Mathias Lessort

Height: 6-9

Weight: 230

Country: France

Professional Team: JSF Nanterre

Classification: International ’95

Birthdate: 9/29/1995

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 48

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 50 by the Philadelphia 76ers

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate low post scorer

Adequate scorer off the dribble

Decent playmaker

Gifted rebounder

Gifted defensive player that can get steals

Very good shot blocker

Solid athlete

Terrific motor

Great size to play multiple positions

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting

Must expand upon his shooting range

Needs to improve his ball handling

May be in between forward positions

Summary:

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.

 

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Europe Cup Bio

Games Scouted:

12/14/16 Nanterre vs. Kormend