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13 - Ignas Brazdeikis

Michigan 

  • Birthday: 1/8/99
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-7
  • Wt: 220
  • Hometown: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • High School: Orangeville Prep
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2019
Mock:  47

NBA Comparison: Dillon Brooks/Kyle Singler

Strengths: A natural scorer, very aggressive in finding ways to get points … Has elite touch on his drives … Good 3-point shooter (39.2%)... Has the NBA-coveted ability to create his own shot … Makes the most of his natural athletic gifts ... Led Michigan in scoring as a freshman at just under 15 ppg ... Will battle more athletic players and closes the talent gap with intangibles and heart ... Average quickness but possesses a surprising first step… Has a really good feel for the game… Should be a productive pick-and-roll guy at the next level … Uses his strong shoulders to absorb contact well, and finish off plays … Wide physical frame that will allow him to add 10-15 lbs of muscle early in his career … Competes at a high level on both ends of the court and on the glass … His fierce attitude will help cover for aspects of his game that he lacks physically ... Very solid and consistent demeanor and performer ... Over-achiever type ...

Weaknesses:
The biggest question will be on the defensive end as he lacks ideal length and in particular foot speed … At 6’7 and not that much bigger of a wingspan (6’8) he won’t possess the quickness and length to stay in front of and check NBA small forwards, nor the length or physicality to match the power forwards… 8'5 standing reach is good for a shooting guard, but small at the 3 position ... His toughness will help him initially but over time he will have to figure out how to overcome his defensive deficiencies… Offensively, to become elite he’ll have to improve his vision and playmaking skills for his teammates, otherwise he’ll put himself in a situation where he may be valued only as a spot-up shooter ... A good but not great shooter, but could improve as time goes on considering his level of dedication ... Shot 77% from the free throw line, which is solid but if shooting is his forte, he'll need to raise that ...

Outlook: The Lithuanian born-Canadian raised athlete has offensive skills that could land him a spot on an NBA roster for multiple years … Landing on a roster that plays small lineups should benefit him, especially on the defensive end where coaches will have an easier time finding him the right matchup… He will have to expand his game offensively in order to become a quality scorer in the league, but at only 20 years old he’ll have time ...

Notes: Hails from Oakville, Ontario, Canada ... Born in Lithuania ... His father, Sigitas Brazdeikis, is a 6-6 former professional MMA fighter from Lithuania ... Nicknamed "Iggy" ... Competed at the 2018 Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon ... Measured 6’7, 223, 6’8.75 wingspan, 8’5 standing reach at the Hoop Summit ... Plays mostly left-handed on the floor, but is right-handed in his every day life ...Averaged 14.8 ppg, 5.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game in 37 games as a freshman ...

Brian Cerone 4/21/19

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