4 2000's

Nikita Mikhailovskii

CURRENT TEAM: Tasmania JackJumpers (Australia)
Town:
Pavlovo (Russia)
Country:
Russia
Birthday:
09/10/2000
Height:
6´8´´ / 203 cm
CURRENT POSITION
SG
EURO POSITION
SF
NBA POSITION
SG

PROFILE

July 2021
Mikhailovskii possesses ideal size for a wing, but his lack of physicality is a main concern when it comes to play against contacts. Regardless he isn’t an elite athlete, he is impressively fluid and coordinated for his size, and he has an explosive first step when he can attack on the move. Mikhailovskii has improved as a shooter over the last couple of years: he displays funky mechanics but he has become a pretty good threat in catch-and-shoot situations. He still leaves some flashes handling the ball in transition or playing the P&R, particularly using his above average court vision to find the open man. However, his game has evolved more into a shooting specialist instead of a real initiator on the ball. He struggles to get inside the paint and score due to his light frame and tendency to shy away from contacts. On defense, his commitment and motor are shaky; plus he doesn’t have the lateral quickness to match guards or the strength to hold his own physically against wings.


FIBA U19 World Cup - July 2019
One of the most awaited prospects in the tournament, Mikhailovskii had a positive tournament despite some up and down performances. After the first game vs Argentina where he finished with 0 points and 0/10 from the field, he followed up with a triple double against Greece (20 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists). A big wing with elite playmaking skills, he showed once again his impressive ability as a ball-handler and creator, being able to change speed at will with the ball and see the whole court all the time. His focus into the game comes and goes and his shooting is still streaky, but he established himself as one of the most intriguing players in attendance.


2018 Albert Schweitzer Tournament
Had a breakout tournament, averaging 17.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.7 steals and being named to the All-Tournament Team. Tall wing with promising frame, playing all backcourt positions for his team and handling the ball a lot. Struggled to create separation against athletic opponents, but can change pace easily off the dribble and finish inside the paint also with physical contact. Has good ball skills, solid vision in the halfcourt but decisions are erratic and has mainly scoring instincts. Can play off the ball as well, solid shooter off the catch, can make plays attacking the closeout.

HISTORY

2017/18: Avtodor Saratov (VTB League, Russia)
2018/19: Avtodor Saratov (VTB League, Russia)
2019/20: Avtodor Saratov (VTB League, Russia)
2020/21: Avtodor Saratov (VTB League, Russia)
2021/22: Tasmania JackJumpers (NBL, Australia)
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