11 - Yam Madar

6-3, 180 Point Guard
Israel International
Birthday
12/21/00 (19.9 yrs)
Hometown
Tel Aviv, Israel
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
9
Strength
6
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
7
Passing
9
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Earl Watson

Strengths: Scrappy, ultra competitive and gritty point guard, who always leaves it all on the floor … Great energy on both ends of the court, can change the tempo of a game … He is not explosive, but he is quick enough to stand at the next level… Has great feel for the game… High basketball I.Q … Excellent ball handler, who can change pace and direction at a great level already, with some nice hesitation dribbles … A true floor general, he is a natural playmaker … Loves to run the break and find teammates in transition … Excels in the open floor and makes quick decisions as a ball handler … Has a nice pull up jumper from mid-range with solid form … Has shown some potential finishing with either hand at the rim … Has a nice in-between game with, mixing it up with some runners and floaters … Creative with the ball in his hands … Flashy passer … Has very good court vision … Can make great one hand passes with either hand … Likes to make life easier for his teammates … He can play the Pick and Roll at a good level and can either find the rolling big or pass to the perimeter. .. Good rebounder for his position … A true “pest” on defense … Has all the tools to become a pesky, lock down defender … He doesn’t back down from anyone on the defensive end … Loves to pressure the opposing point guard full court … Makes life miserable for a ball handler … Has very good lateral quickness and active hands, which leads to a lot of steals … Fights his way around ball screens … Hunts his opponent player around off ball screens …

Weaknesses: He is a just above average athlete by NBA standards … Lacks elite explosiveness, which could be a problem at the next level … Has a thin frame, he needs to bulk up, especially in the upper body, otherwise he will be a switch target on defense … Has problems finishing through contact at the rim because of his thin frame and average leaping ability … Can’t really blow by quick opponents in the half court because of his lack of an explosive first step and strength … Has problems when the defense switches and he’s up against mobile bigs, as he often settles for contested shots because he can’t drive to the basket. .. Inconsistent shooter … Below average 3-point shooter … Not a real threat in Spot up and Catch and Shoot situations … Can’t really shoot coming off screens … Has had problems in Pick an Roll situations against switch and drop coverage, he’s too hesitant because he can’t create his own shot with consistency … If an opposing team takes away his drive and forces him to become a scorer, he can have problems, at least at this stage of his career … He can be a little wild at times on the offensive end of the floor … Has the tendency to try risky passes, or passes that just aren’t there … His competitive nature and enthusiasm can take the best of him on defense and he could either commit unnecessary fouls or get blown by, which adds pressure on his team … Bigger guards can post him up with ease, despite his fighting spirit because of his thin frame…

Stefanos Makris 11/14/20

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