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2015 adidas Eurocamp: Day 2 Recap

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 11:06pm

Josh Langford vs. Guerschon YabuseleJosh Langford vs. Guerschon YabuseleDay 2 was highlighted by the Team USA Select Under 17 kids winning their second game in a row, this time beating a team of Under 22 Eurocamp All Stars. In 10 times covering the camp, this was the best game I've seen here. It was extremely exciting and competitive and to think a team with as many as 5 one and dones from last year including Kobi Simmons, Dennis Smith, Thon Maker, Jaylen Brown, and Brandon Ingram never came closer to winning a game, than losing by 20.

No USA Team has ever even been competitive in a game at Eurocamp before this year. This group has come in expecting to win, and won. The fact that this year's USA team has fared so well is most likely due to two things. First, they have much better chemistry and play as a team. Second, this year's group of Eurocamp participant's talent is way down. Kudos to Coach Jerry Stackhouse and his group of coaches and kids for competing so hard. We will devote a write up for just the USA kids in the coming days.

How bad is this year's Eurocamp group? Potentially, historically bad. 2010 is the last time the camp had no participants drafted in the respective year's current draft. Kevin Seraphin came in for measurements and interviews, but did not participate in the 2010 camp. Scouts have begun to speculate that there's a good chance that not one of the Eurocamp prospects who are declared draft eligible will be drafted this year.

Luckily, there are a number of potential future first rounders here including Dragan Bender, Aleksa Ilic, a few prospects on the USA Select Team, as well as France's Guerschon Yabusele. But, as we mentioned in the Day One recap, it is a thankless task trying to get the top draft eligible kids to show up and participate. Agents have their agendas, and a number of players are still competing in their respective domestic league play-offs.

We will highlight some of the top performers once again, from Day 2.

By Davide Bortoluzzi

Guerschon Yabusele (’95, 6-7, PF, France, Roanne)

Guerschon YabuseleGuerschon YabuseleYabusele was without a doubt the standout performer of day 2, making a big impression in front of scouts. In fact, it's safe to call him the breakout performer of the event after just 2 days. He crushed Greece on the boards during the first game of the day, finishing with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Standing at 6-7, he’s undersized, height wise for an NBA PF or C, but he appears to have a huge wingspan to compensate and a great combination of explosive power and nimble feet. His frame is above average (an estimate of his weight is 260 pounds of muscle and appears to have a 7-2 or greater wingspan with powerful arms), he combines it with quickness and solid footwork. His skill level is quite good, combining good shooting ability and range with a solid repertoire of post moves. He also plays with a high motor and aggressiveness showing the ability to anticipate steals and play in the full court. A brute with Marcus Fizer like versatility, he is the breakout performer of the event and shows first round potential for next year.

Dejan Todorovic (’94, 6-6, SG/SF, Serbia, Bilbao)

If Todorovic was a consistent shooter he would likely be a draft pick. Standing at 6-6 he has an amazing body structure and athletic skills by European standards, with the ability to finish above the rim on a consistent basis. In addition he combines these solid physical skills with good fundamentals, and basketball IQ. At this point he plays mostly as a stretch 4 and really needs to improve upon his floor skills. He’s effective on both ends of the court, but his lack of shooting ability decreases his NBA intrigue. A significant improvement on his shot mechanics and consistency could open him new opportunities over the following years.

Edin Atic (’97, 6-6, SG/SF, Bosnia Herzegovina, Spars Sarajevo)

Atic has shown skills as a scorer, even if he’s one of the youngest participants in camp. He’s still skinny and a little bit lanky but his solid athleticism has allowed him to excel in transition. Furthermore, he has shown the ability – thanks to his solid handle -to create effectively from off the dribble for himself and teammates. His biggest flaw is the shot consistency, most likely due to poor mechanics, but his ability to create space and attack the basket are above average.

Aleksa Ilic (’96, 6-9, SF, Montenegro, Sutjenska)

Ilic can be considered the hidden gem of the event. Last summer he played great at the U18 European championships, and then he disappeared from the radar to play in the Montenegro first division. Yesterday he showed up in Treviso, confirming our positive feedback from one year ago. Standing 6-9, he has great size for the role, and even if he still has a lot of work to to on his body, he’s extremely athletic and explosive. Furthermore he had some offensive glimpses of his nice handle and passing skills. He needs to be tested on a regular basis at a higher level, in order to fulfill his potential. Along with Bender, the other potential first round talent among the Eurocamp group.

Kevin Harley (’94, 6-6, PG/SG, France, Poitiers)

From a physical standpoint he’s one of the best prospects on the court: great body, size, explosiveness and athleticism by NBA standards. A big fluid guard with combo skills. On the other hand his ball handling and shooting skills remain rather raw, and he shows poor game comprehension and decision making and also doesn't always play with a sense of urgency and aggressiveness necessary. Despite the shortcomings his physical potential keeps him on the list of the potential NBA prospects.

