COLLEGE: NO COLLEGE- CURRENTLY PLAYING IN THE TURKISH LEAGUE
WEIGHT: 175 POUNDS
AGE: 18 years old
POSITION: SHOOTING GUARD
CLASS: NO CLASS (INTERNATIONAL PLAYER)
2015-2016 STATISTICS: 3PTS, 1REB, 0.6AST
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: LATE LOTTERY TO 20
NBA DRAFT COMPARISON: MARCO BELINELLI
PLAYER SUMMARY: Statistics are not a good indicator when evaluating international prospects. Young players have a hard time cracking their team’s rotation. European teams often play older, more experienced players ahead of youngsters who offer more potential.
Since Furkan Korkmaz is currently playing in Turkey, nobody will see him play on television. However, I have watched many tapes on him and he does have the ability to play in the NBA. However, it will take a lot of time for him to mature. Korkmaz is a sharp-shooter and is one of the top shooters who will be in the 2016 NBA Draft. Teams always need players who can put the ball in the basket and he does it very well. He possesses very good size for a shooting guard.
The 18-year old surprised me with his athletic ability. He is a very good athlete with solid ball-handling skills. On tape he seems like a very unselfish player willing to make the extra pass, which is a very good sign when projecting him. Since he doesn’t get much playing time, NBA scouts and general managers have to look at international players’ intangibles very closely.
Despite possessing great height for a shooting guard, Korkmaz is real thin. He needs to get on a strength training regimen so that he can hold up physically when he goes up against the best players in the world at the NBA level. Most of the tapes that I have watched on him are highlight tapes, so getting a gauge on his deficiencies is tough. My opinion on him is that he is clearly a work in progress. A positive for him is that he is playing against grown men in practice and for the few minutes he plays in games. Korkmaz has the 1 skill that every NBA organization covets, which is putting the ball in the basket. Because of his excellent shooting, an NBA organization will be selecting Furkan Korkmaz anywhere from the late lottery to the 20th selection in the 2016 NBA Draft.
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