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22 - James Birsen

6-9, 220 Small Forward
Turkey International
Birthday
04/06/95 (25.3 yrs)
Hometown
Kadiköy, Turkey
TBL Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
6
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
9
Intangibles
8
90 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Hedo Turkoglu

Strengths: Birsen is a very talented player; despite his young age, he shows a natural feel for the game … He plays like a point forward with great playmaking ability for others … He can do everything on the basketball court: he is tall, skinny, elegant and well balanced … His long arms, along with his ability to box-out the opponent, make him a great rebounder … He is not a one-man show, he is a very altruistic player, with  good basketball vision to pass the ball … Birsen is right handed, but uses the left hand with great confidence, finding cutters and teammates for easy baskets … He has good footwork, that he uses to beat the defenders less agile than him … On the defensive end, he shows a great attitude and good understanding and technique …

Weaknesses: The first aspect that he needs to improve is his shot: the technique is not perfect, but most of all he has to use his legs more, in order to give a better trajectory on his shot … His greatest defect is the position of the body, which is too erect, which slows down his movements. Another aspect that needs to improve is the physical strength: he must add muscles to his upper body which will increase his leaping ability … He is not a natural (vocal) leader, and sometimes he appears too soft, needs to be a little more fiery … Needs to improve his game and his mental strength; but he is really young, has great talent and has all the time to improve and be a star in the future …

Notes: Full name is James Metecan Birsen.

Lorenzo Moretti 1/6/12

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