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7 - Evan Fournier

6-7, 204 Shooting Guard
France International
Birthday
10/29/92 (27.4 yrs)
Hometown
Charenton-le-Pont, France
Athleticism
6
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Marco Belinelli

Strengths: Has a really solid, strong body that helps him attacking the rim; he is not so explosive, but his first step allows him to beat opponents off the dribble … Very crafty offensively. He is a natural talent, and can score in many ways: shooting from three, attacking the basket and spotting up … Very adept at driving and dishing … Also has a nice left hand, and can grab rebounds, both in offense and defense … The trademark to his game is his ability to score clutch baskets. He seems to live for crunch time … Sees the floor exceptionally well for a 19 year old … He also is a very difficult defensive assignment because he is always in motion, working hard to get open looks … Defensively, he has nice position and good foot work, plays smart, not overly aggressive … Tremendous attitude, work ethic. Willing to put the work in to maximize his abilities …

Weaknesses: Plays below the rim. Below average explosiveness will make finishing at the rim a challenge for him in the NBA … He doesn’t have any great defects, but absolutely needs to improve his three point shot, still too inconsistent to be a threat at the NBA level … He can do almost everything on the basketball court, but has areas that must be improved upon: he must pass better, shoot with more confidence, finish better …

Overall: Became the youngest player in French League history to score more than 20 points … A player that is very advanced for his age and considered the top International prospect for the 2012 NBA draft … If he is inserted into a well balanced system, he could have an immediate impact on the game, and could be an important member of a supporting cast … Fournier will have until June 18th to decide to withdraw or leave his name in this year’s NBA draft …

Lorenzo Moretti 5/10/12

Considered to be the top European shooting guard talent of the 1992 age group, alongside Italy’s Alessandro Gentile.

Courtesy: Poitiers Basket 86

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6 Comments

  1. Be careful very good and talented player

    be very careful with this very good and talented player can score! He was the youngest player to score in france! 21 points in 20 minutes at only 18! Believe me, some guys in my team played him when he was 14 in charenton, and they said he was not playable cause he’s too good! Athleticism and high basketball IQ, (and good jum shot) makes this player very good! Next nicolas batum?

  2. Be careful very good and talented player

    be very careful with this very good and talented player can score! He was the youngest player to score in france! 21 points in 20 minutes at only 18! Believe me, some guys in my team played him when he was 14 in charenton, and they said he was not playable cause he’s too good! Athleticism and high basketball IQ, (and good jum shot) makes this player very good! Next nicolas batum?