Frank Ntilikina-PG-International
Size: 6’5 190lbs

Frank Ntilikina

Strengths:

  • High basketball IQ
  • Size
  • Athleticism
  • Great court vision
  • Ball-handler
  • Solid defensively
  • Great lateral quickness
  • Versatile

Analysis: Frank Ntilikina may not be a household name yet, but he has all the talent to justify a high-end lottery pick. He has elite size for a point guard with very good athleticism and quickness. His wingspan is impressive–close to 7 ft. He is a floor general, even at his age, showing his high basketball IQ. A true point guard with a “pass first” mentality, he can control the pace of the game nicely. Ntilikina is an excellent passer with great court vision. He is always looking to find the open teammate and can pass on the move, also while penetrating. He excels on the open court and loves to run the break. Great ball handler with a nice hesitation dribble and he has also an improving crossover dribble on his repertoire. When he has time to gather he can finish strong at the rim. Improving 3-point shooter–He is already very good on Pick and Roll situations as the ball handler, because he shows patience and is always looking for the right choice. His body and physical tools are his biggest weapons on defense. His lateral quickness is a step above anyone else in this draft which helps him stay in front of his man. When he is motivated on defense he can be a lockdown defender, his length and athleticism help him make a lot of steals. Versatile defender with the potential to guard multiple positions in the future. He has a LOT of upside…

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to add muscle/strength
  • Hasn’t faced elite competition consistently
  • Become more consistent shooter
  • Can be too unselfish, passing when shot is open

Analysis: Frank Ntilikina must add muscle and strength to his frame if he is to compete in the NBA. He’s listed at 190 pounds, but on-tape he looks as if he was 175 pounds soaking wet. Despite his MVP performance at the U16 European Championships, he hasn’t consistently faced elite competition that some of his rival prospects have. His shooting release looks a little odd at times and that’s the main reason he isn’t a consistent shooter from long-range yet. He must add some aggressiveness to his game–he has problems finishing through contact at the rim due to his thin body and at times he looks like he is even avoiding contact, settling for a mid-range shot. He has problems against physical game. He isn’t always focused on defense … At times he forgets to keep a low stance when he is guarding his opponent and as a result he can be crossed easily … He relies too much on his length to make steals when he gets crossed, which leads to bad fouls.

NBA Comparison: Dennis Schroder

Draft Projection: Top 10

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