Full Two-Round NBA Mock Draft Pre-March Madness

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – NOVEMBER 15: Theo Maledon of Asvel Villeurbanne in action during the 2019/2020 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 8 match between Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade and LDLC Asvel Villeurbane at Stark Arena on November 15, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images) /

Utah Jazz. 22. 118. Theo Maledon. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. PG, France

The 18-year-old’s play in Europe has been all over the place, and should be considered a “project pick” in the draft.

Maledon only received 17.4 minutes a game for his team, with mediocre numbers across the board. The 6’4 point guard averaged 15.2 points, 5.8 assists and 5.6 fouls per-36. The fouls are concerning, especially that physical play is already allowed more in the Euroleague than it is in the NBA.

In terms of positives, he’s a speedy slasher who can take it coast-to-coast with ease. He gets very low on his drives, using his size to his advantage. While he’s better in the lane, Maledon can pull up for a jumper, and possesses some catch-and-shoot capabilities.

He’ll need to work on his passing and limiting his fouls, but some team is bound to look past those downfalls and take a chance on him.