We’ll be the first to admit that we really were surprised when digging down into the top scorers of certain leagues and a player we very much liked turned out to be none other than Tyler Sabin.
A native of New Berlin, WI. Sabin was a ’17 grad of Ripon (Div.3) while our ownership namely Mr. Duran did scout him during his college years. One fun fact is that outside Sabin, Mr. Duran pointed out that this is the second time he has come across a New Berlin native that can potentially make a major impact in an up and coming league such as Sweden. The other player being TJ Bray (former Princeton standout) currently playing for Bayern Munich in the German BBL and the Euroleague.
Little known fact that Sabin competed in +70 games throughout his NCAA career and managed to average above +28.5ppg throughout his career, like most college ballplayers that do not get a direct shot to go through the draft process or get a shot at the G-League or Summer League take their chance at an international start.
The above was exactly the case for Sabin. He began his pro basketball career playing in Denmark followed last season by a season in LEB Gold with Coruna. This season Sabin has been making use of his skills that he has been improving year by year to bring the heat to his team Wetterbygden Stars competing in the SBL (Sweding Basketligan). The 6’3 guard has been scoring +22 ppg, dishing above 3,5 apg as well as playing with an efficiency rating above +21 per game so far in the season. Keep your eyes peeled for this guard that will no doubt make a big splash next season for sure!
Video Breakdown of his performance
Points of improvement based on video breakdown
- weakside ball help
- reading opposing offenses faster in order to steal the ball quicker
- utilizing cutting bigs for easier points & assists
- quicker and more stable release with the weak hand during drives
- reading offenses of opponents better to prevent hand-checking when isolated
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