2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Daniel Theis, Power Forward, Ulm (Germany)

By Paul Seaver
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Name: Daniel Theis

Age: 21

Height: 6-foot-9

Position: Power Forward

School/Country: Ulm (Germany)

Latest Stats: 5.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.0 apg


At 6-foot-9, German power forward Daniel Theis is entering his name into the 2013 NBA Draft. Theis can be considered on the rise, but he has no promises in terms of hearing his name called on draft night. Theis reportedly played very well for Ulm this past season and he averaged 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in 14 games during the Eurocup.

Theis is known for his athleticism and size and although he’s not a typical banger at the power forward position, he finds ways to make up for that lack of physicality. Theis runs the floor very well and is considered by many as a top 100 prospect, but he will have to find a team in the second round that is interested in using a pick on him if he hopes to hear his name called.


Strengths: At 6-foot-9, Theis runs the floor particularly well and he has great athleticism that allows him to make quicker moves against more back-to-the-basket big men. Theis is great at stretching the floor and being used as a pick and roll guy.


Weaknesses: Theis needs to get stronger because in the NBA, there are plenty of athletic forwards. Theis is active, but he needs to rebound better and prove his worth against other viable power forwards (there are plenty in 2013 NBA Draft).


Draft Projection: Late Second Round to Undrafted


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