Professional Team: JSF Nanterre
Classification: International ’95
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Gifted defensive player that can get steals
Very good shot blocker
Great size to play multiple positions
Needs to improve his shooting
Must expand upon his shooting range
Needs to improve his ball handling
May be in between forward positions
Mathias Lessort is a very athletic, energetic combination forward that has been very productive in the top French league, which is one of the toughest professional basketball leagues from around the world.
He largely projects into a defensive specialist role, as he has great athletic tools and motor to excel at guarding multiple positions, but he may also be fairly limited offensively from a skill standpoint. Most likely, Lessort projects to be a second round pick in 2017, as he could end up being a Corie Blount type of player in this league.