Luisa GEISELSODER – Player Scouting Report by Ali Ovacık


Scouting Report


Ali Ovacık

Player Profile

Basketball background:

WNBA Draft: 2020 / Round: 2 / pick : 21st overall

Selected by the : Dallas Wings

  • Fiba u16 women Avrupa Şampiyonası Mvp (2016)

Junior teams:

Geiselsoder won the silver medal with the German national under-16 basketball team and was named the MVP at the 2016 FIBA Under-16 European Championship where she averaged 14.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. She also participated at the 2018 FIBA Under-18 European Championship where she won the gold medal and averaged 11.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. She played at the 2019 FIBA Under-20 European Championship, she averaged 12.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. She also participated at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup where she averaged 13.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

Senior team

In mid-November 2019, she made her debut in the German national basketball team

Player Personality:

She uses middle range shots with high accuracy. • Her high post facing 1 on 1 knowledge is high level. • Passing ability in high-low games is one of her most important features. • Her Post Up ability and finishing power comes to the fore. • She is very successful in pivoting games. • Her return to her right and left shoulder is strong. • Her PnR game knowledge is top level. • She is making bottom roles very paced. • When the short roll is knocked over, her pass ability and game reading feature gives the team a great advantage. • She feels more comfortable in 4 out 1 in game system and she reads the game better. • She creates wide space in post up positions and help can be difficult to come by. • In cases where double teams are made in post up games, her passing ability and game knowledge give her great advantage.


• Her full-court pace is low. • She is having trouble with players who are active and have high athleticism. • She can’t switch, her feet stays slow. • She has a tempo problem in PnR. 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.

PnR Ball Handler:

+ Her most powerful side is her choices in PnR positions. She plays mid-range shot with high hit. When she makes a short roll, her accurate passing ability and game knowledge to the corners or flash cuts are high level. She can pop-out and look at her shot. When she makes a pop-out, she definitely uses her passing ability and creates area for spacing. Her dip roll tempo is high level and in connection with this, her finishing percentage is very high. to integrate her finger sensitivity and post-up game knowledge makes her stand out.

Added Insight:

 Having the features of modern basketball, gives good signals for the future about her high level post up ability and her finishing feature. If she physically improves and accelerates herself a little more, the pleasure of a euroleague player is inevitable. Being drafted by Dallas already shows that she is a talented player. If she solves the PnR deff vulnerabilities, the chance of wnba will definitely come.