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Prospect Profile

Tomas Satoransky

  • Full Name: Tomas Satoransky
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 210
  • Birthdate: October 30, 1991
  • Club: Banca Civica (Spain)
Washington Wizards Round 2: Pick 32
 

Strengths:
* Terrific size for a guard with a solid physical profile
* Good catch and shoot ability
* Solid penetrator with good ball handling ability
* Solid basketball IQ with lots of high level European experience

Weaknesses:
* Defensive liability against athletic point guards
* Has not shown strong rebounding ability
* Needs to improve mid-range game, pull-up jumper

NBA Projection:
Satoransky may worth a 2nd round pick although someone could pick him late in the first and stash him for a couple years.  He is one of the few prospects with 1st round ability, a mid/late second round pick for teams that can afford a mid-long term project (or bet), giving the kid time to keep working and improving in Europe. He has the size and physical tools to make it, but must work on his individual defense and overall guard skills.

2011-2012 season:
This season hasn’t been a step forward in terms of productivity but neither a reason to wave any red flag. The role he gets for Banca CĂ­vica doesn´t help that much in evaluating him from a NBA standpoint. He showed well in the 2010 U20 European Championships with 15.8 ppg and 6.0 rpg.

Key statistics:
4.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.6 spg, 16.9 mpg, .500 FG, .273 3PtFG, .705 FT

Reminds me of:
A cross between Rudy Fernandez and Evan Turner, big, a good athlete with more point guard skills than Fernandez.

What Insiders say:
Chad Ford, ESPN
"Satoransky is one of the most talented young international players in the draft and is one of the very few players who could get a look in the first round. He's a great athlete and he's very, very active. He can play multiple positions, but needs to improve that jump shot."

Luka Bassin, International Scout and Coach
"Satoransky is the European prospect with the greatest potential in this NBA Draft. He has solid high level European experience, is mobile, with god size and a high basketball IQ. He’s very athletic and can create for himself or his teammates. He’s worth a late first round pick."

Cajasol assistant coach Diego Ocampo
"We decided to play him as backup point guard last season. He had to improve his athleticism, but managed to do it throughout the last couple of years. It was very important for us to work on his passing and ball-handling skills. We talk a lot to him to improve his game knowledge, what his team needs in defense and offense. We talk to him about it even during games, who to get involved and what tempo is required."

-- Chris Denker and Carl Berman are Managing Partners of NetScouts Basketball, "The International Basketball Connection."  You can follow NetScouts Basketball on twitter, or follow Chris and Carl on twitter or email them.

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