6 - Andrew Albicy

5-10, 175 Point Guard
France International
03/21/90 (30.5 yrs)
Sèvres, France
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Muggsey Bogues

Strengths: Diminutive floor general with scoring and PG skills … He has the ability to change speed and runs the break well … Has improved his shooting percentage from the arc and built a trustworthy floater from mid-range … He attacks the basket with confidence, strong body allows him to withstand contact and stay on balance … Solid ball handling skills with both hands … He has good court vision, able to find cutters from outside the arc … Lateral quickness, intensity and quick hands make him a reliable defender even by NBA standards …

Weaknesses: Size. Lacks ideal height for the NBA … Could become a victim of mismatches with NBA PGs attemting to post him u p… He lacks great leaping ability and the quickness expected from a prospect of his size … He needs to improve shooting off the dribble … Unable to open the court effectively when defense collapses on him … He needs to improve shot mechanics, becoming faster and more fluid …

Notes: During 2010/2011 he had his breakout season, leading U20 France National team to European Championship and playing also with senior national teams in 2010 World Championship and 2011 Eurobasket … After a disappointing 2011 Eurocamp he dropped his name from 2011 NBA draft early entrants list. 11.4 pts, 4.1 ass, 2.3 reb during this ProA season with Gravelines Dunkerque …

Davide Bortoluzzi 6/2/12

Strengths: Waterbug point guard with tremendous speed … A one man defensive wrecking crew … Teams in international competitions have to adapt their game plan to his defensive hounding of the ball … Great at stealing the ball from his man in the open court and has great anticipation intercepting passes in the passing lanes … Adept at handling the ball with either the left or right hand … Great at running the team at the half court and on the open floor … Has improved tremendously in the last year in his decision making … Good free throw shooter … Streaky from the 3 point line … Has developed a tear drop over the last year … Has played significant minutes in the French Pro A for team Paris-Levallois …
Weaknesses: At 5-foot-10 he has tremendous speed and a great ability to get to the hole but lacks the height and the ability to finish at times due to his lack of size … His lack of size is also a disadvantage when running the team as he must work much harder to see over defenders and get the ball to teammates … As mentioned he has developed a tear drop but he needs to use it more instead of over penetrating … A streak 3 point shooter, he needs to become more consistent with his jumper … He releases his shot behind his head and his lack of height forces him to create more space; this leads him to take some less advisable long jumpers … If not for his lack of height he would be a more highly rated NBA prospect …

Notes: Has had a good summer in getting known by NBA scouts: declaring and withdrawing from the NBA Draft, playing in Treviso Eurocamp, was voted MVP of the Under-20 European Tournament where he led France to the Championship, and being selected to be part of the French National team for the FIBA 2010 World Championships where he had a strong performance helping France upset Spain in the opening rounds …

Eric Guilleminault 8/29/10

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