23 - Juhann Begarin

6-6, 215 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
France Class of 2021
08/07/02 (19.2 yrs)
Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
High School
International Team
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot

Strengths: Athletic combo guard with good size … Versatile, can be used in all perimeter positions … Explosive athlete, has NBA athleticism … Great leaper off one foot… Has a great first step … Elite length with a wingspan measured at 7′ feet … Already has a strong body .. Good basketball I.Q … Has a good motor …  Decent ball handler with either hand … A joy to watch in transition, loves to run on the open floor … Can be an one-man fast break, he is always a threat in transition … Good passing concepts in transition and improving in 5-on-5 situations … Very good slasher … Attacks the rim whenever he has the chance and finishes strong, he is not afraid to try to dunk against bigger players … His explosive first step helps him in isolation situations … Has been a solid in Pull Ups from mid-range in FIBA’s junior games … Improving as a shooter, has shown promise in Spot Up 3’s … Can play on and off the ball… Has been acceptable passer in Pick and Roll situations finding the rolling big or a 3rd man … Has shown willingness to Post Up smaller opponents with encouraging results … Above average rebounder for his position … Great lateral quickness … Good on ball defender … Body, length and athleticism make him a very versatile defender… Has all the tools to be able to guard all perimeter positions … Uses length and athleticism to fill the passing lanes and make steals … Good help defender, knows when to come from the weak side – or the strong side – and help … Good shot blocker for a guard, not afraid to contest shots, can even do some chase down blocks …

Weaknesses: Inconsistent … Kind of raw, his game needs polishing … Feel for the game still needs some work … Hasn’t been tested against elite competition yet … It is a question mark how he will react when he will be evenly matched athletically in the next level … Hasn’t fully developed as a point guard yet, more of a shooting guard at this stage … Has been used mostly as a two-guard, so he might need some time before adjusting as a point guard if he is asked to do it … Decision making needs work … He does things just too fast at times, which leads to turnovers … Turnover prone… Bad assist/turnover ratio … He still needs work as a passer … Should improve his court vision and the way he is reading the game… Not a great finisher at the rim despite his physical profile… Shooting selection can be a little iffy, could avoid some mid-range pull ups and try to attack the basket.. Not a consistent 3-point shooter yet, still needs some work in that area… Bad free throw shooter for a guard (shooting in the low 60s’ from the stripe)… Doesn’t draw as many fouls as someone would expect for a player with his athleticism, skill set and playing style… He can suffer from tunnel vision when he is driving to the basket … He can be too dependent on hsi physical skills on defense … Loses focus when guarding off the ball … Occasionally forgets to box out … Could improve when he is chasing players around screens … Can be too energetic on defense and commit some unnecessary fouls … Jumps too often on pump fakes

Notes: Measured 6’4.75” barefoot, 6’6.25” in shoes 8’8.5” standing reach, 214.4 lbs, and 6’11.75” wingspan at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine …

Stefanos Makris 7/26/21