Vassilis Charalampopoulos

Height: 6-8

Weight: 240

Country: Greece

Professional Team: GS Lavrio

Classification: International ’97

Birthdate: 1/6/1997

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted​

 
Pros:

Adequate shooter from all over the floor

Adequate low post scorer

Decent scorer off the dribble

Excels at scoring on the move

Solid playmaker

Adequate rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Smart player that has a good feel for the game

Good size to play the small forward position

Has played in some of the toughest professional leagues

Has very good intangibles

Cons:

Streaky shooter

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble

Unselfish to a fault

Can be too passive on offense

Not an elite ball handler

Does not always commit himself to the boards

Struggles to defend quicker players

Only an average athlete

Summary:

Vassilis Charalampopoulos is a skilled combination forward that can shoot and score in a variety of ways, and he is a gifted passer that makes good decisions with the basketball.​

On the other hand, he may struggle to consistently create his own shot off the dribble, and he does not possess great speed or ball handling skills for the small forward position.  Sometimes, he can tend to make decisions too slowly, and his lack of elite athletic ability can make it difficult for him to guard quicker players.​

Right now, Charalampopoulos projects to be a second round prospect for the 2019 draft.  He has been a productive player at some of the toughest professional basketball leagues, especially for someone his age.  With his skill set, he could end up being a solid role player in the NBA.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Euroleague 2016-17 Statistics

YouTube Video from psaras2009 of showing a Charalampopoulos game

Eurohoops’ Article on Charalampopoulos Withdrawing From the Draft

Games Scouted:

7/31/15 Greece vs. France

2/6/18 PAOK BC vs. BK Ventspils