2016 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS (GUERSCHON YABUSELE)

2016 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS

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GUERSCHON YABUSELE

COLLEGE: NO COLLEGE- PLAYING IN FRANCE

HEIGHT: 6’8″

WEIGHT:  260 POUNDS

AGE:  20 YEARS OLD

POSITION: POWER FORWARD

CLASS: NO CLASS- PLAYING IN FRANCE

2015-2016 STATISTICS: 7.0PTS, 4.5REB

PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: LATE FIRST ROUND/ MIDDLE OF 2ND ROUND

NBA DRAFT COMPARISON:  GARY TRENT/FORMER EASTERN MICHIGAN STAR AND FORMER NBA VETERAN 

PLAYER SUMMARY: Yabusele is currently playing in France so nobody has the opportunity to watch him on television. I, like the majority of people who analyze international players are going by what is shown on game tapes. This is a major reason why international players really are mysteries. Unless an NBA GM or scout goes to watch them play, you really don’t know what type of player you see until the NBA combine and individual workouts,

When watching Yabusele, I see a player who at 6’8″ can put the ball on the floor and attack the hoop. He is very strong for a young player and looks like he can handle the rigors of an NBA season. I see nice form on his jump-shot, which surprisingly extends out to 3-point range. He plays above the rim, which is a rarity for international players as a whole. I was very impressed with the explosiveness he showed in the videos that I have watched.

It seems that Yabusele is a little undersized for the PF/C position, which may hurt him come NBA Draft night. Does he have the necessary ball-handling, shooting, and defensive skills to transition to the small forward position? That remains to be seen as there is such limited game tape on him. While he shows nice form on his shot, he is considered a weak foul-shooter. 

In my opinion, Guerschon Yabusele has the skills to eventually play in the NBA. However, for the team that drafts him I think would be doing each other a disservice by putting him on an NBA roster. From what I’ve seen he is not ready for the NBA. I believe the best thing for him would be to get drafted but stay overseas or even the D-league for a year or two so he can continue playing on a consistent basis. It is better then him being drafted and sitting on the bench and not playing. My belief is that he is a project that will need time to develop.

BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF GUERSCHON YABUSELE

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