – 6/11/2009

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