45 - Mãozinha Pereira

6-7, 200 Small Forward
Brazil International
Birthday
08/28/00 (21.8 yrs)
Hometown
Brazil
International Team
Fortaleza Basket
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
8
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Matt Barnes

Strengths: Plays with great intensity. High motor … Keeps good control of the ball … He’ll fight for all the rebounds, for all the ball possessions, he leaves life on the court every game. Fast and explosive, he plays above the rim, capable of making incredible dunks. Long arms (7-1 wingspan) and big hands … Run the fast breaks very well, transitions quickly through his athleticism … It is the style of player that point guards love, as he moves very well off the ball … Great on rebounds on both sides of the court, being very active is a big problem for defenses on the offensive rebound … In just one participation in the Brazilian National Championship, he is the record holder for rebounds in a single game with 24 rebounds and finished the season the leader in rebounds per game … He works hard, has been improving his offensive repertoire … He has improved his shooting mechanics in short and long distance … Good defender, quick on cover, decent on blocks, able to defend smaller players. Elected the best young player in Brazil in the 21/22 season.

Weaknesses: He needs to improve his shot selection and shooting ability … He is not a player capable of creating plays through dribbling … Needs to improve his ball handling. ability to create off the dribble and drive to the rim …  Defensively he still struggles against stronger players … Needs to add a few pounds of muscle … Level of competition and lack of notoriety makes it harder for him to be drafted and likely a guy that will have to prove himself at the highest levels in Europe before getting an NBA shot …

Notes: Full name: “Mãozinha” João Marcello Cardoso Pereira … He will represent Brazil with the under 23 selection in the Global Games in Canada between the 5th and 10th of July …

Rodrigo Sperandio 6/21/22

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