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June 11th, 2015
While this year's USA Select team didn't have the raw talent of last year's team which consisted of as many as five one-and-done players (Jaylen Brown, Dennis Smith, Brandon Ingram, Kobi Simmons and Thon Maker) this year's bunch had much better chemistry and experience. No USA team had ever even come close to winning a game in Treviso before, and this year's bunch blew the doors off the hinges, winning all three of their games in convincing fashion. Here is a look at the prospects.
Needs: Guards, Wing Players, Shooters
Picks: 3, 35, 37, 47, 58
Day 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.
The annual European NBA draft camp, known as the Eurocamp is underway in Treviso, Italy. This marks the 13th time it has taken place here and the 10th time that I have covered it.
By Oscar Heanue
adidas today announced the roster for the 13th annual adidas EUROCAMP, taking place June 6-8 in Treviso, Italy. The event brings together elite international basketball talent and provides a top-level talent evaluation stage for NBA scouts and GMs to get an in-person look at these players in preparation for the NBA Draft on June 25.
What exactly is a point guard in today's NBA? The point guard position is almost undefinable. There are “scoring” point guards like Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving but there also are “pure” point guards like Chris Paul and Elfrid Payton. Today's NBA is filled with scoring points, but the teams with points that make everyone around them better (a la Magic, Stockton and Isiah) seem to produce the best success. The 2015 NBA draft is filled with fantastic point guards that can do it all.
Needs: Point Guard, Power Forward
Picks: 18, 32
Los Angeles Lakers
Picks: 2, 27, 34