* Good size SG, looks the part
* Above average athletically, good jumper
* Strong kid
* Attacks the rim, takes a hit, and draws fouls very well
* Very good stroke and shooting range
* Good ball handler and passer
Inconsistent 3-point shooter
Should shoot much better at foul line that his current 70 percent
Because he's still not playing for Regal Barcelona, he could potentially leave Europe and join an NBA team if drafted and the right situation. Early second-round pick ability level.
Playing his first full season in the ACB with Fuenlabrada (just outside Madrid, Spain) on loan from European powerhouse Regal Barcelona. Barcelona features guards Ricky Rubio and Juan Carlos Navarro, making it difficult for Rabaseda to get much playing time.
2010-11 Fuenlabrada –Spain ACB: 22 mpg, 8.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg. FG 51%, 3PT 33%, FT 68%
In October 10th 2010, Xavi played his best game in ACB action so far. It was the third round of the Spanish regular season and Rabaseda led his team to the victory over Unicaja Malaga with 22 points. Still far from his best scoring marks as he netted 33 points in u20 Eurobasket 2009 opener against Russia. Spain won the bronze and Xavi made the all tournament team.
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What the Experts Say:
Ferran Lopez (Fuenlabrada GM)
"Young player with the technical and athletic tools to compete in the ACB. Can play both SG and SF position, he's good in transition and he's physically gifted to defend the best rival perimeter players in this level of the competition."
Current contract and team:
Rights owned by Regal Barcelona; he's now loaned to ACB competitor Fuenlabrada.
Chris Denker and Carl Berman are Managing Partners of NetScouts Basketball, "The International Basketball Connection.”
|Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Spain)|
|WTC Cornella - Spanish LEB Silver|
|Three-point field goals: 2007-08, 19-for-72 (.264); 2008-09, 40-for-118 (.339). Totals: 59-for-190 (.311).|
|WTC Cornella - Spanish LEB Gold|
|Three-point field goals: 60-for-189 (.317)|
|Three-point field goals: 2008-09, 0-for-3 (.000); 2009-10, 2-for-3 (.666); 2010-11, 34-for-105 (.324). Totals: 36-for-111 (.324).|
|F.C. Barcelona - Euroleague|
|Three-point field goals: 0-for-2 (.000).|