NBA Draft: Marc Gasol
Team: Akasvayu Girona
Birth Year: 1985
Accolades: Spanish Junior National Team, Spanish U-20 Team, Spanish National Team.
Scouting Report: A smart, internationally experienced big man.
Strengths: Great NBA size. Used to a high level of competition, playing in one of the world’s best leagues in Spain and playing internationally with the Spanish National Team. Strong low post defender – uses body well – takes charges. Good hands. Good low post scorer. Good passer for a big man – not uncommon to have 3 or 4 assists in a game. Used to the North American style of play having played high school ball in Memphis. Shoots for a very high percentage. Considered to be a smart, good team player.
Weaknesses: Not much of a shot blocker. Not considered to have NBA quickness or leaping ability. Thought of to be a few years away from being ready for the NBA. Has been criticized in the past for poor conditioning.
Projected 2007 Draft Range: Mid first round – early second round pick.
Consensus: Marc shouldn’t be confused with big brother Pau – he is not as dynamic of a NBA prospect. However, he is a smart, big, strong low post player that with a few more years of experience under his belt could be helpful to a NBA team.
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