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Theo Maledon Player Profile

Theo Maledon – G – LCLC ASVEL

Pros:

  • Savvy playmaker and passer. He has incredible vision, pace, and patience with the ball
  • Crafty finisher who sort of glides his way to the basket. He has a nice variety of one hand finishes
  • Developing shooter who shot 37% from distance in the Euroleague, and shot 82% from the foul line during his international career. He displays good touch as well
  • Being 6’4 with a 6’9 wingspan combined with his peskiness makes him a solid man-to-man defender
  • Hard worker and has developed steadily every year. It doesn’t hurt that he’s mentored by Tony Parker

Cons:

  • Struggles to create separation despite all of the dribble moves he has. Hopefully this will improve once he develops counter attacks
  • Doesn’t have great athleticism which makes everything more difficult for him
  • Needs to improve his defensive fundamentals
  • Struggles against bigger and stronger players. Not very versatile defensively

Prospect Overview

Theo Maledon is a huge sleeper point guard for this upcoming draft. He’s an extremely skilled and crafty guard who makes incredible passes and has solid scoring and shooting potential. His unique style of play and pace really intrigues me. He projects as a solid man-to-man defender due to his long arms and solid frame. He’s got higher upside than most think and he’s only been getting better. Won’t ever be a star but I could see him being a strong floor general that can run an offense effectively for whichever team that drafts him.

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