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Arturas Gudaitis
Ht/Wt: 6'10" / 225 lbs
Position: C
Team: Lithuania
Class: Intl

2015 Draft Profile - Arturas Gudaitis

An international prospect from Lithuania, Gudaitis was a solid contributor to Zaliris, his former Euroleague team now entering the NBA Draft. Although he began to play basketball relatively late, Gudaitis has drastically improved in his two seasons in the Euroleague. Last summer alone he earned a call up to the training camp of the Lithuanian national team.

Standing at 6-foot-10, Gudaitis has good size and length to protect the basket at center. However, along with size, he also possesses athleticism and mobility that helps him on both ends of the floor. From an offensive standpoint, Gudaitis has the ability to finish strong at the rim which includes finishing at a high rate in the pick-and-roll. He brings in good energy when he's on the floor and has a good motor.

Defensively, Gudaitis is very efficient in controlling the action in the paint. His size and mobility allows him to defend well on the ball and in help situations. Gudaitis rotates well in pick-and-roll situations and is very active on the boards. This past season he averaged 10.4 rebounds per 40 minutes played. Being a late-bloomer makes Gudaitis an underscouted prospect in the draft.

Although he has improved in his time in the Euroleague during the past two seasons, he is still very raw, especially on the offensive end. As mentioned, Gudaitis is a late-bloomer who started playing the sport late. That being said, adjusting to the higher level of competition in the NBA may be a concern for him as he lacks experience.

Gudaitis also needs to work on developing a solid back-to-the-basket game to create shot opportunities for himself. Most of his production this past season came from either broken plays, second chance opportunities, or pick-and-rolls. Developing his post game would allow him to be more efficient as well as take some attention away from his teammates, opening up opportunities for them as well.

He also shot a mediocre 61.8 percent from the free throw line, something he needs to improve on to allow coaches to keep him in the game, especially with the "hack-a-shaq" effect taking a big toll in the NBA the past few seasons with poor free throw shooters.

PPG: 6.5 RPG: 4.0 APG: 0.3 SPG: 0.2 BPG: 0.9 FG%: 50.6 FT%: 61.8 3PT%: 40.0

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