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Renathan Ona Embo

Tulane Junior
Not in any ranking or draft
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 195 lbs (88 kg)
Age: 20
Position: SG
Jerseys: #3, #
High School: Quality Education Academy (North Carolina)
Hometown: Paris, France
College: Tulane
Current Team: Tulane
Win - Loss: 3 - 6

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FIBA Europe U18 Championship Scouting Reports: Point Guards

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Aug 04, 2015, 04:19 pm
Jonathan Givony

Strengths:
-Good size for a guard at around 6-3
-Tremendous frame for a 16-year old
-Excellent wingspan
-Terrific athlete. Very explosive off two feet. Strong first step
-Has good touch as an outside shooter. Can make shots with feet set and off the dribble, even off-balance at times, albeit very inconsistently.
-Not a selfish player. Will find open man at times on simple passes.
-Has tremendous potential defensively. Gets over the top of screens. Gets in passing lanes. Can pressure full-court.
-One of the youngest players to see real minutes at this tournament. Doesn't turn 17 until October.

Weaknesses:
-Much more of an undersized shooting guard at this stage than a combo or point
-Struggles to utilize his athleticism in the half-court. Needs to continue to develop his advanced ball-handling skills. Can't really create for himself in pick and roll or one on one situations
-Court vision is average. Drives into traffic without a plan.
-Shot-selection is questionable at times.
-Wants to pull-up off the dribble for jumpers or settle for floaters instead of taking ball all the way to the rim
-Not a great finisher around the basket. Lacks some touch. Doesn't appear to love contact around the rim. 41% 2P% at U18s.
-Very inconsistent as a shooter. Made just 21% of 3-point attempts at U18s. Similar percentages most of career
-Shoots it differently seemingly every time. Sometimes elbow flails out. Sometimes shoots a push shot. Needs to clean up mechanics and become much more consistent, even if he shows some potential in this area.

Outlook: Had a fairly inconsistent tournament, sometimes looking very impressive and sometime blending in completely. Has great physical tools and upside, but is very raw in many different aspects. Has been on the radar for quite some time (made his first Adidas Nations appearance at the age of 13[!]), but definitely seems to be improving. Will be interesting to see how consistent of a shooter he can become and whether he'll ever get the green light to operate with the ball in his hands and develop his playmaking ability. Still incredibly young, and thus has plenty of time to continue to make strides. Still has two more years of high school basketball left to play. Reportedly already transferring to his third high school in three years in the US after attending Findlay Prep (Las Vegas) and Balboa City (San Diego), which is somewhat concerning.

Latest results

12/08/2018 60 - 81 at South Alabama South Alabama
12/05/2018 87 - 74 vs UT Martin UT Martin
12/01/2018 61 - 62 vs Southeast Louisiana Southeast Louisiana
11/28/2018 76 - 80 vs Georgia St Georgia St

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2018-12-17 Tulane Tulane vs Texas Southern Texas Southern
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2019-01-04 Tulane Tulane vs SMU SMU
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2019-01-13 Tulane Tulane vs Memphis Memphis
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