14 - Matteo Spagnolo

6-5, 195 Point Guard
Italy International
Birthday
01/10/03 (19.9 yrs)
Hometown
Brindisi, Italy
International Team
Cremona
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
6
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
7
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Beno Udrih

Strengths: Naturally talented combo guard… Good size for a point guard… Good length, with a wingspan measured at 6-8 feet… High basketball I.Q… Plays with confidence… Can make smart plays on offense… Very good shooting mechanics… Good shooter off the dribble… Has a good pull up game, with range going all the way up to 3-point line… Dependable free throw shooter… Can create his own shot to some degree… Has the ability to take and make difficult, contested shots… Has 3-level scorer potential… Knows his way around screens… Not afraid to attack the basket with aggressive drives and finish plays with either hand… Has a semi dependable floater in his arsenal… Can use a screen to his advantage as the ball handler… Plays the Pick and Roll at a good level as a ball handler… Good court vision, can find cutters to the basket… Better at passing to a 3rd player in the perimeter in Pick and Roll actions… Creative passer, can make some difficult passes in traffic… Can play on and off the ball… Solid defender when he is fully engaged… A click above average lateral quickness… Knows how to fill the passing lanes and make steals… Takes advantage of his length on defense… Good help defender…

Weaknesses: Not a real point guard just yet… A little undersized for a two guard on the next level… He should add some weight on his upper body… Average athlete by NBA standards… Inconsistent, can have some great moments and some bad ones, even in the same game… Has the tendency to rush things on offense… Decision making isn’t completely there yet… More of a streaky shooter for now… Surprisingly average shooter in Spot Ups for his skill set, he should find a way to be more consistent… Can be a ball stopper on offense, doing too many dribbles… Overconfident at times, he has the tendency to take some bad shots… Still needs work in Pick and Roll actions finding the rolling big… Average athleticism limits him when driving to the basket, has problems finishing through length and traffic… Bad assist/turnover ratio… Has problems against athletic point guards on defense… Bigger opponents can bully their way to the basket against him… Has problems in Pick and Roll defense, gets stuck behind screens

Outlook: Matteo Spagnolo is a talented combo guard… More of a two-guard than a point guard for now, his biggest weapon is his shot making ability off the dribble and above average reading of the game… Defensively has his limitations despite his length due to his average athleticism, while on offense it’s his shooting selection that can cause him some problems… For him to play on the next level, he has to convince everyone that he can be a full time point guard and then improve in Spot Up shooting

Notes: Measured: 6’4.0” barefoot, 6’5.5” in shoes, 8’6.0” standing reach, 196.2 lbs, 6’8.0” wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine …

Stefanos Makris 6/22/22

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