Deni Avdija

Updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 210
Country: Israel
Professional Team: Maccabi Tel Aviv
Classification: International ’01
Birthdate: 1/3/2001

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 5
Projected Draft Range: Lottery

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Very good playmaker
Fairly good rebounder
Decent defensive player
Good shot blocker for his size
Above average athlete
Smart player that has a good feel for the game
Versatile player that can play multiple positions

 
Cons:

Inconsistent shooter
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
May have a fairly slow release
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be undisciplined defensively

Summary:

Deni Avdija is a smart, skilled basketball player that can help his team in a variety of ways. He is a cerebral facilitator that tends to make sound reads and plays on offense, and he also can run the point when called upon to do so.  He also tends to take smart shots in games, and he can knock down plenty of jumpers when given the time and space to do so, and he is a competitive player that will go for rebounds and will get after it defensively.  This season, he also did a decent job of blocking shots,

On the other hand, he is a good, but not a great athlete, and there are some minor concerns if he can shoot well at the next level, as he struggled to make his free throws this season.  Still, he is a very talented prospect whose skill set could allow him to thrive in the NBA, and Avdija could end up being a top 5 pick in the 2020 draft.

 

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

ESPN’s Article on Avdija

Games Scouted:
12/9/2018 Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Ironi Nes Ziona
12/8/19 Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Hapoel Holon

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