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24 - Omer Asik

7-0, 250 Power Forward/Center
Turkey International
Birthday
07/04/86 (34.4 yrs)
Hometown
Bursa, Turkey
Euroleague Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
8
Strength
6
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
6
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
8
Potential
8
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
8
90 Overall:

NBA Comparison: N/A

Simon Dresden – 2/15/2008

Strengths: Consistency is his calling card as he always gives his team some points and an equal share of rebounds while being a capable shot blocker at the Euroleague level (should be able to be a solid shot blocker at the NBA level as well) … Center seems to be his natural position as he loves playing with his back to the basket possessing a good assortment of moves to get his shot off … He is a tenacious rebounder going for the offensive boards as well as wiping the defensive glass … A late bloomer who has progressed considerably over the last 2 years. He possesses a good reach and good hands, and his frame appears to be able to add weight …

Weaknesses: To play at the NBA level, he has to work on his body as he is thin by NBA center standards … He does not possess the skill set to make up for his good but not excellent size and probably is a little un-athletic to go down to the four slot. Lacks a great shot from beyond the paint area. Must extend his range … Too right hand dependant. Should look to improve his use of his left hand … A poor free throw shooter at below 50%. Must improve upon this to become an effective scorer … His progression over the past 2 years gives him a lot of hope, but he will need to continue to work hard and bulk up and improve his shooting and skill level.

Notes: Had a great season for his Turkish club that opened up some eyes and when Fenerbahce offered him to play at Europe’s highest level on a consistent basis he jumped at the opportunity. Thrown into the fire right away he played from gameday 8 on to the end of the regular season.

YouTube Clip – 1/1/2001

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