Christian Lutete

result:

Picked up by Finnish side Kobrat, the UMass product validated Vantage Basketballs assessment as one of the most underrated talents across the Euro scene, reaching elusive 50-40-90 status (53.6%FG / 42.9%3FG / 96.2%FT) on route to a league leading 22.8ppg, alongside 4.7rpg.

Challenge

Raise the profile of an exciting yet heavily undervalued talent

Identified through Vantage Basketballs 2021 summer scouting initiatives as one of the most under-the-radar prospects across the European market, the core objective was to raise the profile of an exciting yet heavily undervalued talent.

Despite producing strong junior and senior year stat-lines, the UMass graduate had an intermittent college career, splitting four seasons, across two schools, over five years. A trend further compounded as a pro-rookie through the infamous 2020/21 covid season, seeing shortened stints with two sides across three competitions.

A high-usage scorer through college, executives apprehension was expected to concentrate on the Americans ability to perform within traditional European styles, with a greater focus towards team systems and a heightened defensive demand.

1.253 PPP / 76.9%aFG

Produced 1.253 PPP / 76.9% aFG as a PNR-screener

LED TEAM

In fouls drawn & completed and-1s

TOP QUARTILE

Ranked top-quartile in PNRs - 55.3% FG (direct / assisted)

1 PPP / 50% aFG

Returned 1 PPP / 50% aFG operating out of spot-ups

1.156 PPP / 68.5% aFG

out of isolations

Solution

Perform a deep-dive into the wings senior year

Performed a deep-dive into the wings 2019/20 NCAA senior year, reviewing extensive footage, alongside advanced analytics, linking identified trends and performances to strong per-30.min productions through an interrupted 2020/21 pro-rookie campaign.

Group the Americans extensive capabilities

Grouped the Americans extensive capabilities into clearly defined categories, visibly communicating to teams how the three-level scorers size, strength and dynamic skillset enable tremendous two-way versatility, affording teams the option to go either big or small.

Display the elite impact

Displayed the elite iso-creators on and off-ball impact, sighting an impressive 1.149PPP /57.4%aFG on ‘Guarded Catch+Shoots’, alongside 1.233PPP / 65.5%aFG on cuts, in addition to a top-10% ranking on post-ups.

Exhibit the wings under appreciated abilities

Exhibited the wings under appreciated abilities. Heavily scouted as a lefty scorer, identified a 50/50 split between left and right sided drives, continuing to finish at a remarkable 1.333PPP when attacking right. Demonstrated a natural “eyes-up” approach, returning an ISO-assists conversion of 75%aFG, in addition to a top-quartile PNR ranking.

Showcase Lutete’s exceptional defensive flexibility

Showcased Lutete’s exceptional defensive flexibility, able to control pace and possessions pushing the rock off steals and impacting the glass on both ends of the floor, while utilizing a long athletic 6’5 frame to proficiently guard multiple positions and actions.

69.7% ON PUTBACKS

Led team on both offensive-rebounds and total-rebounds

30.1% FG

Ranked top-quartile defending spot-ups – limited opponents to 30.1%FG

AFG 50%

knocked down pull-ups at 50%aFG

FG 62%

High level finisher – 62% FG on ‘non post-up’ finishes

1.3 fouls

Committed just 1.3 fouls per contest (33.8MPG)

TOP QUARTILE

On guarded catch+shoots – 1.149 PPP / 57.4% aFG

Result

Picked up by Finnish side Kobrat, the UMass product validated Vantage Basketballs assessment as one of the most underrated talents across the Euro scene, reaching elusive 50-40-90 status (53.6%FG / 42.9%3FG / 96.2%FT) on route to a league leading 22.8ppg, alongside 4.7rpg.

Equally impactful as efficient, the versatile wing produced a top-10% offensive rating returning 1.111PPP on a combined 59.9%aFG, whilst leading Kobrat on FGM, 3FGM, fouls drawn, FTA and FTM.

Still in the early stages of a promising career, the American continues to boast huge upside potential.

PPG 22.8

RPG 4.7

AFG 59.9%

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