Nico Mannion 2018-12-04T09:46:12+00:00

Nico Mannion

Height: 190cm – 6’3’’
Born: 14.03.2001
Nationality: Italy
Position: Guard
Current team: Pinnacle HS

Of 2001 Generation


2019Nike Hoop Summit6'31796'2.58'1.5
2017USA Basketball6'0.56'11666'27'9
2016USA Basketball5'116'11606'2
  • next play mentality. Unsuccessful attempts don’t bother him at all
  • very good athlete. Explosive, gets to the rim, knows how to draw the fouls
  • can do a lot of damage offensively playing off the ball and attacking closeouts
  • displays a compact jumper with decent consistency. Also quick release. Can get into the zone
  • good ball handling combined with quickness give him ability to create shots for himself
  • scorer first but has some vision. Really capable passer especially in transition and drive & kick
  • very speedy but able to control the tempo at the same time. Shows flashes of being good p & r ball handler
  • high IQ. Knows how to use and create advantage. Unselfish but knows when to take over
  • very aggressive overall. As bucket getter, on the defensive end and as a rebounder
  • lacks significant size for position. Doesn’t recover by the length either. It’s probably the only thing that keeps him out of being 5 stars by USA standards but should have some inches left regarding parents height
  • may trust his athleticism too much. Doesn’t finish through contact regularly and tries a lot of this kind of plays
  • much better shooter than finisher. Touch on floaters, runners is not polished yet
Nico has great athletic predispositions as his father spent 6 years in NBA before successful career in Italy and mother was a professional volleyball player. He was very close to make final USA U16 roster. His stock continue to rise and it’s still up in the air which country will he play for in older age groups of youth competitions. His bucket getting ability is rare for pass 1st Point Guard. If he grows and remains so hungry to improve, he may spent more seasons in the NBA than Pace Mannion.
FIBA U16 2017

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