Malcolm Cazalon Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

One of the best young prospects in Europe, Malcolm Cazalon shined bright on one of the brightest young rosters in Europe. He played the entire season as a 19 year old and averaged 8 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.7 SPG, and 1.5 TOPG in 21 minutes per game on shooting splits of 46/39/73. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Malcolm Cazalon

Height/Weight: 6’6/ 186

Wingspan/ standing reach: N/A

Hand size: N/A

Position: Combo Guard

Country/ pre-draft team: France/ KK Mega Soccerbet

Tools: Shooting, frame


  • Projectable shooter
  • Good off-ball awareness
  • Good athlete with good size
  • Tight handle
  • Excellent in transition
  • Potential as a finisher
  • Good pick & roll passer
  • Not a liability against post-ups
  • Good lateral quickness and passable footspeed


  • Needs to add weight
  • Can struggle to navigate through screens
  • Must get better using his right hand; left hand dominant
  • Shot sometimes comes out flat or lacks arc
  • Needs to improve floater
  • Can bite on triple threat fakes, causing him to get burned off the first step defensively


Malcolm Cazalon is a combo guard with the ability to run in transition, create for others, and shoot at a high rate. In order to maximize his offensive skillset, Cazalon needs to develop his right hand, improve his floater/runner, and continue refining his jump shot so that it can become more consistent against closeouts. He does a great job already of running the pick & roll at just 19 years old standing at 6’6, and thrives in quick transition offense. As a guard that can play both on-ball and off-ball offensively, his value at his size with his skillset is hard to pass up. Defensively, he can guard 1-on-1 thanks to his lateral quickness and overall footspeed, and can handle post-ups in the limited sample size he had this season defending post possessions. As he learns to defend the pick & roll better, his high defensive upside will be unlocked.

Similar to: Dante Exum, Norman Powell, Shake Milton

Projected draft range: 35-undrafted

Expected role: Versatile guard that can handle 1-3 defensively, while playing both off-ball as a shooter and cutter, as well as running pick & roll and distributing for others out of drives.

Unplayable if: Jump shot doesn’t translate and his right hand doesn’t develop.

Exceeds expectations if: His defense takes off given his good frame, and he learns to navigate the pick & roll defensively. His shot translating would also be a big factor in exceeding expectations, and his drives become more ambidextrous.