French Guard Isaia Cordinier To Enter Draft

Shooting guard Isaia Cordinier will enter the draft, his agent told Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress (Twitter link).  Givony views the French native as a high second-round prospect, ranking him No. 37 on his Top 100 Prospects list. Cordinier is slotted No. 57 on ESPN Insider Chad Ford’s Big Board.

The 19-year-old French native, who has typical size for his position at 6’5”, averaged 10.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists for Denain International this past season.

In his evaluation of Cordinier at the recent Nike Hoops Summit, Mike Schmitz of DraftExpress saw an exceptional athlete who can both play above the rim and make spot up 3-pointers. Schmitz also noted Cordinier for his potential as a slasher who makes strong cuts, shows good vision and doesn’t shy away from contact. However, his catch-and-shoot jumper is streaky, he’s turnover prone and needs to work on his body, Schmitz adds.

Ford considers Cordinier’s defense, athleticism, explosiveness and aggressiveness as his best attributes, while downgrading him for his spotty jump shot and basketball IQ.

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