Matija Poscic Scouting Report

Mike Procopio offers up a scouting report on one of the newest members of the DePaul Blue Demons – junior college transfer Matija Poscic from Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois. Mike gives us the complete breakdown on the 6-9, 235 lb. Croatian forward's strengths and weaknesses…

Matija Poscic will bring a low post threat to the DePaul Blue Demons frontcourt this season. Poscic has a great combination of size, length, and post moves to go to. He has the ability to not only to be a low post threat, but to step out to the mid post and face up and be a scoring option as well. He can run the floor very well and has a very high basketball IQ. He'll give the coaching staff many options lineup wise, because they can play Matija at the power forward spot and go big and also use him at center with Mac Koshwal and go small.

I've had the opportunity to watch Matija play with his team this fall and really like what I've seen thus far. He brings an instant impact to the team's frontcourt. In my opinion he'll be one of the top 10 post players in the Big East this year without question. Most college post players can overpower and score only by using their physical gifts. Matija can score from many spots on the court. His best options offensively are his one dribble jump hook with both hands as well as being able to up and under with the same move. What makes him a very big threat is his ability to step out to the mid post face up and make 12-15 foot shots with no problems, but also he has the ability to put the ball on the floor against slower posts and attack the rim. He's a good athlete and has good lift. He'll be able to get to the free throw line with no problem, because his basketball IQ is very high.

Defensively he's not a great shot blocking threat, but moves his feet well and uses his length to strip his man and is able to beat him to the spot. He's active and isn't afraid to mix it up down low. His ability to pass out of double teams and also hit teammates on the weakside of the floor will really increase the team's offensive productivity.

Matija Poscic is a building block for the team to make a solid run at the upper half of the league for the next two seasons. I look forward to seeing Matija play over the next two years.

Mike Procopio has worked for Tim Grover at ATTACK Athletics since 2004. He is responsible for player development, specializing in offensive footwork for wing players and big men. Mike has been working with pro players since 1996. He got his start in player development at Snow Valley Basketball Camp learning under Herb Livsey. He has worked events all over the world including The Nike All-America Camp, Michael Jordan Flight School, and the Benneton Treviso Big Man Camp (Treviso,Italy).

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