Full Name: Jefferson de Souza Sobral
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 187
Birthdate: April 4, 1980
Team: Ribeirao Preto (Brazil)
Participated in training camp with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002.
Originally an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Was automatically eligible for the 2002 NBA Draft as a player playing outside the United States in the calendar year of his 22nd birthday. An athletic, well-coordinated player who has improved but still needs experience. A member of Brazilís 2000 World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team
In his first season with Ribeirao Preto in Brazil in 2001-02, averaged 8.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in approximately 18 minutes a game. Appeared in 26 contests, helping to lead his team to a 17-9 overall record and fourth place in the 17-team league.
Played for Vasco da Gama in Brazil in 2000-01, averaging 6.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in about 14 minutes a game.
Played for Baruri Vasco in Brazil in 1999-00, averaging 8.5 points and 2.9 rebounds in 21.6 minutes a game.
According to scouting reports, he is an improving three-point shooter and plays with intensity, but needs to work on his ball-handling skills. Reported to be an excellent athlete with superior leaping ability.