2015 adidas Eurocamp Rosters and Official DX Preview
by: DraftExpress
June 3, 2015
The EuroCamp kicks off this Saturday, and DraftExpress will be present covering the event for the 12th straight year.



Official Camp Roster
NAMEDOBAGEPOS.HEIGHTNAT.TEAM
Awudu Abass1/27/1993 22.3 PF196 cm - 6'5"ItalyCantu
Wael Arakji9/4/1994 20.7 PG193 cm - 6'4''LebanonSporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Edin Atic1/19/1997 18.3 SG198 cm - 6'6"Bosnia and HerzegovinaSpars Sarajevo
Dragan Bender11/17/1997 17.5 PF210 cm - 6'11"CroatiaMaccabi Tel Aviv
Janis Berzins5/4/1993 22.0 SF201 cm - 6'7"LatviaVef Riga
Gilvydas Biruta10/10/1991 23.6 PF203 cm - 6'8"LithuaniaFree Agent
Laurynas Birutis8/27/1997 17.7 C210 cm - 6'11"LithuaniaZalgiris Kaunas
David Brembley2/10/1993 22.3 SF194 cm - 6'4"GermanyBayreuth
Joonas Caven1/9/1993 22.3 SF/PF210 cm - 6'11"FinlandReno Bighorns
Alexandre Chassang11/22/1994 20.5 PF203 cm - 6'8''FranceAsvel Villeurbanne
George De Paula5/24/1996 19.0 PG198 cm - 6'6"BrazilPinheiros
Lucas Dias7/6/1995 19.9 SF/PF206 cm - 6'9''BrazilPinheiros
Alberto Diaz4/23/1994 21.1 PG190 cm - 6'3"SpainFuenlabrada
Issa Dieng207 cm - 6'9”Club Thies Rail
Daniel Diez4/7/1993 22.1 SF203 cm - 6'8"SpainReal Madrid
Jaime Fernandez6/4/1993 21.9 PG186 cm - 6'1"SpainEstudiantes Madrid
Diego Flaccadori4/5/1996 19.1 SG194 cm - 6'4"ItalyBasket Trento
Isaac Fotu12/18/1993 21.4 PF203cm - 6'8"New ZealandLa Bruxia D'Or
Kevin Harley4/20/1994 21.1 SF196 cm - 6'5"FrancePoitiers
Aleksa Ilic9/17/1996 18.7 PF201 cm - 6'7''MontenegroBuducnost
Nikola Jankovic2/13/1994 21.3 PF207 cm - 6'9''SerbiaVerviers-Pep
Ognjen Jaramaz9/1/1995 19.7 PG193 cm - 6'4"SerbiaMega Leks
Alpha Kaba1/29/1996 19.3 PF/C205 cm - 6'9"FrancePau Orthez
Oleksandr Kobets4/15/1996 19.1 SG194 cm - 6'5”UkraineCherkaski
Vladyslav Koreniuk1/8/1994 21.4 C210 cm - 6'11"UkraineDnipro
Denis Krestinin4/15/1994 21.1 PF200 cm - 6'7"LithuaniaJelgava
Nemanja Krstic3/2/1993 22.2 SF205 cm - 6'9"SerbiaMega Leks
Mikhail Kulagin8/4/1994 20.8 PG188 cm - 6'2"RussiaRossiya Novog.
Yannis Morin8/31/1993 21.7 PF208 cm - 6'10"FranceCholet
Aleksej Nikolic2/21/1995 20.2 PG191 cm - 6'3"SloveniaSpars Sarajevo
Zoran Nikolic4/1/1996 19.1 C211 cm - 6'11''MontenegroJoventud Badalona
Jovan Novak11/8/1994 20.5 PG190 cm - 6'3”SerbiaVojvodina Srbijagas
Mateusz Ponitka9/29/1993 21.6 SG197 cm - 6'6"PolandOostende
Viktor Pulpan8/17/1996 18.7 PG190 cm - 6'3"Czech RepublicBK Pardubice
Nikola Radicevic4/26/1994 21.1 PG197 cm - 6'6"SerbiaSevilla
Maksim Salash5/6/1996 19.0 PF206 cm - 6'9"BelarusPenas Huesca
Itay Segev6/15/1995 19.9 SF204 cm - 6'9"IsraelGalil Gilboa
Benjamin Sene5/13/1994 21.0 PG186 cm - 6'1''FranceSLUC Nancy
Rolands Smits6/25/1995 19.9 SF/PF207 cm - 6'10"LatviaFuenlabrada
Alex Suarez9/27/1993 21.6 PF205 cm - 6'9"SpainJoventud Badalona
Dejan Todorovic5/29/1994 21.0 SG196 cm - 6'5''BosniaBilbao
Metin Turen5/2/1994 21.0 PF/C206 cm - 6'9"TurkeyDarussafaka
Adin Vrabac1/27/1994 21.3 SF210 cm - 6'11"Bosnia and HerzegovinaTB Trier
Omer Yurtseven6/19/1998 16.9 PF203 cm - 6'8"UzbekistanFenerbahce Ulker
Sergiy Zagreba4/2/1994 21.1 C214 cm - 7'0”UkraineDnipro
Davis Geks3/7/1995 20.3 SG191 cm - 6'3”LatviaJelgava


