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Strengths: A hybrid forward with terrific length … He has come out of nowhere during his senior season and has almost tripled his scoring production … Playing mostly on the wing, he is able to use his long strides to slither past defenses and get to the basket … He takes full advantage of his long arms to stretch to the basket for finesse finishes … He has a soft touch around the hoop and an uncanny ability to finish difficult shots in the paint … His jumpshot is fundamental and he is able to make shots from beyond the arc … His midrange jumper is also decent and he is able to shoot off the dribble … Can post up smaller defenders, and likes to use a fairly effective turnaround jumper … He draws a lot of defensive attention because of his scoring, and he is able to make the extra pass to an open teammate for easy scores … Rebounds the ball extremely well on both ends of the floor thanks to his wingspan … Causes problems defensively because he can block shots and get into the passing lanes …
Weaknesses: Has an extremely skinny body, making it hard for him to take contact going to the basket … Needs to add mass and bulk to be able to sustain the physical play at the next level … Not a very explosive athlete … Still a very raw player in terms of skills and basketball IQ … Makes a lot of careless mistakes (both in terms of passing and attacking) … Not great creating scoring opportunities off the dribble (he can handle the ball on occasions, but not comfortable operating off the bounce regularly) …
Borko Popic – 06/22/2010
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A player with size, length and a nice touch on his shot. He is not a pure wing player, but he has a lot of confidence with the ball and is very capable of making plays, either with the shot or with the pass. He showed off his ball handling on the break where he got the ball under the basket and pushed it out in transition with the dribble. He has a smooth looking jumper and is a dangerous threat from beyond the arc. He is a skinny player, but with his length he is able to slither around defenders and still finish plays.