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Prospect Profile

Paul Lacombe

  • Full Name: Paul Lacombe
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-5 / 190
  • Birthdate: June 12, 1990
  • College: Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne (France)

Strengths:

   * Sneaky athletic, good legs
   * Good shooter off catch and off the bounce
   * Can play a little PG in a pinch
   * Willing to take big shots

Weaknesses:

   * Poor shot selection effects his percentages
   * Needs more high-level experience
 

NBA projection:
He's a bit of a reach at his age, leave him in France and see if he develops, late second round at best.

2010-11 season:
Has been slow to adapt to pro level of play this season after playing terrific in French U21 League and also in FIBA age-group competitions.

Key statistics:
2010-11 Asvel – France ProA: 16 mpg, 2.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 2.2 apg. FG 50%, 3PT 15%, FT 66%
Teammate of Edwin Jackson

Cool statistic:
Paul led Asvel to the Trophee du Futur (final round of u21 French league) final victory last season. He was named MVP of the tournament after he sealed 15 points, eight rebounds, four steals and three assists in the championship game.

Reminds me of:
Richie Frahm, Jon Barry

What the Experts Say:
Eurocupbasketball.com
"Young Paul Lacombe plays a key role for Asvel off the bench."

Current contract and team:
Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne, France Pro A

Chris Denker and Carl Berman are Managing Partners of NetScouts Basketball, "The International Basketball Connection."

 

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