2015 Roster Analysis

College Players

Gilvydas Biruta (Rhode Island)

This year's Eurocamp will feature only one player who competed in the NCAA last season, Lithuanian Gilvydas Biruta, who at age 23, will be the oldest player in attendance by a sizeable margin. Biruta was a fairly average college player who likely got into the Camp by pulling the right strings.

After bringing in then 26-year old Orlando Sanchez last year, the EuroCamp has been trending toward younger players this time around, which is surely a welcome sign for everyone travelling from long distances to attend.

Auto-Eligibles

One of the most appealing aspects of the Eurocamp as far as NBA teams are concerned is the fact that it acts as a “one-stop shop” for International prospect scouting, saving an incredible amount of time and money for executives that otherwise would have to trek around Europe for months to see each of the players individually.

With that in mind, the organizers brought in 10 players who are automatically eligible for the 2015 NBA Draft as 1993-born internationals.

Mateusz Ponitka (Oostende)
Alex Suarez (Joventut)
Yannis Morin (Cholet)
Jaime Fernandez (Estudiantes)
Janis Berzins (VEF Riga)
Daniel Diez (San Sebastian)
Nemanja Krstic (Mega Leks)
Awudu Abass (Cantu)
David Brembley (Bayreuth)
Joonas Caven (D-League)
Isaac Fotu (Manresa)

Daniel Diez is likely the most interesting player in this group, a 6-8 small forward who improved his perimeter shooting dramatically and turned himself into a viable NBA prospect. Diez has always been known for his toughness and feel for the game, but adding a real 3-point shot to his arsenal (he shot 41% for 3 on a high volume) makes him a highly draftable prospect considering he did so in the very tough ACB league. He has a chance to move up with a strong showing here, even if it remains to be seen whether he will actually play, as he is coming off an injury. This would be his third EuroCamp appearance.

Mateusz Ponitka is right behind Diez, coming off a tremendous end to the season in the Belgian league, culminating in a championship that he just won today. Ponitka shot 47% for 3 in the last two months of the season, including some big outings in the playoffs. He's been scoring at a great clip all season (22 points per-40), while doing so in an extremely efficient manner (62% TS%). The fact that he's 6-6, and a fairly solid athlete, gives him a chance to get drafted when considering how well he's performed this season. Having a strong showing in Treviso would go a long way.

Awudu Abass put himself on the map with a strong showing at last year's EuroCamp, and finished the year off in impressive fashion as well, scoring 34 points in his team's final two games of the Italian league playoffs, including 4/6 for 3. More hot shooting, combined with his excellent physical profile (6-7 in shoes, 7-1 wingspan, 216 pounds) would go a long way in showing NBA teams that he can convert to the small forward position eventually and that he deserves to get drafted.

