Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.
Professional Team: Zalgiris
Classification: International ’97
Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted
Solid finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Decent defensive player
Decent shot blocker
Better than advertised athlete
Great size to play inside
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his low post game
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
May be quite raw offensively
Needs to improve his rebounding
May struggle to defend out on the perimeter
Not an elite shot blocker
Has not seen much playing time this season
Laurynas Birutis is a tall, mobile big man that could potentially be a fast riser up draft boards. He was quite productive in Lithuania’s top league, the LKL in the 2017-18 season before going to Zalgiris. However, he has not seen much playing time this year, as his team seems like they are trying their hardest to tank his draft stock. Right now, he will need to continue to refine his overall game, but his size, athleticism, and upside could make him a potential second round pick in 2019.
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