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The scouting report from those who have watched Faverani overseas is nearly universal: a skilled and athletic offensive player but a question mark on the defensive end.
That’s confirmed by the advanced stats from his play overseas. In 34 games for Valencia last season, Faverani averaged 0.976 points per play (324 points over 332 plays), which ranked him in the 72nd percentile among all international players, according to Synergy Sports data. His post numbers won’t wow you (0.888 ppp), but he thrived last season in the pick-and-roll (1.2 ppp) and off of offensive rebounds (1.361 ppp). He’s prone to turnovers, but his offensive skills are obvious.
ESPN Boston: Vitor Faverani brings size, intrigue to Boston
In describing Faverani’s strengths and weaknesses, both offensively and defensively, the scout noted that Faveran...