Some more highlights form Euro 2013
Croatia - Georgia
16 pts for Donthey Draper, 15 for Bojan Bogdanovic (Nets holds his NBA rights)
7 pts + 7 ASSISTS in 21 mins for Ante Tomic (he's 7'2'' center, drafted by Utah Jazz in the 2nd round of 2008 draft), Dario Saric scores 12 off the bench.
For Georgia - Georgi Tsintsadze (27 year old 6'4'' point guard) produces 25 pts 3 rebs 5 assists 5 steals and only 2 TOs, going 11/18 from the field.
Italy - Russia
This game is from day 1, Piston's new signing Luigi Datome puts up great performance - 25 pts 8 rebs 2 as and a steal.Belinelli (Spurs) 16 pts 5 as, Aradori 13 pts 5 rebs.
For Russia Alexey Shved - 17 pts 5 as, Sergey Monya (ex-TrailBlazers) - 13 pts 5 rebs 3 blks, Vitaly Frodzon - 12 pts 4 rebs 4 as off the bench.
Germany - Belgium
A surprise OT win for Belgium, but another strong performance for Germany's 2.09m (6'10 1/2") 24-year old small forward Robin Benzing. He posted 24 pts 5 rebs, after yesterday's 19 pts and clutch 3-pointers against France. 5 Belgian players posted up double-digit scoring.It's notable how 7'1'''Germany center Tibor Pleiss (the 31st pick of the 2010 NBA draft) misses twice under the basket in the last 2 seconds of over-time, poor mentality I guess..
Latvia - Montenegro
It's 2 out of 2 for Latvia, Kristaps Janicenoks drained a game-winning 3-pointer with 6 seconds left on the clock. He finished with 15 points. Another Latvian player who deserves attention is 25-year old 6'11"/235-pound power forward Rolands Freimanis He is coming off the bench, finishing with 12 points 7 rebs in 24 mins today, but yesterday was his big game in the win against Bosnia he produced 24 points in just 17 minutes, shooting 11 - 13 from the field. For Montenegro naturalized American Tyrese Rise was the best player with 24 pts and 5 assists. Nik Vucevic (Magic) had a disapointing game playing only 14 mins finishing with just 4 point, 3 rebs going 1 of 7 from the field.
Lithuania - Macedonia
Lithuania are one of the favourites for the gold medal and normally they overtook the Macedonians. Mantas Kalnietis top-scored with 17 pts adding 6 rebs and 5 assists, jonas Maciulis added 14 pts + 3 steals, while the Twin Towers Motiejunas and Valanciunas posted 11 points each. For Macedonia Atlanta Hawk's new signing Pero Antic (a big guy with tattoos) scored 12 points adding 8 rebound. Expirienced point guard Vlado Ilievski produced 13 pts 4 assists 3 steals from the bench, while naturalized American Bo McCaleb finished with 11.
Later I'll post more highlights with Slovenia's unexpected win over Spain being the cherry of the cream. Thanks for watching and reading.
What happened to Gentile? I remember seeing him on the mock draft, but he's not there anymore.
Gentile scored 20 points in 23 mins on 8 of 13 shooting tonight. Last night against Russia he scored 8 points in 12 minutes. He's playing well but generally he didn't play consistently throughout the season and so far is failing to reach his potential.