ARIEL HUKPORTI

BIRTHDATE: 4/12/02

POSITION: Center

HEIGHT: 7'0"

WEIGHT: 250

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Melbourne United (Australia)

CLASS: International

STATS

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STRENGTHS

  • Left handed 

  • Good touch around rim 

  • Strong frame and good size  

  • Occasionally runs the floor 

  • Flashes of some ball handling skill

  • Solid low post scorer on right block 

  • Decent feel as a passer 

  • Solid athlete

  • Active rebounder

  • Pick & Pop potential

  • Rim Protector

AREAS TO IMPROVE | CONCERNS

  • Looks stiff with tight hips; Not very fluid 

  • Perimeter defense

  • Settles for too many jumpers 

  • Below the rim finisher 

  • Not always an active cutter or rim roller 

  • Prefers to short roll and pop 

  • Still raw offensively

  • Needs to improve right hand 

  • Looked heavy in Lithuania; conditioning

  • Struggles when trying to face up and create

  • Free throw shooting

  • Decision making

FULL SCOUTING REPORT COMING SOON