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8 - Marcus Eriksson

6-7, 190 Shooting Guard
Sweden International
Birthday
12/05/93 (26.7 yrs)
Hometown
Uppsala, Sweden
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
6
Strength
6
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
9
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
6
Passing
7
Intangibles
7
84 Overall:

NBA Comparison: John Scheyer

Strenghts: As a 6-7 SG, he has terrific size for the role, combined with a remarkable wingspan … He’s a sharp shooter with fluid mechanics, smooth and quick release and range … His shooting repertoire is complete, both pull-up jumpers and spot-up … Over the last couple of years he has developed a floater, showing more aggressiveness in attacking the rim … Defensively, his wingspan makes him a solid threat in the passing lanes.

Weaknesses: 93 born and still far too skinny to withstand contact at the NBA level .. A decent athlete but not very explosive, his legs are long compared to his upper body, negatively affecting his balance … He’s not very effective nor creative in ISO situations, he’s better in the off the ball game using screens and cuts … His lateral speed is average. Defensively he will likely struggle against more explosive and quicker opponents.

Notes: He made his debut with KFUM Uppsala during the 2009-10 season. He moved to Spain for the 2010-11 season by Manresa Basquet. Signed for the 2011-12 season by FC Barcelona, played with FC Barcelona 2nd team in LEB Silver and the 2012-13 LEB Gold. Sent on loan for 2013-14 season to Manresa Basquet.  Has been member of the Swedish U-16, U-18 and U-20 National Team. Member of the Swedish National Team … Was drafted by Atlanta with the 50th pick in the 2015 NBA draft …

Davide Bortoluzzi 6/26/15

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