New Zealander Isaac Fotu was forced to leave Hawaii due to NCAA sanctions, but ended up landing on his feet in a major way. He was signed by mid-level ACB team Zaragoza, and loaned to bottom feeders Manresa, where he saw significant playing time and ended up having an outstanding season. Fotu was just 1/11 for 3 in his two seasons at Hawaii, but somehow managed to find an outside shot in Spain and finished 38% for 3 on nearly four attempts per game. Fotu has always been a tough, smart and extremely competitive player, and the development of his outside shot at least gives him a chance to get looks from NBA teams now considering his productivity. He's a little bit undersized for a power forward at around 6-8, but his productivity at such a high level of competition can't be ignored.

2015 NBA Early-Entry Candidates

In addition to the 1993 born players, there are a number of younger international prospects born from 1994 to 1996 who made themselves eligible to be selected in the 2015 NBA Draft by entering their name on the NBA Early-Entry candidate list.

The EuroCamp added 11 of the most interesting prospects from that list to give them a chance to increase their standing and gather feedback on their stock before they must decide whether to remain in the 2015 Draft. Some of the prospects below will elect to withdraw but NBA scouts will continue to follow them for 2016 and beyond.

George De Paula (Pinheiros)
Alpha Kaba (Pau Orthez)
Lucas Dias (Pinheiros)
Aleksej Nikolic (KK Spars)
Alexandre Chassang (ASVEL)
Wael Arakji (Lebanon)
Kevin Harley (Poitiers)
Vladyslav Koreniuk (Dnipro)
Nikola Radicevic (Seville)
Sergiy Zagreba (Dnipro)
Adin Vrabac (Trier)

George de Paula seems to be taking the opposite route of his teammate in Brazil last season, Bruno Caboclo, by attending every single NBA-oriented event he's invited to. He was at the Nike Hoop Summit, the NBA Combine, and now the Adidas EuroCamp, which is a rare trifecta that's probably never been pulled off. He also participated in a workout in Los Angeles organized by his agency (Octagon) that was widely attended by NBA teams. De Paula just turned 19 last week, and his freakish measurements, combined with his impressive passing ability, will surely get him some looks in the late first round or the early second.

Nikola Radicevic is coming off a good season in the ACB where he was able to take advantage of significant playing time to improve his NBA outlook. A tall point guard with an inconsistent jumper, Radicevic's creativity with the ball is interesting to teams. They will certainly want to learn more about him.

7-footers with chiseled frames don't grow on trees, and Sergiy Zagreba was extremely productive in the Ukranian league to boot. His team surprisingly made the finals of the weakened Ukranian league, with Zagreba averaging an impressive 20 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks per-40 minutes while shooting 67% for 2. NBA teams will want to see how real those numbers are against his peers.

Kevin Harley started the year slow in Pro B France, but finished very strong, scoring 77 points in his last five games combined. The 21-year old has good physical attributes, so he might become an option for a NBA team in the second round with a strong showing in Treviso.

Wael Arakji might have the longest trip of any of the players in attendance, as he's coming in from Lebanon. The big point guard is a strong athlete with nice defensive ability, but his lack of scoring and especially perimeter shooting ability is worrisome. Scouts will likely be happy to see him in this setting instead of having to evaluate him in the Lebanese league.

Bosnian wing Adin Vrabac got plenty of minutes in the German league with Trier this season, even though his lack of scoring efficiency and turnover problems hampered his stock from getting off the ground. He's got great physical attributes at 6-8 with tremendous athletic ability, so NBA teams will surely be keeping an eye on him.

George De Paula's teammate, Lucas Dias, will also be here. The former MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic international game two years ago, Dias is a stretch-4 with nice scoring ability. Teams will want to take a closer look at his perimeter shooting prowess and defense.

We discussed Alpha Kaba in further detail in the U20 French national team section.

