Strengths:(Photo: Sam Forencich/National Basketball)
What makes him an interesting talent is his kick out ability. He loves to slash and it is what he does well but his major strength is his court vision and his impeccable passing ability. An offense that loves to drive and kick the ball back out would be great for Karasev. The 19 year old has fantastic basketball IQ for a player his age.
His ability to shoot was on full display at the Nike Hoop Summit which wows scouts and convinced others that Karasev is a first-round pick. His shooting ability will likely keep him in the league even if he doesn't improve in any other area of his game. He played in Russia's top league so he has performed against good talent.
Fit with 76ers:
The highest it looks like Karasev would go is 11th overall to the Sixers. Since they have been so secretive recently, it is nearly impossible to get a read on where they might be headed with their pick. Karasev is not expected to be around much longer after 11th overall as the Dallas Mavericks are said to be high on the Russian with the 13th overall pick.
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