2023 Prediction Contest Winner
He moves really well, anticipatory defense ... his length shows up both in the passing lanes and in rim protection. Offensively, I know he's supposed to have some on-ball intrigue, but didn't show much of it in this game. I want to see him against better competition.How did Sarr look? I'm curious to see how he does in a pro setting after playing in OTE.
He looked much better in the second half. Similar to Sarr - great defensive length and anticipation. stole like 5 balls in 15 minutes of play. He is a smooth MF-er. You can see why people like his potential... shot looks good, seems to have some on-ball talent... but still... I expect much better from a potential top 10 talent agains this type of competition. Dante for example was killing these types of teams. Risacher kind of ...floats a lot. I will try to watch their game vs Spain. Spain BTW looks murderous in this tournament. They are winning some games by like 100-20... and this is in the elimination stage...Risacher is raw. I think he's a long-term project. Hopefully he improves as the year goes on, but he does fit the mold of a French disappointment where he is long and toolsy, but just not a lot of assertive offensive ability.
Ajinca looks like potential 3 and D type of prospect, with the D a bit questionable because of lack of elite athleticism. But he looks like he knows how to play the game. He has some off-the-dribble ability, but IMO his handle would have to be developed in order to be applicable in NBA setting. He has good motor. IMO he can be a late 1st-2nd if he has a good season this year, especially in a weak draft.The Ajinca video you posted looked OK. Not seeing a lot of tools and the shot did not look smooth to me (?)(sometimes the lefty shot can just look off to the eye so maybe thats it).
Haven't seen him.I've heard Cody Williams has really disappointed this summer as well.