Jazian Gortman is a name that has been generating buzz in basketball circles after his impressive performance at the NBA G League Elite Camp, which led to an Invite to the NBA Combine. Standing at just 6'1", Gortman may not have the size of some of the other players, but what he lacks in height, he more than makes up for in skill, athleticism and length as he measured a 6'10 wingspan which was the longest plus differential in the camp at 9 inches.
One of the things that sets Gortman apart is his speed. He is lightning-fast on the court, able to blow past defenders with ease and get to the basket. He also has a good handle and is able to change direction quickly, making it difficult for defenders to stay with him.
In addition to his speed, Gortman also displayed decent court vision. He is able to see the floor and make the correct pass, setting up his teammates for easy baskets. He also has a showcase reliable jump-shot knocking down several mid-range jumpers, which forces defenders to play him tight and opens up the floor for his teammates.
But perhaps what really set Gortman apart at the NBA G League Elite Camp was his defense. He is a tenacious defender, using his speed, quick hands and long arms to disrupt passing lanes and force turnovers. He also has great lateral movement, which allows him to stay in front of his man and prevent easy baskets, which he showcase and he regularly guarded his man for 94ft.
My intel says Gortman has a great work ethic and a positive attitude. He is constantly in the gym at OTE looking for ways to improve his game and get stronger.
Overall, there are many reasons why Jazian Gortman stood out at the NBA G League Elite Camp. With his speed, court vision, outside shot, and tenacious defense, he has the potential to be a solid player at the next level, he has proven that he has what it takes to compete at the highest level of basketball, which is why he got the invite to the NBA Combine and many believe that he has a bright future ahead of him.
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