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2011 Bobcats Draft Central
Donatas Motiejunas
Player Bio
Age: 20
Position: PF/C
Height: 7-0
Weight: 220
From: Lithuania
Mock Draft Average: 14 (-2)
Highest Prediciton: 7 (Sports Illustrated)
Lowest Prediction: 31 (Bleacher Report)
Most Predicted: 11 (3x)
   
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    Donatas Motiejunas spent the 2010-11 season playing in Italy Lega for Benetton Treviso, in which he averaged 12.4 ppg and 4.1 rpg in 23 minutes per game. In 2008, he was named MVP of the U18 Eurobasket. His team won the silver medal with him recording 18.2 ppg, 10.2 rpg and 1.8 bpg. Motiejunas also led his junior team, Zalgiris Kaunas, to victory in the 2007 Euroleague Junior Championship
    What they're saying:

    Draft Express: He's still the same incredibly skilled big man we've always known, with his terrific hands, touch and footwork, but now he's added a degree of physicality that compliments his finesse game quite well.

    ESPN: He is having another solid season in Italy and may be the most well scouted international player on the list. Teams see him as a terrific scorer, but think he needs to add strength and improve his defensive game. He's a potential lottery pick.

    NBADraft.net: Versatile lefty bigman with a high ceiling ... Has a lot of potential due to his size, agility and offensive development ... A finesse 4-man with excellent versatility, but shows the toughness to play inside with contact ... Shows a strong ability to run the floor and change directions, start and stop ... Has great legs (strong) and feet (quick) ... Has inside/outside ability with the ability to defend inside and play with his back to the basket, as well as knock down shots on the perimeter ... His outside shot has both range and consistency, and he has begun to develop some excellent moves including a jump hook, a turnaround fadeaway as well as fakes to draw opponents off their feet and excellent footwork ... Shows a competitive fire. He has a strong desire to win and improve, he just needs to show that at all times ... Gets off the floor quickly and has solid explosiveness ... A solid shot blocker ... Comfortable handling the ball when necessary to break the press and has solid vision and passing ability ... Has a very good body and appears that he will be able to add upperbody strength and become a solid rebounder and interior post player at the NBA level ...

    NBA Draft Depot: A native of Lithuania, Donatas Motiejunas is a talented seven-footer who exhibits great offensive skills, from the low post to the three-point line. Montiejunas led the Lithuanian junior national team to a silver medal in the Under-20 Championships in 2008 and was named MVP of the tournament, averaging 18.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game.