Nice kick out passer when he draws in the defense driving to the hole. He can really see the whole court on the drive.
He is a great pick and roll point guard. He played in a pick and roll
offense. Against Italy he had 3 Assist and was 4 of 5 on shots off the
Pick and Roll. Those are some numbers that Brad Stevens really digs.
Terrific job boxing out his man, and rebounding on the weakside. He will
play shooting guard when they bring in their veteran PG. He is still bigger than any SG he faced. He gets terrific position on the weakside rebound, and will draw fouls boxing out the Wings on the rebound. Goes and gets the rebound when
it drops in a crowd, and no one else reacts.
equally well with either hand. He can dribble hard left, and pull up for
the jumper. Great job playing off the Pick to get to the hole and leaping
over the defender for the high kiss off the glass. Nice job dragging both
defenders off the pick, and then passing back to the roller for the layup.
He will sometimes jump up to pass over the defender to his Big in the
Paint. Great Pick and Roll Point Guard.
Nice free throw shooter. He has the height to receive the pass in the paint, up fake, and shoot the layup between two Bigs. He can juke the smaller quicker PG right, and explode lefty to the hoop. He has some fancy passing skills as well. He can zip a pass out to a wing shooter behind his head as he draws in two Bigs.
Very herky jerky dribbles who stops a little too much sometimes. He is so
young. So obviously he needs to be more decisive with the ball in his hands. Nice lefty handle, and he can go to left and pass to his open wing. Nice job hopping around a defender, going left, and snapping a pass to a cutter for the layup. Still making rookie turnovers.
shoots the Three well running off the screen to his right. Likes to slow a
little, when he has time, to shoot the Three. "Schroeder had those issues when he came
out," a scout said. "And now he’s a damn good player." Doesn't always explode up
and use his legs well on his Three. Plays the traffic cop well, and
directs the offensive set.
He is so quick leaving his man to go to the shooter and leap into his face that he causes a lot of missed shots. Such great length and leap that he can get beat by the crossover badly, and still leap back and up, to get a hand in the shooters face to cause the miss. Nice recovery speed when
he gets out of position on defense, especially off picks. He doesn't have to have great position to cause the miss because of his length. He is also terrific at rebounding his man's misses.
He can work through multiple picks to force his man to miss, and then grab the rebound off the miss and lead the break. He can rebound over a guard who is boxing him out. Excellent feet pressing the PG, but he will get a little too reachy sometime. He has such great length that they have him cover small forwards sometimes. Very nice job forcing the PG to his left into a teammate, and getting around his teammate and using his long arms to get a hand in the PG's face to help cause the miss.
is a great high riser and easily power dunks with a thunder two hand slam.
"I love the kid," an NBA coach
said. "He’s strong, shoots it. He was one of my favorites there. He’s a point guard, with
Mudiay size, with a better shot now." Great elevation and long arms to play over the rim.
He is a young kid playing in one of the top leagues in the world. He can harass smaller older and quick point guards into panicking and falling to the floor and whipping the ball at a teammate. Terrific feet, and his 7-foot wingspan destroys smaller twitchier PGs. Nice job squeezing through big picks, and getting back in front of his man.
has top defensive anticipation and burst. "People don’t know him," an
exec said. "In the junior level, he dominates. Our USA [Under 18] team couldn’t play against him. At the junior level, the kid just dominates, and that’s where you have to factor in. He plays in a pro league, so he’s not really getting the minutes right now. He’s starting to play a little more and he’s putting up numbers over there now."
He can explode in front of the other
PG, and steal the pass. Once he is in the open court he is always a threat
was very much improved this past season. He is bigger and heavy. But still
can make those odd passes that make his teammates better. Not a fan of the
crosscourt pass, but he got the ball into his shooter's hands in great position at
the Angle (:05). Nice crossover to both sides, off the Pick, to get an easy
foul line jumper (:20). And remember he is playing against grown men and
plays great defense behind his eyes with great anticipation. Watch the
great leap and extension to block the shot of the smaller PG (:27). Nice
inbounds passer. He can make the passes that make his teammates look
better (:37). Great quicks and feet on defense. Watch how he cuts off the
smaller PG's drive, first to the left and then the right. Then he uses his
long arms to steal the ball (:42). Not only is that great defense, but
then he transitions into offense right away. He makes the pass in the
break to give his teammate a freebie.
shooter cutting off picks (:50). He also has the size and length to be a
good rebounder. Then watch him advance the ball beautiful to give his
lesser shooting teammate an open Three (1:00). Anther
great inbounds pass to a teammate cutting to the hoop (1:10). He
makes the passes that make his teammates look better (1:17). Here
is a simple slip pass when a defender reaches in on him.
is a great Pick and Roll PG. He was near perfect on the Pick and Roll in
this game. That might be Brad Stevens favorite Shot: the Three off the
Pick and Roll. Which is a Euro Three. Which is further from the
hoop than the college Three. He shot that from NBA range (1:23). He
shoots it a little slow sometimes. But is a good Euro 3-pont shooter.
leaps laterally to snag the rebound, and you know the defense is in
trouble right away. He dribbles past two defenders, a little out of
control. But he realizes it and kicks it out (1:31). He
is a great pace point guard. As soon as he gets a rebound he is attacking
down court (1:44). Then
the nice dish to the wing.
plays with great anticipation on defense, and knows how to stick his long
arms in the passing lanes. Then he uses his steal to make his teammate
look better rather than himself. Very unselfish player (2:00). Catch and
shoot Three (2:11). No trouble taking the ball up lefty under pressure.
Then into the Pick and Roll. He draws in both defenders and instantly looks back
at the Roller, and lobs him the ball softly for the easy open jumper (2:21). That has to get Stevens excited. He showed so many things you
have to understand in the Pick and Roll right there. Including which Bigs
you have to soften the pass for.
he comes right back and shows another pass to make his roller look better
(2:33). You can see he really wanted to score there. Someone must
have said something to him. He gets fancy with the dribble and finally
finds a lane, but that was a little out of control for a PG, but really
his first mental mistake on this Tape
(2:49). And he drew a foul for his trouble.
easy Three off the give and go pick (3:05). You could see him
reading that pass from seven feet away. He snaps his long arms into the
passing lane and he is gone. Do you wonder if he is a great explosive athlete?
Not anymore (3:17). He sneaks into position for the long rebound.
Then turns it into a break. He dribbled too much (3:37). But then
finds the guy he knows can create his own shot.
is so good at using his long arms to find the ball on D. Then he is
leading the break. Watch the nice finger-roll alley-oop pass (3:50). Off
balance pull up jump. It looked more under control on replay (4:00). Pick
and Roll, and he swung it back to his Wing instead of his Big (4:14). He
uses the pick to slide in for a Three (4:27). He is so patient waiting
for the pick, and he knows how to set it up. And what to do once he is by
the pick. That is a great pick and roll play right there. And one.
(4:40). Great lay down to his Big. That is a PG pass right there
(5:04). That is how a point guard makes his Bigs look better.
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