Players like Mario Hezonja, Aleksandar Vezenkov, Timothe Luwawu, Mam Jateh, Nikola Milutinov, Cedi Osman, Arturas Gudaitis, Luka Mitrovic and Shawn Dawson are still in the playoffs, and won't be able to attend.

Draft-Eligible prospects in our Top-100 that seemingly declined the EuroCamp invites and won't be in attendance: Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristaps Porzingis, Guillermo Hernangomez, Nedim Buza, Moussa Diagne, Marc Garcia, Alberto Abalde, Satnam Singh, Andzejs Pasecniks and Ailun Guo,

2016 NBA Draft and Beyond

Many of the best prospects participating in the EuroCamp are not draft-eligible, as they are either too young or didn't feel ready to put their names in just yet. That doesn't mean that NBA scouts won't be watching them, though.

Perhaps the EuroCamp's greatest value lies in getting an early read on promising young players who are just on the verge of becoming important players at the professional level, something that holds true for both the NBA and European talent evaluators in attendance.

Some of the following 22 prospects have already established strong reputations for themselves, while others are completely unknown:

Nikola Jankovic (Pepinster)
Denis Krestinin (Jelgava)
Alberto Diaz (Fuenlabrada)
Metin Turen (Darussafaka)
Benjamin Sene (Nancy)
Dejan Todorovic (Bilbao)
Mikhail Kulagin (Novogorsk)
Jovan Novak (Vojvodina)
Itay Segev (Galil Gilboa)
Rolands Smits (Fuenlabrada)
Ognjen Jaramaz (Mega Leks)
Zoran Nikolic (Joventut)
Diego Flaccadori (Trento)
Oleksandr Kobets (Cherkassy)
Maksim Salash (Sevilla)
Viktor Pulpan (Pardubice)
Aleksa Ilic (Sutjeska)
Edin Atic (KK Spars)
Laurynas Birutis (Zalgiris)
Dragan Bender (Maccabi Tel Aviv)
Omer Yurtseven (Fenerbahce)
Issa Dieng (US Rail)
Davis Geks (Jelgava)

This year's Eurocamp has a few very young prospects scouts will be keeping a close eye on. Dragan Bender is considered one of the top 1997 prospects in Europe and wouldn't be able to declare himself eligible for the NBA Draft until 2016. It will be interesting to see how he fares here as the second youngest player in attendance. 16-year old Turkish power forward Omer Yurtseven isn't quite as highly regarded as Bender, but isn't too far off either. He drew very high praise for his performance in the Euroleague junior tournament (ANGT), as did Lithuanian big man Laurynas Birutis and Bosnian wing Edin Atic, all of whom will be here.

Other prospects that scouts will be watching include highly athletic Montenegrin forward Aleksa Ilic, Latvian combo forward Roland Smits and Serbian wing Dejan Todorovic. Few recognized the name of 6-9 Senegalese big man Issa Dieng of US Rail (Thies), a local club in that country, so that makes him an interesting name to look for in and of itself.

Preview

The camp will be conducted from June 6-8 at the La Ghirada Sports Complex in Treviso, Italy.

Former adidas EuroCamp participants include dozens of former NBA Draft picks and current NBA players including: Rudy Gobert, Danilo Gallinari, Serge Ibaka, Omer Asik, Nicolas Batum, Rudy Fernandez, Goran Dragic, Andrea Bargnani, Marcin Gortat, Marco Belinelli, Evan Fournier, Patrick Beverley, Bismack Biyombo, Alexey Shved, Kevin Seraphin, Donatas Motiejunas, Jusuf Nurkic, Joffrey Lauvergne, Alessandro Gentile, Lucas Nogueira, Kostas Papanikolaou, Clint Capela, Dante Exum, Jonas Jerebko, Joel Freeland, Victor Claver, Jan Vesely, Rodrigue Beaubois, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Patrick Mills, Tornike Shengelia, Johan Petro, Nando De Colo, Slava Kravtsov, Jeremy Tyler and others.

