Kostja Mushidi

Height: 6-5

Weight: 208

Country: Germany

Professional Team: Basketball Lowen Braunschweig

Classification: International ’98

Birthdate: 6/18/1998

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 61

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent shooter from all over the floor

Decent scorer off the dribble

Excels at scoring on the move

Fairly good playmaker

Good athlete

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter

Bad free throw shooter

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble

Struggles to go right

Shot selection issues

Can be turnover prone

Needs to improve his rebounding

Tends to have lapses defensively

Not overly explosive

Can be too inconsistent in games

Summary:

Kostja Mushidi is a tall, athletic combo guard that has an intriguing set of skills.  Once a promising prospect, he had a strong showing at the 2017 Nike Hoops Summit after having a interesting, but uneven year in the Adriatic League, but so far his play has been rather disappointing recently as he has struggled mightily with his jump shot and scoring efficiency.

Mushidi can make threes off the catch, and he has good form on his shot.   He also excels at scoring on the move, as he can throw down an emphatic dunk on the break, as well as score off of put backs, but he will need to clean up his tendency to force the issue.   Mushidi can play too wildly at times, which can lead to a lot of missed shots off the dribble, and quite a few careless turnovers with him trying to dribble too much in traffic.

Defensively, Mushidi possesses good physical tools, but he may still be a work in progress on that end of the floor.  He has great vertical leaping skills, as he can leap up to block a shot from the blind side, and he has good hands that can allow him to collect steals.  However, he can tend to have lapses at times, which can lead him to commit fouls and allow scores.

Currently, Mushidi is a versatile combo guard that may possess considerable upside.  However, he has struggled considerably last season in the Adriatic League, as he did not shoot the ball well at all.  While he is a talented player, he will need to be a more consistent performer in games, and he may project to be a second round, draft and stash pick when he elects to enter the NBA draft.

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