Santiago Vescovi

Updated as of 8/4/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 188
College: Tennessee
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 9/14/2001

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent shooter
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Decent rebounder for his size
Has very good intangibles

Cons:

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be streaky with his jump shot
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
May struggle to guard quicker players
Only an average athlete

Summary:

Santiago Vescovi is a smart, skilled combo guard that can shoot and score the basketball.  He played very well for Uruguay’s National Team in the NBA G-League International Challenge, and he joined Tennessee midway to replace injured starting point guard, Lamonte Turner.

Vescovi had a fairly solid freshman season, as he excelled at making shots, but he also committed turnovers at an alarming rate.  Though he possesses just average athletic gifts, he shoots the ball well, and he seems to have a good feel for the game.  He will need to be a more consistent playmaker and improve his defense.  Right now, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2021 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

Tennessee Bio

Eurobasket Page

247Sports’ Article on Vescovi Playing for Tennessee

Games Scouted:

1/15/20 Tennessee vs. Georgia

(Side note: *His birthdate may be in dispute, as RealGM lists his birth year as 2002, while his Tennessee and Eurobasket pages list his birth year as 2001.)

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