DECLAN DURU

BIRTHDATE: 1/12/07

POSITION: Wing

HEIGHT: 6'8"

WEIGHT: N/A

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Real Madrid (Spain)

CLASS: International 

STATS

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STRENGTHS

  • Big wing at 6’8” with huge potential and upside

  • Ideal physical tools at 14 years old

  • Good athlete with great frame to play both forward positions 

  • Can make highlight reel plays above the rim when aggressive 

  • Upside as dominant transition finisher 

  • Potential as a slasher/ straight line driver 

  • Solid ball handling for his age and size

  • Active and plays with energy 

  • Averaged 8 points and 6 rebounds playing up 2 years at U16s 

AREAS TO IMPROVE | CONCERNS

  • Still raw and unpolished 

  • Finishing off 1 foot in traffic

  • Ball handling 

  • Only a straight line driver at this point in career

  • Doesn’t always finish strong at rim: tendency to shy away from contact 

  • Drives w/o a plan 

  • Outside shooting; poor touch 

  • FT shooting 

  • Only shot 41.7% (7-17) at free throw line at U16s

  • Passing; 0 assists at U16

  • Decision making 

Rafael Barlowe - November 1, 2021