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14 - George de Paula

6-6, 200 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Brazil International
Birthday
05/24/96 (24 yrs)
Hometown
Diadema, Brazil
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
10
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
6
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
6
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
8
Potential
7
Passing
8
Intangibles
6
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Orien Greene

Strengths: Great size for the PG position, has amazing physical tools to play basketball, 7’ 0” wingspan with huge hands and a strong body at his age at 200 pounds … Possesses some intriguing PG skills, very good ball handling, with great crossovers, hesitation moves, change of directions, combo moves,  creating plays for himself and teammates … Knows how to post up smaller players … Good court vision, always looking for the open man for a drive and dish, a creative passer … From a defensive standpoint, he’s capable of defending on the ball, has good feet, and also good plays the passing lanes well with his amazing arms … Has the potential to be very good on rebounds on both ends and block shots … Can contest shots and disrupt jumpers … Just 19 years old, so has time to improve …

Weaknesses: Not an athletic player, doesn’t have great leaping ability and lacks an explosive first step … Experience and feel for the game are low … Has a tendency to over dribble … Sometimes takes ill advised shots and misses opportunities because of that … Doesn’t have a good midrange shot, and needs to improve his shot selection … Form and fundamentals on his shot are bad … Has a long, looping release which makes it difficult for him to get it off, and difficult to replicate consistently … Assist/TO rate is not good, makes bad decisions on the court causing TO … Needs to be more unselfish and concentrate, doesn’t have great focus … Need to improve his defensive skills, don’t have good fundamental skills on D, relies upon his amazing body …

Notes: Full name is "George Lucas Alves de Paula" … Measured 6′ 4.5” barefoot, 197.0 lbs, with a 7′ 0” wingspan, 8′ 8” standing reach, 6.70% body fat at the NBA draft combine …

Rodrigo Sperandio 5/26/15

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