Arturs Kurucs

Updated as of 11/2/2021. Scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Country: Latvia
Professional Team: Baskonia
Classification: International ’00
Birthdate: 1/19/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter, especially from deep
Decent playmaker
Active defensively
Above average athlete

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Can be prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can be turnover prone
Can tend to be unfocused defensively
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, and he is also Rodions Kurucs‘ younger brother. Arturs Kurucs will 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 late second round portion of the 2022 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
10/31/21 Baskonia vs. Real Madrid

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