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14 - Arsalan Kazemi

6-7, 230 Power Forward
Oregon Senior
Birthday
04/22/90 (29.6 yrs)
Hometown
Esfahan, Iran
High School
The Patterson School
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
6
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
6
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
9
Potential
6
Post Skills
6
Intangibles
9
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Jon Brockman

Strengths: Incredible pound-for-pound rebounder, averaged over 10 rpg in his 4 year college career and was one of the NCAA’s premier per-minute rebounders … Toughness which allows him to do damage in the paint, fantastic nose for the ball … Hustles and fights for offensive rebounds, gets most of his points near the basket … Has some ability to put the ball on the floor in space … Good passer with solid vision … Gets to the foul line with aggressive play, has a high rate for doing so with the limited possessions he uses … Plays passing lanes well, pesky defender with nice hands … Willing to sacrifice his body by taking charges, not afraid of getting in harms way … Off ball defense is solid due to his hustle, will front people to stop them from getting to their spots … Very low maintainance with a strong work ethic … Used to playing without the ball, very willing to set screens and do the dirty work … Gives maximum effort in his minutes on the floor, contributions come beyond the stat sheet

Weaknesses: Undersized for a PF and does not have the speed or range to defend the wing … Shooting range is very limited, showed no pedigree for outside shooting during his time in college and rarely scored past 12-15 feet … Despite having solid length, could definitely be bothered by length and strength on both ends of the floor … Not very fast as far as straight line speed, does not show blow by ability when guarded by bigger players … More of a slasher than a post threat, limited skills with his back-to-the-basket … Can struggle with double teams, has a hard time putting the ball on the floor without space … Does not create offense for himself beyond hitting the offensive glass, got very few of his points in transition … Still weighs only 228 lbs, should probably put on some weight if he hopes to be defending PF’s at the NBA level … A decent athlete by PF standards, however his body is definitely closer to a SF if anything

Notes: The first Iranian national to play Division I basketball … Has played nationally for Iran’s Senior Mens Team … Spent first three seasons at Rice University and his last season at the University of Oregon … Finished with over 1500 points and 1300 rebounds for his NCAA career with averages of 11.7 ppg and 10.1 rpg (along with 1.7 spg and 1.5 apg) … Knows his role incredibly well, great leader and teammate … Will be expected to go in, play aggressive and do what he does best, which is get rebounds … Taken 54th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards, with his rights later traded to the Philadelphia 76ers

Michael Visenberg 6/28/13

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