Alberto Abalde

Height: 6-7

Weight: 215

Country: Spain

Professional Team: Joventut

Classification: International ’95

Birthdate: 12/15/1995

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 95

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Fairly good scorer off the dribble

Adequate shooter from all over the floor

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate playmaker

Adequate rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Smart player that has a good feel for the game

Rock solid motor

Plays in one of the toughest professional leagues

Cons:

His three-point shooting has tapered off

His free-throw shooting has tapered off significantly

Does not draw many free throws

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble

Can be too passive on offense

May struggle to guard quicker players

May not collect enough steals or blocks

Only an average athlete

Summary:

Alberto Abalde is a smart, skilled swingman that can shoot and pass the basketball.  He is a high IQ basketball player that plays in one of the toughest professional leagues from around the world.​

However, he can be quite a streaky shooter, and he may only possess average athletic gifts, as he may end up being a one dimensional spot-up shooter at the next level.  Still, he is one of the few prospects that are getting regular playing time in the ACB, and Abalde could potentially be a worthwhile draft and stash pick in the second round this year.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Games Scouted:

1/15/17 Joventut vs. Real Madrid

3/19/17 Joventut vs. Barcelona