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Prospect Profile

David Jelinek

  • Full Name: David Jelinek
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-5 / 190
  • Birthdate: September 9, 1990
  • Club: FIATC Joventut (Spain)

* Solid and streaky outside shooter
* Quick and smart off the ball to find open spots to shoot
* Ability to shoot off the dribble
* Primarily a shooting specialist

* Athleticism and physical profile not up to NBA standards
* Lacks high level length, explosiveness and strength
* Poor lateral quickness
* Doesn’t match up well defensively
* Not a strong rebounder

NBA Projection:
If drafted at all, he may be a low second round pick. He can be a long term bet as a good shooting specialist. However, we would need to see important strides in all other facets of his game to give him a chance to make a NBA roster at some point in his career. Improving his mid range game, passing skills and dribbling moves would be an important step forward.

2011-2012 season:
Jelinek has finished his second full season in the ACB. He´s one of the most productive and talented young players in the league, with some really good outings in the past two years. His  performance did not improve in the 2011-12 season. In December 2011 we had the chance to watch live his career-high 25 points in M├ílaga against Unicaja. He’s a good shooter with solid mechanics and the ability to shoot off the dribble.

Key statistics:
7.6 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.3 spg, 18.1 mpg, .406 FG, .319 3PtFG, .771 FT

Reminds me of:
Andy Rautins, a borderline NBA shooting specialist

What Insiders say:
Carl Berman, NetScouts Basketball
"Jelinek has the athleticism and tools to make it to the NBA as a 2 guard, but he has not developed as we would have liked to have seen the past two years. He’ll likely need to prove himself in Europe before getting any serious NBA consideration."

Luka Bassin, International Scout and Coach
"I do not see him as NBA player even he showed potential couple of years ago. Maybe you can gamble with him at the end of 2nd round. I think for him it will be crucial how he'll do at pre-draft camps or some NBA try-outs."

Phillip Parun, PP Group
"Jelinek is a dynamic player with an excellent body. He has good passing ability and long shooting range. He needs to develop other aspects of his game as lately he’s evolving into a shooting specialist. His father, Josef Jelinek, is a basketball legend and the leading scorer in Czechoslovakia history with 11,526 points."

-- 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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