4 point guards targets for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2020 NBA Draft
Theo Maledon, PG, ASVEL, 18.9 years old
2019-2020 per game stats: 7.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 17.3 minutes
Theo Maledon hails from France where he has a history of international success as a prospect. He helped his country win a silver medal at the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup and a gold in the 2017 FIBA Under-16 European Championships.
He spent this past season with ASVEL playing in the EuroLeague and LNB Pro A. Maledon possesses speed, quickness, and size that will serve him well in the NBA. He isn’t the most explosive athlete, though.
Maledon is an excellent pick and roll ball-handler. He does well playing under control and making the right pass.
The 18-year-old has been praised for his maturity and work ethic. He is one of the younger players in the draft, but he handles himself like a veteran. The young guard has three seasons of professional experience under his belt before reaching the NBA.
Maledon has proven he can shoot. He has connected on 34.6 percent of his 214 3-point attempts logged by Basketball-Reference. Maledon has also hit 82.2 percent of his free throws.
Tony Parker’s understudy appears set to have a lengthy NBA career.
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