Breaking down Siewert's game

Arizona State landed a sharp shooting 2016 post in Lucas Siewert on Sunday. Scout breaks down the future Sun Devil's game.

Arizona State picked up a commitment on Sunday from 2016 post Lucas Siewert, a pledge which made sense for both parties.

Siewert, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound center from Los Angeles Cathedral, ended his recruitment early by choosing the Sun Devils.

Given Herb Sendek's success with bigs who can stretch the defense, you can see why Siewert and Arizona State were the right fit for each other.

Siewert is already pretty tall at about 6-foot-9, but he also has a good build and a high motor. His strength is his shooting ability at his size and position; he's a very big weapon from three off the catch and can also hit midrange jumpers.

Offensively, he scores a lot more points facing the basket than with his back to it, and while his shooting ability may make one consider him to be more of a four offensively, defensively he's likely going to have to guard the five.

Another plus skill for Siewert is his rebounding ability, especially on defense. He has nice timing as a rebounder and does a nice job boarding his area.

He's a good passer for the position and has success looking for cutters from the perimeter and high post.

Athletically he's about average for the position. He gets good lift after a running start but isn't particularly explosive from inside. He's certainly mobile enough to guard most fives at the next level.

Siewert is a native of Brazil who moved to the country before his sophomore season and has international experience with the Brazilians.

The three-star prospect joins another strong shooter in wing Brendan Bailey in the Sun Devils' 2016 class.


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