Martynas Arlauskas, 6-6, SG/SF, Zalgiris, 2000
-Good physical profile for a wing prospect at 6' 6 with an excellent frame and decent length. At 16 years old may still be growing. Wide shoulders, frame should fill out really nicely.
-Fluid athlete who can play above the rim in space. Great feet.
-Killer mentality. Plays with a lot of passion. Very professional approach for his age. Speaks perfect English. Super mature game for his age. Son of a former player
-Competitive defender who chases around shooters willingly. Will sit down in a stance. Uses his body to contain penetration. Whatever he lacks in elite twitch he makes up for in effort. Defends multiple positions. Fights through screens. In position off the ball. 2.6 steals per 40 minutes.
-Capable spot shooter. Ball comes out cleanly when he has time and space.
-Can attack a closeout in a straight line. Solid strides. Smart cutter. Plays an efficient game 57% from two and 38% from three.
-Comfortable playing out of ball screens. Can really pass. Plays a simple game. Hits the roll man accurately over the top. Can drive and kick to shooters. 4.8 assists to 1.3 turnovers per 40. Really knows who he is as a player and doesn't play outside of that. Willing to play a role.
-Good not great athlete in terms of burst and vertical explosiveness. More fluid than freaky. Plays mostly at one speed.
-Checks a lot of boxes but isn't quite great in one area.
-Streaky shooter. Can speed up his release somewhat of a deep squat and a forward lean on his jumper. Easily fixed as he gets good rotation and has touch but could use some cleaning up.
-Much better shooting off the catch than off the dribble.
-Doesn't have a great knack for drawing contact around the rim two free throw attempts in 96 minutes.
-Not all that dynamic with the ball. Not going to change speeds or directions or break his man down in isolation situations. Limited to mostly straight line drives
At the ripe age of 16, Arlauskas played a big role on the wing for a Zalgiris team that convincingly took home the title, as he started every game, regularly guarded the opponent's best player and posted a 22.4 PER while scoring efficiently and taking care of the ball. Arlauskas has a bright future as a role-playing wing who does a little bit of everything on both ends, with the potential to be more if his handle improves and he becomes a more dynamic shooter. Arlauskas' professional approach and killer mentality along with his tools, feel for the game, defensive acumen and shooting potential make him without a doubt one of the more intriguing wing prospects in Kaunas and a player to keep an eye on moving forward.