Next Generation Top Prospects

Dzanan Musa (’99, 6-8, SF, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cedevita Zagreb)

Musa has been the top performer and prospect of Next Gen showcase, displaying a great combination of size, athleticism, and skills. While his body structure is a little odd, he's very young and likely just needs time to fill out and become less hunched over in his back. Skill wise, he's light years ahead of the rest of his age group. He has a solid handle for the size, which allows him to act as a primary ball handler of the team, creating for himself and his teammates. He’s always active on the floor, playing with intensity on both ends of the court. He has a complete offensive repertoire, using both hands, plus he’s an intense defender and an intimidator. One to track for the future.

Acoydan McCarthy (’99, 6-5, SG, Spain, Real Madrid)

McCarthy was the 2nd best potential NBA prospect of the Next Gen group, and also a standout athlete. This is his third year year and he's a 1999 kid so apparently he's looking to make it 9 years at Eurocamp before he's drafted in the first round of 2021. As a 6-5 SG he has perfect size for a future SG and likely will continue to grow. He combines solid athletic skills, speed and smoothness in running the floor. Compared to Musa he’s still rather raw concerning game comprehension, but he has shown great instincts and a big ceiling.

Ahmet Can Duran (’99, 6-8, C, Turkey, Fenerbahce)

The Turkish kid drew comparisons from NBA scouts to Marc Gasol. Not for his skill level, which is good, but for his body. Gasol had about 40 additional pounds more than this guy according to scouts who saw him, and nobody gave him an NBA chance. Can Duran doesn't have the look of a typical future prospect either: his baby fat percentage is high and he is not extremely athletic. But his basketball IQ is high, especially considering his age. He has silky hands and an amazing sense of position, which allows him to always be in the proper spot for the rebound. It’s evident that he’s still in the development stages, and if he can grow a couple more inches and works on his conditioning, he has solid chances to become one of the best bigs of his generation.

2015 adidas Eurocamp Roster

Name Year Pos. Height Nat. Team

Awudu Abass

1993

PF

196 cm - 6'5"

ITA

Cantu'

Wael Arakji

1994

PG

193 cm - 6'4''

LEB

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut

Edin Atic

1997

G

198 cm - 6'6"

BHI

Spars Sarajevo

Dragan Bender

1997

PF

210 cm - 6'11"

CRO

Maccabi Tel Aviv

Janis Berzins

1993

SF

201 cm - 6'7"

LAT

Vef Riga

Gilvydas Biruta

1991

F

203 cm - 6'8"

LTU

Free Agent

Laurynas Birutis

1997

C

210 cm - 6'11"

LTU

Zalgiris Kaunas

David Brembly

1993

SG/SF

194 cm - 6'4"

GER

Bayreuth

Jonaas Caven

1993

F

210 cm - 6'11"

FIN

Reno Bighorns

Alexandre Chassang

1994

PF

203 cm - 6'8''

FRA

Asvel Villeurbanne

George De Paula

1996

PG/SG

198 cm - 6'6"

BRA

Pinheiros

Lucas Dias Silva

1995

SF/PF

206 cm - 6'9''

BRA

Pinheiros

Alberto Diaz

1994

PG

190 cm - 6'3"

SPA

Fuenlabrada

Issa Dieng

1996

PF

207 cm - 6'9"

SEN

Club Thies Rail

Daniel Diez

1993

SF

203 cm - 6'8"

SPA

Real Madrid

Jaime Fernandez

1993

PG

186 cm - 6'1"

SPA

Estudiantes Madrid

Diego Flaccadori

1996

PG

194 cm - 6'4"

ITA

Basket Trento

Isaac Fotu

1993

F

203cm - 6'8"

NWZ

La Bruxia D'Or

Kevin Harley

1994

SG

196 cm - 6'5"

FRA

Poitiers

Aleksa Ilic

1996

SF

201 cm - 6'7''

MON

Buducnost

Nikola Jankovic

1994

PF

207 cm - 6'9''

SER

Verviers-Pep

Ognjen Jaramaz

1995

PG

193 cm - 6'4"

SRB

Mega Leks

Alpha Kaba

1996

PF/C

205 cm - 6'9"

FRA

Pau Orthez

Oleksandr Kobets

1996

SG

194 cm - 6'5"

UKR

Cherkaski

Vladislav Korneyuk

1994

C

210 cm - 6'11"

UKR

Dnipro

Denis Krestinin

1994

PF

200 cm - 6'7"

LTU

Jelgava

Nemanja Krstic

1993

SF

205 cm - 6'9"

SRB

Mega Leks

Mikhail Kulagin

1994

PG

188 cm - 6'2"

RUS

Rossiya Novog.

