Sep 20, 2012
Apr 19, 2021
NBA Comparison: Sergei Monia
Strengths: NBA-ready body … Great size for a wing … Solid wingspan (measured 6’11’’) … Versatile player with the ability to play both forward positions and occasionally at shooting guard … Plays with good energy in both ends of the floor … Good leaper with either foot … Aggressive when attacking the rim … Can finish above the rim … Shows the ability to knock down shots in catch and shoot as well as in spot up situations … He doesn’t need the ball in his hands to be effective … Good free throw shooter … Solid first step, which helps him attack close outs very well … Can score from inside and outside … Knows how to create mismatches on offence, using his size against smaller players and his quickness against taller players … Moves well without the ball … A good slasher … Very good rebounder for a wing especially on the offensive end … Willing passer … Works hard on defense … Very physical defender with good lateral quickness … Good low stance … Can defend multiple positions due to his size and body built … Great shot blocker for a wing … Team player …
Weaknesses: Good athlete, but not elite … May be consider a tweener at the next level, mainly because plays a lot at the power forward position in his team … Has limited playing time … Slow shot release … Changes his release when opponents close out at him … Ball handling is average for a wing at the next level … His dribble is too high, making it easy for opponents to strip the ball away … Not effective on pick and roll situations as the ball handler … Shoot off the dribble needs work … Lacks an in between game … Struggles to create his own shoot … Limited in ISO situations… Drives in straight line and can’t change direction … Has problems when attacking the rim against longer players … Streaky shooter … Not really a threat if his shoot isn’t falling … Forces bad passes when he gets double teamed … Lateral quickness has to improve to be able to defend perimeter players at the next level … At times he is too aggressive and energetic on defense, which leads to bad fouls …
Notes: Draft eligible (1994 born) wing with a chance to be selected … Likely a Euroleague player for a majority of his career with a chance to break into the NBA someday if he develops …. Has been a member of the German Junior National teams. He was the starting small forward for German National team on FIBA Eurobasket 2015, where he averaged 5.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.8 blocks per game in 26.6 minutes of playing time.
Stefanos Makris 1/28/16
December 5, 2011