Issuf Sanon

Height: 6-3

Weight: 180

Country: Ukraine

Professional Team: Union Olimpija

Classification: International ’99

Birthdate: 10/30/1999

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 75

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted​

2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 44 by the Washington Wizards

Pros:

Adequate scorer off the dribble

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate playmaker

Moves fairly well off the ball on offense

Decent rebounder for a player his size

Adequate defender that can rack up steals

Above average athlete

Very good motor

​Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting

Needs to improve his free throw shooting

Can gamble too much defensively

Virtual unknown

May not be a true point guard

Has not played much at the highest levels​

Summary:

Issuf Sanon is a young point guard that recently declared to enter the NBA draft.  He is a tough, gritty player that can get scores off the dribble, and he will also play aggressive defense, as he can pick up steals at a high rate.​

On the other hand, he will need to improve his jump shot, and he may need to improve his position defense, as he may tend to gamble too much on that side of the ball.  Overall, Sanon could be an interesting project player for an NBA team to take on, as he could be a second round, draft and stash pick in 2018 if he keeps his name in the pool.​

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

ESPN Article on Sanon Entering the Draft

Sanon’s Wikipedia Bio