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Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk europes best kept secret

Discussion in '2021 NBA Draft' started by Harden2Capela, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Harden2Capela

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    Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk


    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Sviatoslav-Mykhailiuk-62959/


    http://www.nbadraft.net/players/sviatoslav-mykhailiuk


    NBA Comparison: Manu Ginobili


    Strengths: A body built for basketball with big hands, a tremendous athlete who can finish above the rim, very explosive and quick with hand-eye coordination that is off the charts ... The best way to describe his body is a young Ginobili, similar kind of smoothness and control of his body ... He had at least one steal per game showing excellent ability to anticipate passes and the closing speed to get to the ball for steals ... But what really makes him special is his creativity and skill level ... Mykhaliuk is equally confortable with the ball in his hands or without, which is highly unusual for a 16 year old ... He played for large minutes as a combo guard (at U16) running pick and rolls for Ukraine and he showed that he can shoot from behind screens from 3pts land or attack the rim but also read the defense to make great passes ... Mykhaliuk can read the screen to take advantage of what the defense gives him ... He often attacks players in isolation, taking smaller opponents into the post ... When he doesn’t have the ball, he cuts to try to find a spot where he is open ... When he struggles shooting, he attacks the basket to get fouls. The variety of ways in which he scored was absolutely amazing for a player his age ... Despite being doubled or tripled teamed every game, he always stays composed, making the right decision most of the time ... On defense he has everything to be great, quick feet and good lateral speed and he uses his length to create steals and get out on the break ... Sometimes when he is of the ball he tends to lose his defenders, but nevertheless he relentlessly hits the boards and when he gets the rebound push it himself in Lebronian way ...

    Weaknesses: Mostly related to a lack of potential development. He can do everything so well right now that it’s hard to think he will actually add a great deal to his game. So the challenge will be finding ways to improve ... Obviously he can improve his left hand, and the ball handling (although it is amazing right now) needs some improvements to be efficient in the NBA as a point guard ... Mostly for him it will be important to adapt himself to playing within a good team where he is forced to share the spotlight ... Ironically I think his talent could shine even more because he is a very underrated passer who had some amazing assists you can’t teach in a gym, but moving to a good team could still be difficult for him ... While he has to become stronger to be able to guard NBA guards, he will have to be carefully with his body development in order not to lose some of his unique athletic skills ... He is basically an Adetokumbo who should be considered until proven differently, a future top 10 NBA pick ...

    Notes: The best prospect in Europe in a long time, probably since Ricky Rubio ... In the US he would be considered a 5 star recruit, and according to sources he will be recruited from colleges as a 5 star recruit ... What Mykhaliuk showed at the recent U16 European championships was a mix of athleticism, skills and feel for the game that is extremely rare to see in a European player, or any player of his age, for that matter ... Plays in Ukraine for: Cherkassky Mavpy ...Measured 6'6 with a 6'6 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit ...


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  2. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Better discover that secret or it stays a secret
     
  3. iconoclastic

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    I think that he's Europe's best kept secret because no one can pronounce his name.
     
  4. HayesIsBack

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    Very very skilled @ 16, no apparent major weakness

    Wow!
     
  5. Normalus

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    He really has talent, but c'mon now - you can steal at least one ball per game & it's nothing special, especially for guards.
     
  6. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    Until I see a compilation of his best flops, the manu comparison is meaningless
     
  7. roksoer

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    his nickname is KROKODIL (the crocodile)
     
  8. nobie

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    Morey get it done
     
  9. basketballholic

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    Isn't he going to Kansas?
     
  10. Normalus

    Normalus Member

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    Nah, he stays in Kansas, he doesn't need to go anywhere..
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  11. joeson332

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    Europe's real best kept secret if we're being honest.


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  12. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    Isn't that also a notoriously dangerous drug?
     
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    He's currently in his third year at Kansas.

    8.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.4 apg

    These stats are fairly underwhelming considering the hype that was surrounding him back when he was 16...
     

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