Detroit Pistons NBA Draft: Juhann Bégarin is a 2nd-round project

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Detroit Pistons: NBA Draft prospect Juhann Bégarin

Juhann Bégarin is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of France who many believe will be the top international prospect out of this draft.

He is also one of the youngest players in the draft at just 18-years-old, so he is a definite draft-and-stash candidate or a possibility for the G-League.

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What intrigues scouts is Bégarin’s size and athleticism, as he is a big, strong kid who can run the floor and has the physical strength to overwhelm defenders in isolation.

He also has a seven foot wingspan and a high motor, two things we know Troy Weaver likes, as the Pistons keep stockpiling players who fit that mold.

Bégarin is still very raw offensively, and though he is a good scorer, he does it mostly by using his plus athleticism to do what he wants to lesser opponents, which he won’t be able to do in the NBA.

If he can develop a long-range shot he could be an athletic 3-and-D type who can guard the entire perimeter, but he has a long way to go offensively.