Justin Doellman

Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Position: PF
High School: Larry A. Ryle High School (Kentucky)
Hometown: Union, KY
College: Xavier
Current Team: Manresa
Win - Loss: 1 - 0


Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, Day Four (part two)

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Joseph Treutlein
Joseph Treutlein
Eric Weiss
Eric Weiss
Apr 09, 2007, 03:53 am
For the third straight game at the PIT, Doellman quietly showed off his versatile skill set and effectively helped his team by doing all the little things they needed to have a chance to win. A guy like Doellman is never going to wow anyone in a setting like this, since that’s just not the type of player he is, but if you watch him closely enough, you can clearly see what his value could be in the right situation.

Every time we watch Doellman we discover a new little wrinkle to his game that we previously were not aware of. This time it was his intelligence finishing around the basket in the half-court and in transition. Not being a very explosive player, Doellman needs to rely on his smarts and skills rather than sheer athleticism. Going up to finish around the hoop in traffic, Doellman does a wonderful job adjusting his body to create contact and avoid the shot-blocker, telegraphing the direction he wants to go in and then at the last second completely altering his shot to avoid the block. It’s these suddle type of moves that give you an idea for just how smart he is, and really could endear him to an NBA coach someday looking for a glue guy to bring off the bench.

Beyond that, Doellman also displayed his phenomenal shooting stroke. He has a super high release point on his jumper, allowing him to get his shot off effectively with a man in his face almost whenever he pleases, aided by his excellent size at 6-9 as well obviously. He can spot-up effectively from the perimeter and also pull up off a short dribble from mid-range as well. Trying to go any deeper than that exposes his lack of speed, though, as he’ll clearly never be a shot-creator in the NBA. He’s a mismatch threat who doesn’t quite fit into the 3 or 4 spots, which is where a lot of his effectiveness comes from.

Defensively, Doellman doesn’t really have a natural position either, which is certainly a concern. He does have excellent length and smarts, though, which he uses very well to bother smaller players with limited ball-handling skills (like Russell Carter at times for example) into taking more difficult shots than they’d probably prefer.

One big concern we have is with the huge brace Doellman sports on his knee. That’s something that only a doctor can fully evaluate, but it’s not something that scouts necessarily like seeing from a player this age.

Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Day Two

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Joseph Treutlein
Joseph Treutlein
Eric Weiss
Eric Weiss
Apr 05, 2007, 05:58 pm
Doellman did what he does today, making small plays for his team as their consummate glue guy. He moved off the ball well, knocked down his open shots, made some nice passes, grabbed a few rebounds, and generally didn’t hurt his team while he was out on the floor. He struggled a bit with the NBA 3-point line, and got banged by the stronger and more physical guys he was asked to defend.

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