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22 - Xavi Rabaseda

6-7, 190 Shooting Guard
Spain International
Birthday
02/24/89 (31.6 yrs)
Hometown
Ripoll, Spain
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
7
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
7
Potential
8
Passing
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison:

Strengths: A player who has shown very good progression in the past year … He is just the last of the Spanish phenomenons; his talent, even clear from the beginning, finally began to emerge within the last season with Fuenlabrada … He played in U16, U18 and U20 national team, but only this year he was he able to show his value in ACB, the top European League … Xavi is a shooting guard with an ideal body for the NBA: he is 6-6 and his athleticism make him an interesting prospect for the draft … With his size and his “air skills”, he can attack the rim effectively, but he can also shoot from the three point line … Moreover he is smart, good decision maker. He can dribble and pass the ball very well: within the rotation, he can even handle the point guard some … Working hard on his skills …

Weaknesses: Lacks a fiery personality. At times appears too comfortable with just being a team guy instead of demanding the ball and showing the desire to stand out … Did not impress at tthe 2010 Treviso Eurocamp, although the talent was apparent. And did not participate in 2011 … He lacks of a mid-range game, and he must improve his shot, both from free throws line (69% in last season) and long distance (32%) … Right now he is too light to play in the NBA, and he needs another year in Europe to increase his experience at high level … Still very much a project for the NBA … 

Notes: Has a shot to be drafted in the 2nd round as he would be a solid player to draft and leave in Europe for a few years to see how he develops over the next few years …

Giovanni Conte 6/21/11

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