Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
Professional Team: Joventut
Classification: International ’95
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 95
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter from all over the floor
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate defensive player
Smart player that has a good feel for the game
Rock solid motor
Plays in one of the toughest professional leagues
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
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.
1/15/17 Joventut vs. Real Madrid
3/19/17 Joventut vs. Barcelona
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