This pic will become iconic if Bitadze becomes a baller in the NBA.
Since he isn’t getting any love during Media Day, I decided to write a story about him and let you know what scouts are saying about him.
Goga Bitadze (born 20 July 1999) is a Georgian professional basketball player for Mega Bemax of the ABA League, and the Serbian League. Listed at 2.12 m (6 ft 11 1⁄2 in) and 114 kilograms (251 lbs), he plays the center position. He is considered one of the top international prospects and a potential first-round pick in the 2019 NBA draft.
Bitadze is not an impressive athlete. He is not particularly quick, and defying gravity is not his forte. He makes up for these deficiencies with soft touch and the coordination to flip shots in from the 4-6 foot area around the hoop.
This touch on floaters and on-the-move finishes gives Bitadze an outlet to score in pick-and-roll settings in the place of more typical lob catching. Given his size and coordination, Bitadze is also able to manufacture some points on post-ups and offensive rebound situations. He might not be a dynamic enough post fulcrum to run NBA offense through, but it is still nice to see him display the ability to score in these situations.
So that is a little background on him, flip the pages for some of his highlights.