Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
Professional Team: CB Clavijo Cocinas.com
Classification: International ’97
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Good shot blocker
Adept at collecting steals
Mobile for a player his size
Does not shoot the ball enough
May be fairly raw offensively
Can be quite foul prone
Struggles to guard stronger players
Needs to add strength
Plays in a mid-tier professional league
Has not seen much playing time in his league
Has not played at the highest professional levels
Relative unknown commodity
Simon Birgander is a tall, mobile big man that could project to be a rim protector in the NBA. He is a very good rebounder that can block shots, and he can also finish plays around the basket.
However, he has not seen much playing time in the LEB Gold, which is a second division league in Spain, and so far he has not seen playing time in the ACB, Euroleague, or in the Eurocup to date. But if he stays in the draft, he could perhaps go late in the second round as a draft and stash pick this year.
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