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Giorgi Shermadini
Position: C
Country: Georgia
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HT: 6'11"
WT: 248
Biography: Three years after originally declaring for the NBA draft, Shermandini doesn't have nearly the hype he did in 2008. However, there's a good chance a team will use a low-risk, second-round pick on the center from the Republic of Georgia. Shermandini looked to be a late first-round pick as a 19-year-old a few years back, but he decided to withdraw his name at the last minute. It may have been a mistake, given Shermandini has basically fallen off the radar over the last couple of years. He spent the 2010-11 season playing in Greece for Panathinikos and was able to impress scouts at times with his athleticism despite his big body. However, Shermandini fits the mold of most European big men, lacking strength and being much more comfortable playing away from the basket rather than near it. He has 3-point range similar to Toronto's Andrea Bargnani and can get up and down the floor well. Shermandini, though, doesn't take advantage of his size enough and is a weak defender who is easily pushed around down low. He needs to add a lot of strength if he plans on getting big minutes in the NBA. Shermandini averaged 7.5 points and 3.4 rebounds this season in the Euroleague.

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