Martynas Pocius

RCSI: 56 (2005)
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg)
Position: SG/SF
High School: Holderness School (New Hampshire)
Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania
College: Duke
Current Team: Murcia
Win - Loss: 8 - 9


A Look Back At The U-20 European Championships (Part One)

Luis Fernández
Luis Fernández
Sep 20, 2006, 01:06 pm
A top-3 scorer in the tournament averaging 20 points per game, the Duke Blue Devil basically reproduced what he had shown a couple of years ago in Zaragoza at the junior stage. He’s an extremely incisive guy, whose first impulse is always to aggressively attack the basket (perhaps his American heritage after spending several years there), but also a very nice shooter, proving that he has Lithuanian blood running through his veins. An athletic player with excellent legs (that he uses nicely on defense), size is what hurts him potential-wise. Perhaps you can miss a bit more of creativity team-wise playing off the dribble, involving his teammates while taking advantage of his ability to beat his matchups. Anyway, he should become a valuable player in Europe when he finishes his college tenure.

Zaragoza, The Best of the Rest: Guards

Luis Fernández
Luis Fernández
Aug 20, 2004, 01:00 am
Pocius was a pleasant surprise in this tournament. He plays high school basketball in the U.S., and that shows in how strong and physically developed he looks. He is remarkably explosive compared with the other guys here. But the best thing is that he's also quite skilled. He finished the Championships with some amazing performances.

Martynas's game is presently built around shooting and slashing. His perimeter stroke was solid and reliable in the tournament (43% in treys). His mechanics are not perfect, but they look okay. He has a fast release and has no problem making it while stationary or off the dribble. He makes use of his nice ball-handling skills, especially with his right hand, for a good penetrating ability. His preference for going right is noticeable, but he is fast and fearless when attacking the rim; if given the chance he'll dunk it. The explosiveness he possesses appears all the more spectacular on account of his height. He can pass the ball while penetrating with fairly good accuracy, but he tends to hog the ball a bit. He spent too much time dribbling on the perimeter looking for a chance to penetrate. The absence of a good point guard on the Lithuanian squad didn't help in this matter. With his physical skills, Martynas is a naturally able defender.

Pocius's biggest shortcoming is, appropriately, his height. At 6'4 he is undersized for the shooting guard position. His great play was due in large part to his superior physical development, so his upside seems a bit smaller than most of the elite players at Zaragoza. NBA potential cannot be ruled an impossibility, but he is a long shot unless he grows another inch or two.

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