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Noels Slivackis

DOB: September 1, 2003

Size: 6.4½ (195 cm), 200 lbs (93 kg)

Nationality: Latvia (National Team starting PG)

 

Key Characteristics:

Mature, trustworthy, versatile, hard-working, quick, physical, great defender, excellent game IQ, court vision, scoring and passing ability.

 

The 6.4½ (195 cm) combo guard is a magician who combines genius passing with great gunning — excelling both out of middle high pick-and-roll and as a secondary shot creator. He also tosses breath-taking passes in transition, which could materialize more often in the highest level, Euroleague-NBA due to the higher level of athleticism he will have around him.

Given his height and  frame, Slivackis offers  flexibility on defense, as he can guard on multiple positions and switch screens with ease.

 

Experience:

 

  • DSN (Latvian U16 Div I) : Second best scorer (18ppg), leading the team in rebounds (8.8.), assists (4.1), steals (2.9), blocked shots (1.7), drawn fouls (4.8), and free throws made. 
  • VEF BA Valka (Latvian Div II) : 3 games, because of the season lockdown in Latvia. Starting Point Guard, third best scorer (15,6pts), coach’s first defensive option, 78% fg (7,7 attempts per game), 80% 2pt (on 5 attempts per game), 75% 3pt (on 2,7 attempts per game), 18,6 eff, 3,3ast and leading team in +/- in minute with +8, per game.
  • RIGA Select Team in European Youth Basketball League: Led in scoring (20.7ppg),  assists (5.7), steals (3.7), rebounds (6.7). Coach’s first defensive option.
  • U16 Latvian National Team : Starting Point Guard in the Baltic Cup. Led tournament in assists with 4.7 apg, also contributed 8.0 ppg and 1.7 spg. Coach’s first defensive option. Helped the team to win bronze.
  • U14  Latvian National Team : Starting guard, averaging 10 ppg, 5 rpg, 5 apgm 2.5 spg and the 14PER. Coach’s first defensive option. Helped the team to win Gold with 12p+5reb and 8ast in the championship game.
  • VEF BA Valka (Latvian Div II) : Point guard, consistently chosen as the first defensive option on this grown up team, averaging 7.4 ppg, 3.7 apg and 2.3 spg.
  • University of Latvia (2nd in Latvian Div II) : Completed the season by helping the team make the league’s playoffs, with a 13-13 record in the regular season. As a rookie contributed as the main defender and back up playmaker.

Highlights: 

 

Full game:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fQ3VBxAm2w  (VEF BA Valkā, blue, jersey nr.37)

Education: 

  • 2018 – Middle School (Musical direction) Av. Grade: 7.2/10 (US GPA 3.0)
  • Summer 2020 – High School Average grade now: 8.1/10 (US GPA 3.3).

 

Interests

saxophone, guitar, psychology, outdoors and nature, reading books, playing team management simulations, writing (including reporting about NBA and Euroleague). 

 

Coaches’ References:

  • Oskars Zurkovs, Team: DSN
  • Jānis Butāns, Team: VEF BA Valkā/U14 NT
  • Agris Galvanovskis, Team: U16 NT

 

Click from his presence with National Team of Latvia U16. He was the team’s starting Point Guard: