Aleksej Pokusevski

Position: PF

Height: 7’0″ (213 cm)

Birthday: Dec 26, 2001

Weight: 195 (88 kg)



Elite size for player on his position. Has good wingspan, mobile enough, fluid, runs the floor very well. Loves to play in open court. Solid handles in transition. Thanks to size and reach has good upside at glass. Keep the plays alive. Huge upside as rim protector.

Has really high release on his jump shot. Smooth and quick jumper. Can score some deep range jumpers. Relocates makes himself available off the ball. Can score from standstill. Will step into 3s in transition. Has some upside as coming off the screen type of shooter. Same goes for pull up jumpers. Solid shooter but needs to show some constancy.

Has huge upside as pull up shooter. Can attack closeouts using pull up jumpers. At times can handle the ball during the pick and roll. Showed flashes scoring some pull up jumpers out of ISO game.


Has some passing upside as well. Size helps him to see over the defenders. Can operate from perimeter and low post. 

Will push it ahead in transition. Can crass defensive glass and push it. Plays with head up. Has potential for drive and kick type of guard.

Has huge defensive upside. Can move his feet. Size helps him to alter shots once he’s running on closeouts. Has potential to switch on ball screens and defend perimeter. Low post defense needs work but size helps him to disturb.


Has great size and mobility but body really needs to develop. Has only 195 (88 kg). Easily gets knocked off the spots. He is mobile and shifty but very lanky. Body needs to fill in. not so explosive and strong. Due lack of strength struggles to finish in traffic. Crafty enough but still not strong enough.

Capable shooter has smooth stroke, anyhow needs to improve his shooting consistency.  At times has really poor shot selection.  Can be out of balance and doesn’t set his feet on proper way. Out of balance when he comes off the screens. Doesn’t follow through when he shots. At times can show careless approach. Will make unforced turnovers. Can play without focus.  Not best passing when pressured. Also shows lack of discipline and decision making.

Being mobile and shifty but not explosive reflects on defensive end of the court. Has mobility and size to have good defensive impact, but lack power and strength. Can miss closeouts and show lazy attitude. Gets scored on during post up d.

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