Sika KONE – Full Scouting Report by Ali Ovacık

Sika KONE

by

Ali Ovacık

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POWER FORWARD

Birth:13 Jul 2002 (age 18)

Height:190 cm / 6’3″

Nationality:MALI

club:Spar Gran Canaria/Spain-LF1

Player Profil

Basketball background:

1st LF2 rebounds

6th LF2 points

FIBA U16 Women’s African Championship Gold medal 2017

FIBA U16 Women’s African Championship named all-star five 2017

FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship Gold medal 2018

Spanish Championship Cadet MVP 2018

Spanish Championship Junior MVP 2019

Player Personality:

  • Her most important feature is that she is a jumper player.
  • Although she is at the level of 1.90, she has a great command of body coordination.
  • She became a dominant player when she added game knowledge and rebound intuition to being a jumper.
  • She can play and defend comfortably in 4 and 5 number positions.
  • She has top rebounding intuition and finishing ability in both hoops.
  • She feels more successful and free in the 2-long game system.
  • Despite her tall physique, she has the ability to pass.
  • She can switch to short.
  • She can easily defend the number 5.
  • She can stand against the short 10-14 seconds.

BOX SCORE FOR EVERY GAME HE PLAYED 2020-2021

Athleticism:

  • She runs ahead after rebound.
  • Her 1 * 1 post up defense is top notch.
  • Although she is a jumper, she is a very good under-circle finisher.
  • Before her defense, she has a very fast trailer run.
  • Her trailer info and finish percentage is so high.
  • She can turn on both shoulders in Post Up games.
  • Her game knowledge and 1 * 1 IQ from short corner is top notch.
  • Her footwork coordination is very successful.
  • She uses footwork very well in inside post up games.

PnR Ball Handler:

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  • She can be both a collective and screen player in PnP and PnR games.
  • Mid-range shot in pop-out positions provides to keep her on the pitch with a high shooting percentage.
  • When she makes pop-out, she can make her own shot and accordingly, she plays 1 * 1, she provides serious match-up advantages.
  • Her dip roll tempo is too successful.
  • One of her best works without a ball is to create a large area while making a screen.
  • Not making defense faults in the zone that she creates and forcing defense in switch provides great advantage to the team.
  • The percentage of post-up finishes and assists after dip roll is too high.
  • She plays very aggressive 1/1 after pop-out.
  • Her game style is very similar to Sancho Lyttle.
  • When her team is under pressure, she can bring the ball to the full court.

PnR Ball Handler:

  • In the times that she plays number four in high-low games, she gives wrong pass decisions.
  • Being mobile overly drags her to preference errors.
  • She can’t adjust the dosage of hardness to maintain position in games without the ball.
  • Because she has no outside shot, she has steps and offensive foul problem in 1*1 defense in shortage of space.
  • When the ball comes out of inside, she can be hasty and make decision mistakes.
  • Things to do:
  • She should improve her outside shot.
  • She should play more calmly and wisely.
  • When the space becomes narrow, she needs to improve decision mechanism.
  • Despite her young age and tall stature, she is very safe and she is a player who has top coordination.
  • She will surely have a career in Europe and Wnba.
  • What she can do in Wnba Rookie Season is a matter of curiosity, it will not be difficult to get used to the pace of there but the choice for Europe will be much more valuable in respect of game mind.
  • She needs to work harder to take the first step which is very important in Europe.
  • She has the ability to figure out these problems, she will be one of the important players of European and modern basketball in a short time.

Things to do:

  • She should improve her outside shot.
  • She should play more calmly and wisely.
  • When the space becomes narrow, she needs to improve decision mechanism.
  • Despite her young age and tall stature, she is very safe and she is a player who has top coordination.
  • She will surely has career in Europe and Wnba.
  • What she can do in Wnba Rookie Season is a matter of curiosity, it will not be difficult to get used to the pace of there but the choice for Europe will be much more valuable in respect of game mind.
  • She needs to work harder to take the first step which is very important in Europe.
  • She has the ability to figure out these problems, she will be one of the important players of European and modern basketball in a short time.

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