Draft Scouting 2002
Wake Forest 6'9" 248
PF, SF - SR.
Maybe the most skilled
post player in the draft. This Lithuanian has moves for his moves
on the block. (spin left for the right handed hook, or spin right
and come up and under). He'll dive on the floor for a ball, ...Dang
near a pro already after playing in international competition, and
at Wake for 4 years. He was a member of the 2000 Bronze Medal winning
Lithuanian Olympic team, and posted 12 & 16 in games vs. the USA.
...Songaila is a strong post player that gets to the free-throw
line. He is hard to stop in the post. He prefers to play back to
basket, but is versatile enough to hit shots facing the hoop as
well. He showed a crossover dribble that got him a 14 foot jumper.
He has great stamina and is constantly in motion. Scores within
the offense, and reads defenses well. ...Doesn't have great leaping
ability, is slow, and flat-footed. He does run the floor and gets
back in transition. ...He has tremendous touch around the hoop.
...Plays hard, and is a good passer. Married spring 2002.
Looking Back to 1999
10th Pick: Hawks - Jason Terry
Bob's advice - Corey Maggette
Advantage - Hawks
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