Matas Buzelis

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: G League Ignite
(Hinsdale, IL)
HT: 6-10WT: 200
BORN: 10/13/2004YEAR: USA04WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Buzelis is a big wing/guard with a versatile skill set who is playing with the G League Ignite.

He’s got handles and great court vision and excels at moving the ball and operating with the flow of the offense. His passing ability stands out for a 6-10 player and he’s got a great feel for the game.

He has played on the ball a lot in his young career but is growing into a big guard/wing in the MPJ, Gordon Hayward and Mike Dunleavy Jr. molds.

He’s got a thin frame and will have to hit the gym hard to get to the point of handling NBA level contact but this can be said for most up and coming prospects.

Buzelis has a really smooth and promising 3pt shot. His release is on point and he projects as a high level floor spacer. He’s also got a great touch around the basket with both hands and an overall refined skill level.

I see him as a solid or high level role player at the NBA level – a guy who plays off the ball and does a bit of everything on the court. He’s not a first option offensive player but his all around game could make him an All Star in time.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

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2024 SF Rankings

  1. Cody Williams – 6-8 – Colorado
  2. Zaccharie Risarcher – 6-9 – France
  3. Matas Buzelis – 6-10 – G League Ignite
  4. Ron Holland – 6-8 – G League Ignite
  5. Jaylon Tyson – 6-7 – California
  6. Ryan Dunn – 6-8 – Virginia
  7. Pacome Dadiet – 6-7 – France
  8. Jamir Watkins – 6-7 – Florida State
  9. Dillon Jones – 6-6 – Weber State
  10. Melvin Ajinca – 6-7 – France
  11. Payton Sandfort – 6-7 – Iowa
  12. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Illinois
  13. Trentyn Flowers – 6-8 – 36ers, NBL
  14. Jalen Bridges – 6-7 – Baylor
  15. Justin Edwards – 6-7 – Kentucky
  16. Jaylen Wells – 6-8 – Washington State
  17. Tyon Grant-Foster – 6-7 – Grand Canyon
  18. Nique Clifford – 6-6 – Colorado State
  19. Dillon Mitchell – 6-7 – Texas
  20. Alex Karaban – 6-8 – UConn
  21. David Jones – 6-6 – Memphis (Dominican Republic)
  22. Arthur Kaluma – 6-7 – Kansas State
  23. Kobe Johnson – 6-6 – USC
  24. Baba Miller – 6-11 – Florida State (Spain)
  25. Babacar Sane – 6-6 – Ignite
  26. Samis Calderon – 6-7 – Brazil
  27. Tre White – 6-6 – Louisville
  28. Cam’Ron Fletcher – 6-7 – Florida State
  29. Tyler Burton – 6-7 – Villanova
  30. Nathan Missia-Dio – 6-8 – Overtime Elite (Belgium)
  31. Puff Johnson – 6-8 – Penn State