New Orleans Pelicans draft picks: NBA Draft prospect Vrenz Bleijenbergh is a big with guard skills
If you read some of the scouting reports on Vrenz Bleijenbergh, you might think they sound familiar, as they are similar to what a scout might say about Lonzo Ball.
I am not talking about the Lonzo Ball that came out of college, who was a pass-first point guard with a broken shot, but the Lonzo Ball we see now, who is more of a playmaking wing who can shoot the 3-ball.
Bleijenbergh is a 6-foot-10 wing who has a similar bag, as he is a plus passer and playmaker who can also shoot from range.
He played one season for the Antwerp Giants in the Euro Cup and shot 37.5 percent from long range on just under five attempts per game, so he is definitely more of a stretch.
He’s also not nearly as quick or athletic as Lonzo Ball, but he moves well for his size, has good handles and can make plays.
He also differs from Lonzo on defense, where Bleijenbergh is not a good shot blocker and might have trouble staying in front of NBA wings.
But there is a lot to like about his potential fit with Zion Williamson, especially if the Pelicans can get Bleijenbergh in the second round.