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Jan Vesely
Ht/Wt: 6-11 / 240 lbs
Position: SF/PF
Team: Belgrade
Class: International

2010 Draft Profile - Jan Vesely

Strengths: Vesely is very athletic with tremendous leaping ability. Very active around the rim, as far as blocking and contesting shots. Has the ability to be a small forward in the NBA....great range on his jumper that extends to three point range. Has that European swagger that allows him to play with a high motor......seems to have that competitor's edge, to never give up. Vesely becomes a nightmare matchup when he takes big guys out on the perimeter and simply abuses them with a impressive first step, followed by a crossover, or a vicious dunk. On a numerous amount of times evaluating Vesely,I see he has the ability to run the floor, being one of the first guys down the court, which translates to many easy touches, and lobs...... that asset of his game is what intrigues me the most. His game is more polished than many college prospects, because of the experienced early years that Euros are allowed to compete professionally, Long and lean frame allows him to disrupt the passing lane and create easy buckets. Great instincts and weakside defender.

Weaknesses: Vesely is more athlete than skills at this stage in his development. Body needs more bulk......very skinny and lean, and doesn't posses the physical mind set to play the four effectively. Jumpshot needs to be more consistent, as he relies now on running the floor for dunks and garbage buckets. Needs to solidify handles a little more.

Outlook: Could be the bust or boom for this draft. It is hard for me to really get a good feel as to how well his game will translate to the NBA because you just don't know what position he really is. Running and jumping can only get you so far in the League, as you will have to develop a back to the basket game, or some perimeter ability. Although he does show that ability at times, he is still very young at 19, and will have time to develop. Gambling on Vesely as a lottery pick might be a bit of a reach, but mid to late first round is where I project him. Great upside because of youth, speed, and athleticism.

Comparison: Nicholas Tskitishvili
Player profile submitted by: Monta Williams

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