The 2014 EuroCamp featured three participants subsequently selected in the 2014 NBA Draft, Vasilije Micic (#52), Nemanja Dangubic (#54) and Louis Labeyrie (#57). Past participants who were drafted last year include Dario Saric, Jusuf Nurkic, Clint Capela, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Alessandro Gentile.

Representatives of all 30 NBA teams will be present, watching the drills and games in competitive five on five action, conducting interviews with prospects, collecting measurements and athletic testing data, and taking in private workouts set up by agents.

2015 EuroCamp Overview

The EuroCamp (official website) went through a transition period in recent years following the acquisition of Reebok by adidas and a rebranding of the camp. Maurizio Gherardini, the founder of EuroCamp and Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul general manager, returns once again as the camp director, after replacing Arturas Karnisovas last year. Former NBA assistant coach Bill Bayno returns as coaching director for the third year. They will be assisted by organizers Jim Gatto, Jelena Soce and Michele Gherardini, who have made some key changes to the event in recent years that enhanced the experience for NBA scouts and have a chance to pay even bigger dividends this year.

After taking a job with USA Basketball, Karnisovas made way for the return of the venerable former Benetton Treviso GM Maurizio Gherardini, as Camp Director. Gherardini, also General Manager of Euroleague powerhouse Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, played a huge part in the development of this camp throughout the years, so it's only fitting to see him continue to lead the way in an official capacity.

For the third straight year, adidas has assembled a “Team USA” roster, which will play one game every day, and has become one of the highlights of the camp. Last year's group was led by Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram, who finished their senior year of high school this spring ranked as one of the top-5 players in the class of 2015 according to every major scouting service, as well as players like Thon Maker, Kobi Simmons and Dennis Smith who are top recruits in 2016. The value of seeing young American prospects, such as Brown and Ingram, up close in addition to group of international players assembled is obviously significant for the NBA scouts in attendance.

This year's group is expected to be the best ever, include multiple future McDonald's All-Americans, such as Dennis Smith, Edrice Adebayo and Frank Jackson.

2015 under-18 adidas USA Select

NAMEDOBAGEPOS.HEIGHTHSHS ST
Edrice Adebayo7/18/1997 17.8 PF6'8"NorthsideNC
Rawle Alkins10/29/1998 16.5 SG6'4"Christ the KingNY
Braxton Blackwell2/14/1997 18.2 SF/PF6'6"Christ PresbyterianTN
DeRon Davis11/20/1996 18.5 PF6'10"OverlandCO
Mustapha Heron12/12/1997 17.4 SG6'5"Wilbraham & Monson AcadCT
Dewan Huell12/9/1996 18.4 PF6'9"Miami NorlandFL
Frank Jackson5/4/1998 17.0 G6'1"Lone Peak HSUT
Mario Kegler5/23/1997 18.0 SF6'6"Arlington Country DayMS
Josh Langford1/15/1997 18.3 SF6'5"Madison AcademyAL
T.J. Leaf4/30/1997 18.0 SF6'8"Foothills ChristianCA
Kobi Simmons7/4/1997 17.9 PG6'4"St. FrancisGA


This is terrific group of prospects on paper, enlisting many of the top performers from this spring's adidas Gauntlet and a number of potential one-and-done prospects who could factor into the NBA Draft as early as 2017.

Next Generation Practices

Adidas has also assembled a “Next Generation” for this year's EuroCamp. Continuing the tradition started in 2013, this group will be composed of many of the top prospects in Europe under the age of 16. Showcasing their skills in a single two and a half hour practice, the players invited will offer NBA and European scouts a glimpse of what the future holds.

