Issuf Sanon

Height: 190cm – 6’3’’
Born: 30.10.1999
Nationality: Ukraine
Position: Guard
Current team: Olimpija Ljub.

Of 1999 Generation


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  • adequate size and frame for combo guard
  • superior athlete. Can make dunks off the dribble in half court
  • athleticism help him to be notable rebounder for the guard
  • very good quickness – almost impossible to stay in front while guarded far away from the rim. Accelerates and blows everyone by
  • controls his body and tempo with the ball well
  • true competitior. Plays with great swagger
  • displays good strength on his position which helps him to create separation and finish the penetration around the rim
  • can shake his defender and leave him out of balance in isolations. Opportunistic in this kind of plays
  • very good touch on runners / floaters
  • gets to the rim easily but can also find the open man and kick the ball out
  • plus defender – quick handed and moves rapidly in rotation to contest the shoots. Body contains contact, good foot speed
  • still gets streaky with his shooting
  • a bit of turnover prone. Must polish some typical PG skills like decision making  
  • self confidence that borders with arrogance at times
  • body language is not perfect. Expresses his disappointment often
  • not so much productive off the ball even as a spot up shooter
Sanon was born to Ukrainian mother and father from Burkina Faso who came to Europe for the student exchange. Issuf was the sensation of 2017 FIBA U18 European Championships in Bratislava. Even for people familiar with the business he kinda appeared out of nowhere and established himself as a one of the most intriguing guards in this class. He showed amazing combination of swag and skills which brought the interest from high major teams. Unfortunately he plays in the team with complicated political situation.
FIBA U18 2017
Ukr. Higher League 16/17
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