Yannis Morin

1993

PF/C

208 cm - 6'10"

FRA

Cholet

Aleksej Nikolic

1995

PG

191 cm - 6'3"

SLO

Spars Sarajevo

Zoran Nikolic

1996

C

211 cm - 6'11''

MON

Joventud Badalona

Jovan Novak

1994

PG

190 cm - 6'3"

SRB

Vojvodina Srbijagas

Mateusz Ponitka

1993

SG/SF

197 cm - 6'6"

POL

Oostende

Viktor Pulpan

1996

PG

190 cm - 6'3"

CZE

BK Pardubice

Nikola Radicevic

1994

G

197 cm - 6'6"

SRB

Sevilla

Maksim Salash

1996

PF/C

206 cm - 6'9"

BLR

Penas Huesca

Itay Segev

1995

SF

204 cm - 6'9"

ISR

Galil Gilboa

Benjamin Sene

1994

PG

186 cm - 6'1''

FRA

SLUC Nancy

Rolands Smits

1995

PF/C

207 cm - 6'10"

LAT

Fuenlabrada

Alex Suarez

1993

C

205 cm - 6'9"

SPA

Joventud Badalona

Dejan Todorovic

1994

PF/C

196 cm - 6'5''

BOS

Bilbao

Metin Turen

1994

PF

206 cm - 6'9"

TUK

Darussafaka

Adin Vrabac

1994

SF

210 cm - 6'8"

BHI

TB Trier

Omer Yurtseven

1998

SG

203 cm - 6'8"

TUR

Fenerbahce Ulker

Sergiy Zagreba

1994

C

214 cm - 7'0"

UKR

Dnipro

Paul Zipser

1994

SG/SF

201 cm - 6'7"

GER

Bayern Munich


Under-20 French National Team

Name DOB Pos. CM Club
Axel Bouteille 14/04/1995 3 199 ELAN CHALON
Lucas Dussoulier 27/07/1996 2 203 EB PAU LACQ ORTHEZ
Paul Lou Duwiqeut 12/07/1995 2 193 BCM GRAVELINES DUNKERQUE
Charles Galliou 26/12/1995 3 203 ASVEL BASKET
Luidgy Laporal 30/04/1995 5 202 STRASBOURG I.G
William Mensah 02/08/1995 1 172 JSF NANTERRE
Alexandre Moisy 21/11/1995 1 175 EB PAU LACQ ORTHEZ
Sidy Ndir 23/06/1995 1 189 NEW MEXICO STATES (NCAA)
Warren Racine 10/04/1995 1 189 JSF NANTERRE
Arthur Rozenfeld 08/02/1995 1 180 ASVEL BASKET
Ibrahima Sidibe 26/09/1995 1 180 ORLEANS LOIRET BASKET
Guerschon Yabusele 17/12/1995 5 200 ROANNE CHORALE

2015 under-18 adidas USA Select

Name Pos. Hometown High School

Edrice Adebayo

PF/C

Pinetown, NC

Northside (NC)

Rawle Alkins

SG

Brooklyn, NY

Christ the King (NY)

Braxton Blackwell

SF

Nashville, TN

Christ Presbyterian Academy (TN)

Deron Davis

PF/C

Aurora, CO

Overland (CO)

Mustapha Heron

SF

West Haven, CT

Sacred Heart (CT)

Dewan Huell

PF/C

Miami, FL

Miami Norland (FL)

Frank Jackson

PG/SG

Alpine, UT

Lone Peak (UT)

Mario Kegler

SF/PF

Jackson, MS

Arlington Country Day (FL)

Josh Langford

SG

Huntsville, AL

Madison Academy (AL)

TJ Leaf

PF

San Diego, CA

Foothills Christian (CA)

Kobi Simmons

PG

Alpharetta, GA

St. Francis (GA)

2015 adidas EUROCAMP Next Generation

Name DOB Nat.

Ahmet Can Duran

1999

Turkey

Fotis Kapris

1999

Greece

Daniil Kasatkin

1999

Russia

Gabriel Maric

1999

Croatia

Acoydan Mcharty

1999

Spain

Anrijs Miska

2000

Latvia

Dzanan Musa

1999

Bosnia

Marko Pecarski

2000

Serbia

Michele Serpilli

1999

Italy

Petar Raickovic

1999

Montenegro

Louis Rucklin

1999

France

Grantas Vasiliauskas

1999

Lithuania

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Giannoulis Larentzakis should

Giannoulis Larentzakis should have been invited to this. He was one of best players of Greek first division club Kolossos this year and one of best shooting guards in Greek league. At 21 years old doing this is very unusual and difficult. There is no way he cannot be in the top European players in his age group and better than a lot of these players that barely even play or play at lower levels, and/or produce less. Yet, he was not invited.

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