2015 Next Generation Roster

NAMEDOBAGEPOS.HEIGHTNAT
Ahmet Duran1/28/1999 16.3 PF6'9"Turkey
Fotis Kapris5/18/1999 16.0 6'4"Greece
Daniil Kasatkin1/25/1999 16.3 PG6'3"Russia
Gabriel Maric PF6'8"Croatia
Acoydan McCarthy5/29/1999 16.0 SF6'5"Spain
Anrijs Miska1/14/2000 15.3 PF6'8"Latvia
Dzanan Musa5/8/1999 16.0 SF6'8"Bosnia
Marko Pecarski2/12/2000 15.3 C6'8"Serbia
Michele Serpilli3/12/1999 16.2 SF6'7"Italy
Petar Raickovic6/26/1999 15.9 F6'5"Montenegro
Louis Rucklin1/20/1999 16.3 PG5'11"Togo
Grantas Vasiliauskas1/10/1999 16.3 PF6'7"Lithuania


Additional teams in attendance

As has historically been the case, the EuroCamp will include a few additional teams attending as a way to prepare for FIBA Competition this summer. This year, the U-20 French National Team will be attending once again, and will be joined by the U-19 Greek National Team and the Benetton Basket under-17 men's team. Expect some NBA prospects on the three rosters.

U20 French Team

NAMEDOBAGEPOS.HEIGHTTEAM
Axel Bouteille4/14/1995 20.1 SF6'6"Chalon
Isaia Cordinier11/28/1996 18.5 SG6'5"Evreux
Petr Cornelie7/26/1995 19.8 PF6'11"Le Mans
Geoffrey Delarboulas2/5/1996 19.3 PG/SG6'4"Nancy
Lucas Dussoulier7/27/1996 18.8 G6'6"Pau-Orthez
Paul-Lou Duwiquet5/12/1995 20.0 PG/SG6'4"Gravelines
Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot8/1/1996 18.8 SF6'6"Paris-Levallois
Charles Galliou12/26/1995 19.4 SF6'8"Villeurbanne
Alpha Kaba1/29/1996 19.3 PF/C6'10"Pau-Orthez
Luidgy Laporal4/30/1995 20.0 C6'8"Strasbourg
Mathias Lessort9/29/1995 19.6 PF6'7"Chalon
Timothe Luwawu5/9/1995 20.0 SG/SF6'7"Antibes
Assane NDoye8/16/1996 18.7 SG6'6"Chalon
Etienne Ory10/9/1996 18.6 PG5'10"Paris-Levallois
Maxime Roos3/23/1995 20.1 SF6'8"Paris-Levallois
Arthur Rozenfeld2/8/1995 20.3 PG5'10"Villeurbanne
Ibrahima Sidibe9/26/1995 19.6 PG5'11"Orleans
Antoine Wallez7/11/1996 18.8 PF6'9"Le Mans
Guerschon Yabusele12/17/1995 19.4 PF6'8"Roanne


While official rosters for the French U20 National Team won't be available until the event begins, this is our best guess as to which top French prospects may be included on the team's roster. Injuries, and the French league playoffs unfortunately robbed us of three of the top prospects who were called to the national team, Le Mans' Petr Cornelie and Antibes' Timothe Luwawu, whose teams are still playing, and Isaia Cordinier, who will rest this summer after suffering from tendonitis is his knee.

Still, NBA teams will be very interested in seeing Alpha Kaba, a 1996-born PF/C who has improved his stock quite a bit the past few weeks in NBA private workouts with his length and perimeter shooting ability.

Guerschon Yabusele will get some looks after a strong season in Pro B playing for Roanne. He has a chiseled frame and is fairly skilled for a player his size. Antoine Wallez, a 6-8 power forward with a nice perimeter game, was one of the best players in the French junior league this season. Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot is an athletic swingman with some 3 and D potential. The heady Axel Bouteille is one of the few players roster who played rotation minutes in Pro A this season, with Chalon. Maxime Roos is a 6-8 small forward who scored in bunches at the junior level this season, even from beyond the arc.

