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2002 Scouting Report:

Strengths: Offensively there isn’t much Tskitishvili can’t do he is a versatile scorer capable of shooting from the outside or slashing in the lane ... Has great size for his position at 6-11 there isn’t many small forwards he won’t be able to shoot over ... Prefers to set-up his offense by receiving the ball out on the perimeter where he is a threat to penetrate or shoot from 18 ft out ... Due to his long arms he has shown the ability to be a adequate shot-blocker thanks to his long arms and decent leaping ability ... Runs the floor extremely well and is blessed with great agility ... Has excellent court vision and shows some above average passing skills ... Handles the ball very well for a player his size and is decently quick when doing a move off the dribble ... Owns great touch around the basket when getting the ball down low ... Tskitishvili is a competent rebounder thanks to his solid leaping ability and positioning when under the boards ... Plays well when under pressure due to his confidence and competitiveness ... Has loads of potential something which will drive his stock come draft day ... Solid free throw shooter ... Unlike many young players his age his is blessed with a great sense of the game that simply can’t be taught ...

Weakness: Is somewhat streaky from behind 3-point line where he has yet to develop consistency ... Defensively like most overseas players he is a step behind as he isn't the best perimeter defender not does he possess great anticipation skills when playing the passing lanes ... Doesn’t have the best upper body strength as he gets pushed off the blocks a lot and has some problems when guarded by physical defenders ... Not as comfortable offensively when playing with his back to the basket as his low post moves are still in their developing stages ... There have been some questions concerning his work ethic as some have said he is a little too confident for his own good ... Not as seasoned as some of his overseas counterparts as Tskitishvili is still learning the fundamentals part of the game ... Could stand to gain about 15-20 pounds of muscle which would benefit him when finishing around the basket ... Doesn’t handle double teams all that well as they seem to frustrate him rather easily ...

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2000-01 Slovan

31

51.0

28.9

68.8

0.2

N/A

3.6

0.2

8.1

2001-02 Benetton

13

73.3

40.0

83.3

0.5

0.2

1.8

0.4

6.6

Totals

44

53.8

32.3

69.8

0.3

N/A

2.7

0.3

7.3

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