Arturs Kurucs

Updated as of 4/27/2020. Scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Country: Latvia
Professional Team: BC VEF Riga
Classification: International ’00
Birthdate: 1/19/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Good shooter, especially from deep
Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate playmaker
Adequate defender
Above average athlete

Cons:

Does not draw enough free throws
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be turnover prone
Does not collect enough steals or blocks
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

Arturs Kurucs is an agile, skilled point guard that excels at knocking down outside shots to provide floor spacing for his team on offense. He played well in the Estonian-Latvian Basketball League this year, and he is also Rodions Kurucs‘ younger brother. Arturs Kurucs may need to show teams that he can succeed at higher levels, but his ability to make shots and run the point could make him an intriguing option for NBA teams to consider in the mid-to-late second round portion of the 2020 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
NBC Sports’ Article on Kurucs Entering the 2020 Draft

Games Scouted:

2/26/20 BC VEF Riga vs. Tartu

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