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Joshua Obiesie 

Post#1 » by RebelWithACause » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:07 am

What do you think of him? Where do you see him drafted?

6’6 really talented combo guard from Germany, just 18 years old.

Lefty, good shooter, creative playmaker, can get to the rim with good handles.
Needs to improve defense, but should be solid on that end.

I see him as a 1st round pick talent in the 2019 draft.
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Re: Joshua Obiesie 

Post#2 » by clyde21 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:40 am

a lot of people here are high on him haven't really seen much outside of a few clips. seems like Romeo Langford type.
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Re: Joshua Obiesie 

Post#3 » by CalL » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:01 pm

RebelWithACause wrote:What do you think of him? Where do you see him drafted?

6’6 really talented combo guard from Germany, just 18 years old.

Lefty, good shooter, creative playmaker, can get to the rim with good handles.
Needs to improve defense, but should be solid on that end.

I see him as a 1st round pick talent in the 2019 draft.


Agree with your characterization. The most surprising thing about his game is how mature he looks despite this being his first season at senior level. I think he makes far less rookie mistakes than most other point guards at his age. He isn't lightning quick as Schröder and i wouldn't call him an exceptional passer either. I think he has a pretty high floor for a guy in this draft range (30-45 in my opinion), but also a pretty low ceiling. I think if everything goes great he could become a solid backup-PG on a decent team, i don't see any scenario where he will become a starting PG in the league. There are probably a dozen american guards in this draft who are more athletic and better scorers, but i am not sure whether there are more than a handful who are more mature/know better what they have (not) to do.

Edit: Even in Germany he has been flying under the radar until recently. Still guys like Franz Wagner (different position) or Len Schoormann (same position, but clearly more athletic) are probably still considered better talents by most german fans.

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