This guy analyzes and puts together prospect profiles for International players.
He said he thought Pecherov was good enough to be a lotto pick this year:
18th Oleksiy Pecherov (Washington Wizards)
Pecherov just fell out of the lottery, but still a nice place for him, as he was totally out of the radar one year ago. After a great season in Paris, where he showed all of his qualities, this shooting big-man could have some impact in Washington right away. It does not seem that he will stay in France, but it is possible that he stays for one more year in a Euroleague team. But I think, the Wizards should bring him over right away and establish him as a future 6th man to bring some offensive firepower from the bench
After I heard this kid dominated Hilton Armstrong in their game together (Scouts vary their reports from - Oleskiy was surprising - to Hilton was dominated), as well as the fact he was the Global Games MVP in 2004 in Dallas as an 18 year old, a tournament in which the American team included Lemarcus Aldridge, Adam Morrison, JJ Redick, Rudy Gay, Josh Boone etc... I feel a lot better.
He seems to play better whenever given the chance to play American style ball, a good sign by me.
Also a lot of scouts are up and down on how athletic he is, some say he is quick and a "good" athlete, others say he is slow footed. From what I've heard its actually a little in between - he was a Soccer player and a thoroughbred athlete with quite an impressive vertical leap, but as he tried to bulk up he didn't balance it with plyometrics which lowered his explosiveness.
He is more of a leaper than a guy with an explosive first step. But when he elevates and shoots a turnaround on the post it looks real pretty.
Apparently since his last season in Paris he's leaned up and is working towards a better athletic model. From the tape I saw, he can elevate and throw down dunks on people with the best of them.
His rebounding definately doesn't come from bulk but from his leaping ability and long arms and determination. I dunno if he will ever be real muscular, but at 20 years old he could still add 5 inches or so to his vertical leap and get quicker.
Since he got bigger he stopped playing SF so much and is more PF and Center, though he can still take guys facing up if he needs too.
BTW, he really isn't a 3 point shooter, more of a Juwan Howard type with 18-21 foot range. So don't worry about him floating around the perimiter too much - I think his infatuation with Nowitzki is kind of like Jared Jeffries saying Michael Jordan is his favorite player.
Anyway, I'm excited to see Blatche and Oleksiy in Vegas games next month - from what I hear Oleksiy is a big time dunker whenever he gets the ball in the paint and is known to finish with contact. He is skinny though, who knows.