Volodymyr Markovetskyy, 7-1, Center, Zalgiris, 2000
-Intriguing physical profile for a center prospect. A legit 7-1 in shoes with an above average reach and a projectable frame. Strong legs.
-Appears to have quite a bit of untapped potential from an athleticism standpoint - runs a little funny and plays below the rim but is fairly fluid.
-Decent hands, soft touch around the rim. Makes himself available off the ball. Makes an effort to finish with either hand.
-Decent mechanics on his mid-range jumper
-Shows flashes of fight on the glass 15.1 boards per 40 minutes
-Runs a little funny at the moment. Moves at one speed. No twitch. Not comfortable guarding the perimeter.
-Plays below the rim even at his size. Doesn't try to dunk anything.
-Doesn't play with all that much tenacity at this stage. A little soft defending the interior. Split second slow off the ground.
-Fairly limited in the post right now. Seems to lack a degree of confidence at times.
-Very much a long-term prospect who's at a very early stage of his development
The second-youngest player on the Zalgiris ANGT team, Markovetskyy didn't play a huge role in Kaunas but is quite interesting long term given his size frame, mobility and touch around the rim. The 7' 1 Ukrainian is a long ways away in terms of his development so it's tough to make too many definitive statements about his game and pro prospects, but if he develops as expected, he could turn into an interesting center prospect down the road.