Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
NBA Seasons: 4
At a time when seemingly every team was looking for the next Dirk Nowitzki, Nikoloz “Skita” Tskitishvili was taken with the #5 overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 2002 NBA Draft. Standing at a true 7 feet tall with three-point range, the native of the Republic of Georgia was clearly dripping with talent.
Skita played four years in the NBA, then played professionally in Europe from 2006 to 2011. He was a solid role player in Europe, averaging 7.5 points per game on 49.5% shooting from the field and a stellar 42.1% shooting from beyond the arc.
It has been a while since Skita played professionally, but he showed up at the 2022 Vegas Draft Combine and proved he can play. He’s still a true 7-footer, his body has filled out a little bit, and he showed flashes of a soft touch from inside and the perimeter. Shortly after the combine, he was named a Co-Captain of Power by Coach Nancy Lieberman, a BIG3 champion who prizes versatility and never makes a move without a good plan behind it. He’ll be a player to watch in his rookie campaign.