U19 Greek Team

NAMEDOBAGEPOS.HEIGHTTEAM
Sotirios Billis11/14/199618.5SG6'4"Panionios
Vassilis Charalampopoulos1/6/199718.4SF6'8"Panathinaikos
Vasileos Christidis7/10/199816.8C6'9"Mantoulidis
Antonios Koniaris9/30/199717.6PG6'3"Panathinaikos
Thomas Kottas4/27/199619C6'8"PAOK
Michalis Lountzis8/8/199816.8SG6'5"Panathinaikos
Ioannis Michaloutsos1/9/199718.3PF6'6"Estudiantis Lugo
Iakovos Alifieris1/11/199718.3G6'1"Egaleo
Konstantinos Mitoglou6/11/199618.9PF6'10"Wake Forest
Vasileios Mouratos11/24/199717.5PG6'4"Olympiakos
Athanasios Ntouzidis8/18/199717.7SF6'7"Ikaros
Konstantinos Oikonomopoulos9/23/199618.6SG6'4"Panionios
Georgios Papagiannis7/3/199717.9C7'0"Panathinaikos
Dionysis Skoulidas7/29/199717.8PG6'7"Peristeri
Dimitrios Stamatis1/12/199619.3SG6'4"Panionios
Alexandros Stamatogiannis6'9"Iraklis
Vasileios Toliopoulos6/15/199618.9PG6'1"Rhodes
Georgios Tsalmpouris6/22/199618.9PF/C7'1"Iowa State


This is actually a very interesting roster, featuring one of the strongest contenders for the U19 World Championship beyond the USA team and U18 defending European Champions Turkey.

Vassilis Charalampopoulos was one of the youngest players to see serious playing time in high-level Europe with Panathinaikos in the Euroleague, and is unquestionably one of the top prospects in the 1997-age group. He's an extremely mature player with a nice shooting stroke and a terrific feel for the game.

Georgios Papagiannis stands 7-1 and is an impressive rebounder and shot-blocker. He has long arms and nice mobility, and is a sure-fire NBA prospect who is rumored to have some interest in potentially attending college next season.
Georgios Tsalmpouris rode the bench for Iowa State all of his freshman season, but is 7-1 with a nice perimeter stroke, which is pretty much enough to get him some looks from the highest levels of basketball.

16-year old Vasileos Christidis is two years younger than most of the Greek players on the roster, and was one of the most productive players at the U16 European championship last summer.

Antonios Koniaris is a long armed combo guard with great toughness and a terrific feel for the game. He saw spot minutes this season in a few games in the Greek league with Panathianaikos, but mostly played at the junior level.

Michalis Lountzis saw some minutes in the Euroleague this season despite being only 16-years old, and is also two years younger than most of the players on this roster.

Konstantinos Mitoglou had a great freshman season for Wake Forest in the ACC, making 39% of his four 3-pointers attempted per game, despite standing 6-10.

U17 Benetton Treviso Roster

Samuele Simeoni
Pietro Coassin
Lorenzo Varaschin
Francesco Esposito
Filippo Fazioli
Piergiorgio Rossi
Leonardo Battistuzzi
Samuele Cancian
Alvise Sarto
Cesare Barbon
Matteo Michelin
Isacco Lovisotto‏

Coaching Staff

Bill Bayno - (adidas Eurocamp Coaching Director)
Mike Longabardi – Phoenix Suns
Nick Nurse – Toronto Raptors
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Special Guests

NBA players and adidas representatives Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) will also be present, joined by Theo Papaloukas (former Euroleague MVP).

