Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.
Professional Team: Hapoel Tel Aviv
Classification: International ’00
2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 58
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2020 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 47 by the Boston Celtics
Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter, especially from mid-range
Decent rebounder for his size
Fairly good defender that can get steals
Above average athlete
Has very good intangibles
Needs to improve his outside shot
Not an especially dynamic playmaker
Can be too undisciplined defensively
Average size for his position
Not an elite athlete
Relative unknown commodity
Yam Madar is a smart, skilled, heady playmaker that was the star of the U-20 European Championships this summer. He showed off strong shooting, scoring, and playmaking skills at this event.
He recently played well in Israel’s top professional league, and Madar is an offensively skilled playmaker that can knock down shots and effectively run the team. He will need to improve his outside shot, but his skill set and basketball IQ could enable him to be a second round pick in 2020.
ESPN’s Article on The Top Players at the U20 European Championships
YouTube via מנהלת ליגת העל בכדורסל’s Highlights on Hapoel Tel Aviv vs. Maccabi Bazan Haifa
2/15/20 Hapoel Tel Aviv vs. Hapoel Unet Holon
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