Matas Jogela

Height: 6-6

Weight: 180

Country: Lithuania

Professional Team: Dzukija

Classification: International ’98

Birthdate: 7/10/1998

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted​

 

Pros:

Adequate shooter

Decent playmaker for a player his size

Good rebounder

Cons:

Does not draw enough free throws

Streaky shooter

Needs to improve his passing ability

May need to improve his defense

Virtual unknown

Untested at the highest levels

Summary:

Matas Jogela is an early entry candidate who has seen his stock rise after various players from college basketball pulled out of the 2018 NBA Draft.
Not much is known about his game, but according to RealGM, he is a player that averages roughly 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in Lithuania’s second division, the NKL.  In looking at his statistics, with some development, he could end up being a plus-level shooter and rebounder for his size if he continues to improve, as he could develop into a player similar to Kansas’ Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk in the future.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

NKL Wikipedia Info

BasketNews.LT’s Article on Jogela Withdrawing

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