Tom Digbeu, France/Spain, Shooting Guard, Class of 2021, FC Barcelona, 15.5 Strengths
-Fluid athlete. Quick off his feet. At a very early stage of development physically, but shows impressive flashes
-Big feet, immature frame. Likely he's still growing
-Shows potential as a perimeter shooter. Ball comes out of his hand smoothly. Shows good touch. Has made shots consistently in the youth categories. Has a good foundation to build on
-Finishes with either hand around the basket. Has touch on his floaters
-Good feel for the game. Makes extra pass and plays the right way.
-Does a lot of little things by virtue of his instincts and anticipation skills. Rotates for blocks. Gets in the passing lanes. Crashes the glass. -Appears to be competitive. Will fight in the post with stronger players. Chase-down blocks.
-Has great bloodlines. Father, Alain Digbeu, was a NBA draft pick, a French national team standout, and a longtime Euroleague player. Now an NBA scout with the Atlanta Hawks.
-Lack of strength affects him on both ends of the floor. Gets knocked off his path easily offensively. Struggles to finish in traffic. Can get overpowered defensively by stronger wings.
-Has some things to iron out as a shooter. Low release point on his jumper. Brings the ball up from his hip. Jumps sideways. Some bad misses at times
-Ball-handling skills are a work in progress in the half-court. Struggles with ball pressure. Has a ways to go as a shot-creator.
Outlook The left-handed Digbeu was fairly quiet throughout the week, but dropped plenty of glimpses of his potential throughout. He looked to be at an earlier stage of physical development than many of the players in attendance, and may be due for another growth spurt that would take him to an entirely different level as a prospect. Either way, Digbeu demonstrates a number of interesting characteristics scouts look for in young players, and is already doing some impressive things at the youth categories in Europe in different tournaments we track.