Sebastian Koch Elon Basketball

By James Blackburn

Game Scouted: Georgia Southern @ Elon
Elon wins 60-59

Box Score

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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Lucas Troutman Elon Basketall

By: James Blackburn

Game Scouted: The Citadel @ Elon
Box Score

Lucas Troutman (F/C, 6’10”, SR)

30 min, 6-13 FG, 7-8 FT, 9 reb, 1 assist, 2 blks, 19 TP

Troutman rebounding ability is his greatest asset as a player. He rebounds the ball well on both ends, but is better on defensive end. Did a good job of tipping offensive rebounds out and keeping ball alive. Grabs rebounds with 2 hands when he can. Looks to make contact and box out when shots go up.

Showed solid patience in the post. Lucas has a good back to the basket game in which he has a variety of scoring moves- hooks, up and under, spin moves. Go to move is right hook which he can hit at a high rate. Is not a big time athlete but did have a couple of 2 hand dunks tonight in traffic.

Did a good job this game of handling the double team. Took care of the ball and found the open player. Did a good job of passing the ball this game. Strong player with good size and build. Gets deep post position.
Protects the rim well defensively. Is a decent athlete, but has really good timing.
Is an above average FT shooter -has good rotation/arc. Is shooting over 70% from the line this year. Does not look to shoot many midrange jumpers and did not attempt any tonight.

Although Troutman is a really good paint protector, he is a poor perimeter defender who needs to improve lateral quickness and overall defensive stance- is too tall, needs to get lower.

Doesn’t run the floor very well on either end and needs to improve conditioning as well. Seems to play hard for 4 minute stretches but needs to come out after that.
Showed the ability to use his left hand on one of the 1st few possessions of the game, but left hand is shaky- Is much better finishing with his right.

Plays less than 30 minutes a night but leads team in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. This is really good considering he plays in a guard oriented system that puts up a lot of 3-point shots.

Will better with pro rules allowing more physicality inside. Not able to use any arm bars to use his strength inside in college this year, but will be able to on the pro level.

Troutman has both the size and the skill to be a good European player and he should have multiple offers to play overseas as we approach the summer months. Teams love players above 6’9” that can hit FT’s and Troutman fits that billing.


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