Gabriel Szalay, 2’15 slovakian center, is already new CAI Zaragoza player, where he will become in the 5th center in ACB roster and he will play too with the second team in EBA League.
Szalay is playing with the Slovakian National Team the Qualifying Round of Eurobasket 2011 Division “B” and after his last game, on Saturday 21th august against Cyprus, he will go to the CAI Zaragoza ACB team preseason.
Gabriel Szlay is an athletic paint player who displays great speed and mobility, nice coordination and very good leaping ability. He's gifted with very long arms and decent strength despite his skinny appearance. On the offensive end, he takes advantage of his superior speed to beat the defense by running the break or using screens to get an open position.
He plays quite well without the ball, particularly in pick and roll situations. He's a pretty explosive finisher: he can receive the ball and dunk it in a second. On defense, he can be a good intimidator. Using his long arms and leaping ability with perfect timing, he gets a good amount of blocks on a regular basis. He has the physical tools, such as wingspan or quickness, and shows the right attitude to become a reliable defender. He's also a nice rebounder, getting many defensive boards thanks to his athleticism.