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June 17th, 2013
1. Alex Len - Len is one of the more intriguing prospects in this draft. He has the potential and upside to be a top three pick but an injury has kept him from working out in front of scouts at the combine as well as in some individual workouts. At just 19 years of age (20 this week), Len still has plenty of room to grow and mature physically. At 7'1 he has the prototypical size for the center position in the NBA. He showed flashes of brilliance during his sophomore
Needs: SG/SF, C
Picks: 9, 26, 52
New Orleans Pelicans
Needs: SF, C, PG
The second day of the 2013 adidas Eurocamp confirmed a level of disappointment among scouts related to the lack of high profile draft prospects that were expected to participate. But ultimately the event has revealed some prospects deserving of second round after the headliner Lucas Nogueria was limited to just one day.
With Dario Saric pulling his name out and after having had a look at Europe's version of the draft combine, the adidas Eurocamp, here is our 5th take on how we see the draft shaping up less than 3 weeks before draft night.
2013 Eurocamp Day 1
The annual adidas Eurocamp began on Saturday in Treviso, Italy with numerous NBA GMs and international scouts in attendance, once again. This is the 11th year the event has taken place here in Treviso and the 8th time that I have covered it. It remains one of the absolute can't miss events from an NBA draft scouting perspective.
According to Wikipedia, "The German autobahns (Autobahn, plural Autobahnen) form the nationally coordinated motorway system in Germany and have no general speed limit. The network has a total length of about 12,845 kilometers (7,982 mi) in 2012". Both long and fast the Autobahns describe point guard Dennis Schroeder to a T.
With just over 20 days before the NBA draft and the adidas Eurocamp less than a week away, it's a good time to analyze the top international prospects. Here is a list of the top 10 players with an analysis of their season and draft stocks.
1. Lucas Nogueira (1992, C, 7’0”, Brazil, Estudiantes Madrid)
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 4, 2013) – adidas today announced the official player roster for adidas EUROCAMP, the most prestigious international pre-NBA Draft camp featuring top basketball players who will showcase their skills during the three-day event in Treviso, Italy June 8-10, 2013.