Goga Bitadze

Height: 6-11

Weight: 250

Country: Republic of Georgia

Professional Team: Mega Bemax

Classification: International ’99

Birthdate: 7/20/1999

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 19

Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st Round​

2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 18 by the Indiana Pacers

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on the move

Fairly good low post scorer

Decent shooter, has stretch big potential

Decent playmaker

Very good rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Very good shot blocker

Good size to play the center position

Very good strength to play inside

Good motor

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter

Can struggle to finish plays in traffic

Needs to improve his free throw shooting

Can be a bit turnover prone

May struggle against more athletic players

Can be foul prone

Only an average athlete

Summary:

Goga Bitadze is a skilled center that can score the basketball in a variety of ways.  His ability to put the ball in the hoop may intrigue some NBA scouts and teams, but he is also playing well in the Adriatic League, as he has excelled as a rebounder and shot blocker when he is on the floor.​

That he is producing in a competitive Adriatic League even though he is considerably younger than other players there is quite an impressive feat in itself.  On the other hand, questions remain about his athleticism.  Still, he is a very productive big man, especially for a player his age, as he could go in the mid to late first round range in 2019.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite Profile

Wikipedia Bio

ESPN’s 2017 Eurobasket Preview on Bitadze

Eurohoops’ Article on Bitadze Out of the Draft