DENI AVDIJA

BIRTHDATE: 1/3/01

POSITION: Combo Forward

HEIGHT: 6'9"

WEIGHT: 215 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)

CLASS: International 

STRENGTHS

  • Offensive versatility 

  • Shot maker/Can create his own shot off the dribble and has some offensive creativity

  • Comfortable shooting 3's off the dribble

  • High level passer with good vision and instincts

  • Can make plays for others in transition, pick & roll, as a ball mover and out of the post

  • Can attack closeouts

  • Dangerous threat in transition/Grab & Go

  • Can post up smaller players and exploit mismatches when he gets a switch on a big

  • Shows flashes of being  crafter ball handler

  • Can shoot when defenders go under screen

  • Capable shooter on the move

  • Plays with passion and flare

AREAS TO IMPROVE

  • High risk high reward passer - Turnover prone

  • Lacks ideal pop and explosiveness around the rim

  • Inconsistent shooter; More of a scorer than a shooter

  • Can be overconfident in his abilities and take tough shots

  • May struggle in isolation situations vs superior athleticism 

  • Needs to add some step backs and become a little more craftier around the rim

  • Foul shooting is a major concern

SUMMARY