Marc Gasol: NBA Draft Profile

April 30th, 2007

NBA Draft: Marc Gasol


Team: Akasvayu Girona

Birth Year: 1985



Position: C

Height: 7’1”

Weight: 265lbs


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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