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Ignas Brazdeikis

Drafted #47 in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Kings
RCSI: 108 (2018)
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 221 lbs (100 kg)
Age: 21
Position: PF
Jerseys: #17, #13
High School: Orangeville Prep (Ontario)
Hometown: Kaunas, Lithuania
AAU: CIA Bounce
College: Michigan
Current Team: Knicks
Win - Loss: 2 - 9

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The Top Ten Performers at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship

Julian Applebome
Julian Applebome
Jul 08, 2016, 05:49 pm
#10) Ignas Brazdeikis, 6'8, SF/PF, 17.4 years old, Canada

EWA: 1.4
PER: 29.6
TS%: 56.7
14.7 PTS, 6.9 REB, 1.7 AST, .9 STL, 2.3 OREB, 11-29 3P, 48.7 FG%

Brazdeikis played second fiddle to R.J. Barrett but was a very important piece for Team Canada. His per 40 averages came out to 27 points and 13 rebounds, and he showcased his good feel for the game and his ability knock down the 3-ball, despite sporting very funky shooting mechanics. Brazdeikis who is a lefty, shot 38% from deep and kept defenses honest as a floor spacer. He pushes the ball a little bit on his shot, something that will have to be adjusted down the line. He isn't a great advanced ball handler, but has a good first step and was quick to attack closeouts on straight line drives to the rim. Somewhat limited athletically, Brazdeikis nevertheless finished very efficiently around the basket, especially going to his left. He competes consistently and is an effective rebounder with strong hands and good instincts. He proved to be willing to put the effort in on defense, but lacks a degree of lateral quickness and is somewhat caught between forward positions, while also not possessing much length (6'8 wingspan).

Brazdeikis is heading into his Junior season at Orangeville prep in Ontario. Although he played some small forward for Team Canada, Brazdeikis pans out more as a stretch 4 as he develops. He looks like he has some pick and pop potential with the ability to attack a hard closeout. Brazdeikis' scoring instincts and aggressiveness will likely make him an effective scoring power forward at the college level, but will have to continue to improve his body and try to maximize his physical tools, as he is not a gifted athlete.

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