I just watched him in Italian League and he is getting better. This guy should be in mock draft boards. He is a very good player for his age and he can shoot and score.
He reminds me of a Carlos Delfino type of player, but I think Gentile has a better attitude. This guy gets solid rotation minutes in one of the richest clubs in Europe, and he would just be a sophomore in NCAA if he was American.
I really don't see why he is not considered for the draft, because he is a really good player for his age.
Here is a video of him this year in Italian League. Remember, this is like an NCAA sophomore playing in Italy's top pro league.
That's why Bargnani has sucked this year and Stern put a hit out for Gallinari...
I like the Delfino comparison (with indeed a better attitude) but I think Carlos Delfino is more able to create his shoot and has more range.
Definitly a prospect to keep an eye on.
I am Italian and saw Gentile playing several times since he was 16... I believe he is not that great... He is not fast enough to play SG and he is not strong enough to play SF in the NBA... His shot is not that accurate and he does not give a good arc to the ball when he shoots and does not help that team much in any other part of the game... The only Italian player that could play in the NBA right now that is still playing in Italy is Luigi Da Tome...
"The only Italian player that could play in the NBA right now that is still playing in Italy is Luigi Da Tome..."
If you really believe Datome is the only Italian in Italy that can play in the NBA, then I GUARANTEE you have NEVER seen an NBA game at ANY time in your ENTIRE life.
You're wondering why scouts aren't salivating over "the next Carlos Delfino"? I used to think posters were too hard on you, but for real...you are stupid as hell bro.
Watched that clip and I see a lead-footed, floorbound, soft-framed guy with a painstakingly long release on his jumper and about as much lateral mobility as Charles Oakley. Charles Oakley now, not in 1995.
Well, he is just one year older than Brandon Jennings was when he played in Italy. And Gentile is much much much much better right now in Italy than Jennings was then.
Maybe you are the stupid one.............
To be fair, he didn't say "salivating", he said "considered for the draft".
It's not like scouts are salivating over Ryan Kelly or Augusto Lima.
He looks pretty quick to me, especially for a 230 pound guy. He even got a 9 for quickness on this profile.
I remember he had some people talking about him last year but have not heard much about this year until now.