Schedule

Saturday June 6

8:45am Stretching/Warm Ups
9:00am Team Practice/Scrimmage
9:45am All Teams – Demonstration of Drills/Stations (Main Court)
10:00am Drills/Stations
11:00am Team 2 vs Team 3 (4 X 10min running time)
12:00pm Cool Down/Stretch
1:00pm FRANCE U-20 vs TEAM USA (REGULAR TIME)

EVENING SESSION: Games On Main Court

3:30pm Team 1 vs Team 4 (4 X 10min running time)
5:00pm All Star Team vs GREECE U-19 (REGULAR TIME)

Sunday June 7

9:00am Stretching/Warm Ups
9:30am All Teams – Demonstration of Drills/Stations (Main Court)
9:45am Drills/Stations
10:45am Team Practice/Scrimmage
11:45am Cool Down/Stretch
12:45pm GREECE U-19 vs FRANCE U-20 (REGULAR TIME)

EVENING SESSION: Games On Main Court

3:00pm Practice (Main Court) – NEXT GENERATION GROUP
5:30pm All Star Team vs TEAM USA (REGULAR TIME)

Monday June 8

9:30am Stretching/Warm Ups
9:45am Team Practice/Scrimmage
10:15am All Teams – Demonstration of Drills/Stations (Main Court)
10:30am Drills/Stations
11:15am Cool Down/Stretch
11:30am Guest Speaker – Jorge Garbajosa (Former NBA/Euroleague Player)
12:45pm TEAM USA vs GREECE U-19 (REGULAR TIME)

EVENING SESSION: Games On Main Court

3:00pm Team 1 vs Team 3 (4 X 10min running time)
4:00pm Team 2 vs Team 4 (4 X 10min running time)
5:45pm All Star Team vs FRANCE U-20 (REGULAR TIME)
 


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Awudu Abass
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 224 lbs.
Birthday: 01/27/1993
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Milano , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
3.7 Pts, 1.3 Rebs, 0.4 Asts


Wael Arakji
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Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birthday: 09/04/1994
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Lebanon , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
16.4 Pts, 4.0 Rebs, 4.7 Asts


Edin Atic
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Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birthday: 01/19/1997
20 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Current Team: Trikalla , International
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
1.9 Pts, 1.4 Rebs, 0.4 Asts


Dragan Bender
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Physicals
Height: 7' 1"
Weight: 225 lbs.
Birthday: 11/17/1997
19 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Suns , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #4 in 2016 Draft
by the Suns
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
3.2 Pts, 2.2 Rebs, 0.4 Asts


Janis Berzins
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Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 201 lbs.
Birthday: 05/04/1993
23 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Capo D'Orlando , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
7.3 Pts, 4.3 Rebs, 2.3 Asts


Gilvydas Biruta
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 238 lbs.
Birthday: 10/10/1991
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Benedict Prep
Previous Team: Trikalla , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
11.0 Pts, 6.9 Rebs, 1.5 Asts


Laurynas Birutis
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Physicals
Height: 7' 1"
Weight: 214 lbs.
Birthday: 08/27/1997
19 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Current Team: Zalgiris 2 , International
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
17.4 Pts, 9.2 Rebs, 1.4 Asts


David Brembley
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 207 lbs.
Birthday: 02/10/1993
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Bremerhaven , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
1.5 Pts, 0.7 Rebs, 0.5 Asts


Joonas Caven
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Physicals
Height: 7' 0"
Weight: 187 lbs.
Birthday: 01/09/1993
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Tampere , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF/PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
5.1 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 0.3 Asts


Alexandre Chassang
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Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 213 lbs.
Birthday: 11/22/1994
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Hyeres-Toulon , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
4.4 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 1.1 Asts


George De Paula
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 194 lbs.
Birthday: 05/24/1996
20 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Current Team: Paulistano , International
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
12.1 Pts, 4.3 Rebs, 4.2 Asts


Lucas Dias
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Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 214 lbs.
Birthday: 07/06/1995
21 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Current Team: Paulistano , International
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF/PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
10.4 Pts, 4.0 Rebs, 1.2 Asts


Alberto Diaz
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Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 188 lbs.
Birthday: 04/23/1994
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Malaga , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG ,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
5.2 Pts, 2.2 Rebs, 2.2 Asts


Daniel Diez
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Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 216 lbs.
Birthday: 04/07/1993
23 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Malaga , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #24 in 2015 Draft
by the Portland
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
5.7 Pts, 3.1 Rebs, 0.3 Asts