Mario Hezonja

Mario Hezonja (ORL) “Super Mario” nike

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orl Shooting Guard/Small Forward: 6’8, 218 lbs; 3rd year, Croatia 

NBA Role: athletic, scoring swingman UnderDOG

‘Super’ Mario Hezonja: a high-flying swingman (outta Croatia) aiming to impress Frank Vogel; a bold, bold kid – Mario’s confidence & tenacity are through the roof  wants to impose his will; the same confidence that helped turn him into a top-5 pick (June 2015) should be prevalent every night; very good athlete (charges hard, finishes w/ fire); 3-point shooting will be his main course of scoring the first few of years but also gets a few opps. filling the lane on the break; hot and cold: Hezonja can heat up in a hurry but suffers through long shooting slumps – will need to adjust & stay consistent to earn big minutes; passing, attention to detail defensively & strength are a few weaknesses; might need some time to discover what he brings to the fold every night

Signature Shot: 3-pointer

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 74


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 5.5 points/game, 2.2 rebounds/game, 40% FG
  • Drafted 5th overall (2015)