20 - Leandro Bolmaro

6-6, 180 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Argentina International
Birthday
09/11/00 (20.2 yrs)
Hometown
Argentina
Athleticism
7
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
8
Passing
9
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Grievis Vasquez/Denzel Valentine

Strengths: Versatile guard, who can be used in every perimeter position … High basketball I.Q … Great size for a guard … Has a great feel for the game and basketball instincts … Solid level of athleticism … Better leaper than he gets credit for … Plays with a high motor all of the time … Fearless, he will not shy away from high pressure situations … Very good at changing direction and pace while dribbling … Full of energy, can alter the rhythm of a game, playing always on his own pace … Good rebounder for his position … Very good in transition … Excels in the open floor … Can start the break either as the ball handler or filling the wings … Creative with the ball in his hands … Good ball handler … Can either been used as a primary or secondary playmaker … Excellent passer, he can pass from impossible angles at times … Already has elite court vision … He can make passes with either hand … Can play the Pick and Roll at a very good level already, either by finding the rolling big, or going to the basket … Can create his own shot … Very good driver to the basket … Has already some counter moves in his arsenal when driving, with a nice floater … Attacks closeouts and is not afraid to go all the way to the basket … Has shown some promise in Pull Up situations … Has great off ball game, moves excellent without the ball … Very good cutter from the baseline, can catch off guard opponent’s defense … Very active on the defensive end, especially guarding the ball … Nice lateral quickness and defensive instincts … Knows how to chase players around the screens … Fills the passing lanes and makes some steals thanks to his high basketball I.Q …

Weaknesses: He looks longer than he actually is, since he only has an average wingspan (6-7) … He hasn’t really been tested against elite competition, there is a small sample size of him playing against a high level of competition … Really thin frame, he needs to bulk up, especially his upper body … Lacks overall speed and slow first step … He is not explosive enough to create from standstill… Can be a little wild at times and his aggressive nature can get the better of him, which leads to turnovers … Has problems blowing by athletic, long guards, meaning that he may always need a screen to create his own shot … Has problems finishing at the rim against athletic bigs because of his lack of elite athleticism and weak upper body, which is also making it difficult for him to finish through contact … Inconsistent shooter … Not a real threat in Spot Up and Catch and Shoot situations for now … His shooting form looks weird at times, since he rushes things and has inconsistent footwork … Shooting below 70% from the free throw line for his career is worrisome for a variety of reasons … Forces things too often. He should learn to be more patient with the ball in his hands … He can improve his finishing around the basket with his left hand … He should add a back to the basket game to exploit potential mismatches … He can lose focus at times on defense … He is a fighter, but has problems defending in the post against physical wings because of his weak upper body … Can be a little bit of a gambler on defense going for steals, which can put added pressure on his teammates …

Outlook: Leandro Bolmaro is one of the most intriguing international players of his generation, particularly from Latin America … Has a high basketball I.Q, with size for either perimeter position, and is creative with the ball in his hands, a good on ball defender and – above all – he plays with high energy all the time … If he manages to improve his shooting, then he can develop into a solid pro …

Stefanos Makris 11/3/20

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