Game Scouted: Georgia Southern @ Elon
Elon wins 60-59
Sebastian Koch (G/F, 6’8”, SR)
36 min, 2-9 FG, 2-8 3pt, 7 reb, 3 assists, 6 TP
Primarily a perimeter player who has good guard skills for a player of his size. Fundamental player who can pass, dribble, shoot, and pass effectively. Excellent shooter from the 3 pt line. Uses his size to shoot over the top of defenders and has a quick release. Has range beyond NBA 3. Is shooting over 45% on the season while attempting over 6 threes a game. You have to find him in transition. Showed he could score off the dribble as well. High IQ player who understands spacing- doesn’t force shots either. Solid ball handler with either hand. Can rebound the ball and advance it with the dribble. Decent rebounder in his area. Unselfish player who creates for others.
Uses his length well on the defensive end.
Does a decent job of beating players off the dribble, but does not have great first step- he needs to get quicker to beat better defenders. Needs to improve upper body strength and get stronger with the ball on drives.
Needs to get more aggressive on the offensive end. Needs to do a better job rebounding outside of his area and in traffic. Defense needs improvement- struggles to stay in front of smaller players and contain the ball handler in iso situations.
Koch is originally from Germany, but played HS basketball in the States at Christ School. Koch is having his best year of his career yet, averaging over 12 ppg, 5 rpg, and 2 assists. Pro teams will love his ability to shoot the basketball as a player with excellent height for the position. It will be interesting to see if he decides to return to Germany where they have an excellent pro league or look to play ball elsewhere.
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