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8 - Christian Eyenga

6-6, 210 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Congo International
Birthday
06/22/89 (31.1 yrs)
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
6
Potential
8
Passing
6
Intangibles
6
85 Overall:

Strengths: He has played in DKV Joventut for their second team (PRATA-LEB League) most of the year, also had a couple of games in Euroleague and ACB (few minutes) … Athletic and long player with great all-around physical ability … Plays SF most of the time in PRATA-LEB League … Eyenga has improved his overall game tremendously (offensively and defensively) in the past year … His basketball IQ and understanding of the game has risen … Now he is a better decision maker with the ball on the floor and attacks the basket much more (used to be raw) … Has great elevation when going for rebounds or alley-oop situations (he can really get up there) … Eyenga has developed solid shooting mechanics with a nice follow-through and good elevation on his jump-shot; last year he looked like he couldn’t shoot the ball at all and now is looking very good at times (PRATA-LEB League). Possesses solid outside range out to 3pt (34% from 3PT). If he hits first few shots from the perimeter in a row he gets very confident and he is very difficult to guard … Eyenga has good balance in his offensive game and almost the same number of outside shots as well as free-throws … Solid free-throw shooter at 72 % from the free-throw line … Good rebounder at both ends of the floor due to his length and athleticism … Can block shots well due to his length and timing … Has all attributes to develop into a very good all-around player in the near future.

Weaknesses:
Played most of the time at the PF in past few years and juniors, so still getting familiar with the wing … Lacks experience and fundamentals for NBA … Eyenga is still a raw player offensively and still has trouble beating defenders off the dribble … He is too predictable at times and drives to his right most of the time … He still has lots of room to improve in these areas … Relies too much on his jumping ability when going up for rebounds, needs to work on his positioning and fundamentals … Defensively he has to improve (right now he relies on his athleticism) … Eyenga still needs to work on his jump-shot; must become a more consistent outside shooter and better 3pt shooter as well in order to be offensive threat at the next level …

Stevan Petrovic 5/10/09

-Special thanks to Carlos Frade, assstant coach from Gran Canaria (ACB)

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