The 2017 NBA Draft Rookie Assay; Anžejs Pasečņiks

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.Click To Tweet

From the 2017 NBA Draft, onto the NBA Awards and right through to the now open Free Agency window, Basketball fanatics globally have been kept glued to a screen of some sort, since the Warriors claimed their 2nd title in 3 seasons, in one of the most tide turning Playoffs to date. As I write this, yet another All-Star calibre player could be relocating to a new city, such is the need for star level players that can help teams compete in this arms race immediately, or young assets that one can develop into future stars, as they patiently bide their time and see out this war of Superstar artillery. The 2017 NBA Draft presented teams with the first opportunity to acquire the talent they needed, to help meet their individual needs and ambitions moving forward, one can tell a lot by how certain teams chose to conduct business, or failed to do so; the NBA is now fully split into three unequal streams, the contenders, the pretenders and the tankers, a rather sad reality that very few key role-players would care to admit out loud.

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.

#TheTalentScout

#25

Anžejs Pasečņiks

Orlando Magic (Traded To The Philadelphia 76ers)

Bio

DoB: December 20th, 1995 (21)

PoB: Riga; Latvia

Position/s: Power-Forward/ Centre

Height: 2.18m | 7’2

Weight: 100kg | 220lbs

Pre-Draft Teams:  VEF Rīga | Latvian Basketball League (Aldaris LBL) & VTB United League | Latvia & Spain || CB Gran Canaria | Liga ACB & EuroCup | Spain

Major Honours

Latvian Basketball League Champion | 2012, 1013 & 2015

Spanish Supercup Champion | 2016

Spanish League All-Young Players Team | 2017

FIBA Europe U18 Championship All-Tournament Team | 2013

European U18 All-Star Game MVP | 2013

Career Stats

Span Teams Games Ave. PPG FG% 3PT% Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
2011 – 17 BC VEF Riga & Gran Canaria 71 11.6 47.5 39.8 7.4 1.6 1.6 1.1

 

The Grand Stand View

Draft Grade | C-

In Five Words… | The Draft ‘n Stash Process

Written by Mallele Chidi PeTje III (@MCPeTjeIII) for The Grand Stand View (@GSVDaily)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=667FuOErSDY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buK8Laaf2ZY

The 2017 NBA Draft Rookie Assay; Tyler Lydon

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.Click To Tweet

From the 2017 NBA Draft, onto the NBA Awards and right through to the now open Free Agency window, Basketball fanatics globally have been kept glued to a screen of some sort, since the Warriors claimed their 2nd title in 3 seasons, in one of the most tide turning Playoffs to date. As I write this, yet another All-Star calibre player could be relocating to a new city, such is the need for star level players that can help teams compete in this arms race immediately, or young assets that one can develop into future stars, as they patiently bide their time and see out this war of Superstar artillery. The 2017 NBA Draft presented teams with the first opportunity to acquire the talent they needed, to help meet their individual needs and ambitions moving forward, one can tell a lot by how certain teams chose to conduct business, or failed to do so; the NBA is now fully split into three unequal streams, the contenders, the pretenders and the tankers, a rather sad reality that very few key role-players would care to admit out loud.

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.

#TheTalentScout

#24

Tyler Lydon

Utah Jazz (Traded To The Denver Nuggets)

Bio

DoB: April 9th, 1996 (21)

PoB: Hudson, New York; USA

Position/s: Small-Forward/ Power-Forward (Stretch-4)

Height: 2.08m | 6’10

Weight: 103kg | 226lbs

High School: New Hampton School, New Hampton; New Hampshire

College:  Syracuse University | Syracuse Orange | ACC

Class: Sophomore

AAU Team: Albany City Rocks

Major Honours

FIBA Americas U18 Championship Gold Medallist | 2014

Career Stats

Span Team Games Ave. PPG FG% 3PT% Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
2015 – 17 Syracuse 71 11.6 47.5 39.8 7.4 1.6 1.6 1.1

 

The Grand Stand View

Draft Grade | C+

In Five Words… | Another Scoring Small-Forward From Syracuse…?

Written by Mallele Chidi PeTje III (@MCPeTjeIII) for The Grand Stand View (@GSVDaily)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67BpetbqHkc

The 2017 NBA Draft Rookie Assay; OG Anunoby

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.Click To Tweet

From the 2017 NBA Draft, onto the NBA Awards and right through to the now open Free Agency window, Basketball fanatics globally have been kept glued to a screen of some sort, since the Warriors claimed their 2nd title in 3 seasons, in one of the most tide turning Playoffs to date. As I write this, yet another All-Star calibre player could be relocating to a new city, such is the need for star level players that can help teams compete in this arms race immediately, or young assets that one can develop into future stars, as they patiently bide their time and see out this war of Superstar artillery. The 2017 NBA Draft presented teams with the first opportunity to acquire the talent they needed, to help meet their individual needs and ambitions moving forward, one can tell a lot by how certain teams chose to conduct business, or failed to do so; the NBA is now fully split into three unequal streams, the contenders, the pretenders and the tankers, a rather sad reality that very few key role-players would care to admit out loud.

In an attempt to help shed some light on the players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, where we saw more “one-and-done” prospects selected in the 1st Round than ever before, we have called in our Talent Scout, Uncle Bob, to run the rule on the 2017 NBA Draft class, grading each teams pick/s, while giving you his final take on the player selected, In Five Words. The GSV Rookie Assay series will run the rule on the 30 players selected in the 1st Round of the Youngest Draft Class Ever, culminating in us announcing our three potential forerunners for GSV Rookie of the Year Award and profiling the players to watch out for in each position next season.

#TheTalentScout

#23

OG Anunoby

Toronto Raptors

Bio

Full Name: Ogugua Anunoby Jr.

DoB: July 17th, 1997 (19)

PoB: London, England; UK

Position/s: Small-Forward/ Power-Forward (Stretch-4)

Height: 2.03m | 6’8

Weight: 107kg | 235lbs

High School: Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; Missouri

College:  Indiana University | Indiana Hoosiers | Big Ten

Class: Sophomore

AAU Team: Team Thad

Career Stats

Span Team Games Ave. PPG FG% 3PT% Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals
2015 – 17 Indiana 50 6.8 56.3 36.5 4.0 1.0 1.1 1.1

 

The Grand Stand View

Draft Grade | A-

In Five Words… | Rewards, Far Outweigh The Risk…

Written by Mallele Chidi PeTje III (@MCPeTjeIII) for The Grand Stand View (@GSVDaily)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xy21DDtxuw