Jonas Valanciunas C/PF
19 years old, International
2011 stats: 15 games, 7.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 70.8 % FG, 88.5 % FT, 15 mpg
Prediction: Top 10 pick
Strengths: Young and very raw big man and most NBA scouts and GM’s believe he has the potential to be very good. Only 19 years old, his body should develop and get stronger. Very good athlete, gets up and down the court well. Played only 15 minutes per game, but was pretty productive in that time. Very active and is a good rebounder on both ends of the court.
Weaknesses: Needs to work on his post up game. Doesn’t have much of a offensive game outside of scoring off of tip ins and passes from teammates. Needs to add strength to his frame to play with NBA bigs. Isn’t ready to play right now, whoever drafts him will have to be patient if they decide to take the risk of drafting him early.