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21 - Ilkan Karaman

6-10, 236 Power Forward
turkey.gif Turkey International
Birthday
05/13/90 (29.5 yrs)
Hometown
Istanbul, Turkey
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
9
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
6
Rebounding
7
Potential
7
Post Skills
6
Intangibles
6
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison:

Strengths: His physique resembles “The Thing”, from Marvel comic books … He’s another big man from Turkey, not quite as big as Aldemir or Asik, but more bouncy and with more athletic skills … Late bloomer with apparent potential left to develop …. His body is very strong, with long arms, and so he is a great rebounder with good ability to finish in the paint … He’s left-handed and surprisingly can shoot out to the three point line … He played an excellent season in Turkish League, finished with more than 10 points and 6.5 rebs per game … In 2012 Eurocamp he showed many improvements from last year …

Weaknesses: Feel for the game remains very raw … Consistency is not there. Disappears for stretches of games … Doesn’t know how to properly use his size and strength advantage in the post … His skill level is low for NBA standard. Post moves are remedial … He is not very effective with his right hand, and he has to improve his efficiency in free throws …

Giovanni Conte 6/15/12

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