NBA Comparison: Primoz Brezec
Strengths: Great size and length for his position … He is already an intimidating force on both ends of the floor … Rim Protector … Good athlete for a player his size … Runs the floor well … Very a good vertical leap … Impressive agility and coordination for a big man … He is good in pick and roll situations … Has good hands and makes difficult catches in traffic and on the move … Active rebounder, especially on the offensive glass … Over time has developed some post moves … Can turn from either shoulder … Can finish with both hands … Solid Midrange game, can shoot from 15 feet … Better passer than most people think … Possesses high basketball I.Q.
Weaknesses: Good, but not great athlete … Lacking in lateral quickness … Struggles defending the pick and roll against quick guards … He gets pushed around too easily for a player his size and he has to bulk up his upper body to be able to handle the next level … Not as effective as he should be in pick and roll situations, mainly because he doesn’t always roll hard to the basket … He has to work on his shot mechanics to be a consistent threat from midrange… Mediocre free throw shooter, but shows room for improvement … Post Play and foot work on the block still needs a lot of work … Has problems finishing through contact … Also has to improve his stamina …
Notes: He was just 14 years and 6 months old when he made his debut in Greek Basket League with Peristeri, on the 5th of January, 2012, against his current team, Panathinaikos … Attended Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, for the School year 2013/14 and then returned to Greece to sign a multi-year contract with Panathinaikos … Has been a member of the Greek junior national teams … He was voted in the All-Tournament team of the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.
Stefanos Makris 1/11/16