Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
Professional Team: FC Barcelona
Classification: International ’98
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 47
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 40 by the Brooklyn Nets
Adequate shooter, especially from mid-range
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Very good free throw shooter
Adequate playmaker that passes the ball well
Decent defensive player that can get steals and blocks
Great size to play out on the wing
Needs to improve his outside shot
Needs to improve his low post game
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be turnover prone
Needs to improve his rebounding
Needs to improve his position defense
Has not seen much playing time at the highest levels
Has missed time due to a knee injury
Rodions Kurucs is an athletic, skilled swingman that possesses an intriguing set of offensive skills. His size, shooting ability, and upside make him a first round prospect for the upcoming draft, but he will likely need to show that he can be a consistently productive performer in professional basketball.
Most likely, his expected draft range will be in the late first to the early second round on draft day, as he could potentially end up being an Evan Fournier type of player in this league.
Peachtree Hoops’ Article On Kurucs and His Knee Injury
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