Anzejs Pasecniks

Height: 7-1

Weight: 210

Country: Latvia

Professional Team: Herbalife Gran Canaria

Classification: International ’95

Birthdate: 12/20/1995

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 34

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 25 by the Orlando Magic (Rights traded to the Philadelphia 76ers)

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential

Adequate defensive player

Adequate shot blocker

Good athlete

Great size to play center

Has long arms

Has large hands

Plays in some of the toughest professional leagues

Cons:

Must expand upon his low post moves
Below average free throw shooter

Needs to improve his passing ability

Can be too passive on offense

Needs to improve his rebounding

Not an elite shot blocker

Can be quite foul prone

Must get stronger​

Summary:

Anzejs Pasecniks has been playing well in limited minutes in some of the toughest professional leagues from around the world, but he also has not seen a whole lot of game action.  He has played significantly better recently, and he could be a potential first round pick in 2017.

​Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Games Scouted:

12/4/16 Gran Canaria vs. FC Barcelona

5/28/17 Gran Canaria vs. Laboral Kutxa