Strengths: He has played in DKV Joventut for their second team (PRATA-LEB League) most of the year, also had a couple of games in Euroleague and ACB (few minutes) ... Athletic and long player with great all-around physical ability ... Plays SF most of the time in PRATA-LEB League ... Eyenga has improved his overall game tremendously (offensively and defensively) in the past year ... His basketball IQ and understanding of the game has risen ... Now he is a better decision maker with the ball on the floor and attacks the basket much more (used to be raw) ... Has great elevation when going for rebounds or alley-oop situations (he can really get up there) ... Eyenga has developed solid shooting mechanics with a nice follow-through and good elevation on his jump-shot; last year he looked like he couldn’t shoot the ball at all and now is looking very good at times (PRATA-LEB League). Possesses solid outside range out to 3pt (34% from 3PT). If he hits first few shots from the perimeter in a row he gets very confident and he is very difficult to guard ... Eyenga has good balance in his offensive game and almost the same number of outside shots as well as free-throws ... Solid free-throw shooter at 72 % from the free-throw line ... Good rebounder at both ends of the floor due to his length and athleticism ... Can block shots well due to his length and timing ... Has all attributes to develop into a very good all-around player in the near future.
Weaknesses:Played most of the time at the PF in past few years and juniors, so still getting familiar with the wing ... Lacks experience and fundamentals for NBA ... Eyenga is still a raw player offensively and still has trouble beating defenders off the dribble ... He is too predictable at times and drives to his right most of the time ... He still has lots of room to improve in these areas ... Relies too much on his jumping ability when going up for rebounds, needs to work on his positioning and fundamentals ... Defensively he has to improve (right now he relies on his athleticism) ... Eyenga still needs to work on his jump-shot; must become a more consistent outside shooter and better 3pt shooter as well in order to be offensive threat at the next level ...
Stevan Petrovic 5/10/09
-Special thanks to Carlos Frade, assstant coach from Gran Canaria (ACB)