Update On Possible Future Boston Celtics Player Ioannis Adetokunbo
This is the latest video of Greek basketball player Ioannis Adetokunbo, whom might be drafted by the Boston Celtics this summer according to rumors in Europe.
From his latest measurement, Adetokunbo is 6'9½" tall and has a 7'3" wingspan. He is 18 years old, and is considered by many to be the biggest talent in all of Europe in his age group.
Many NBA teams are said to scheduling visits to watch him practice.
Of course does not appear on any mock drafts or overseas rankings lists.......................because he is Greek.
No, he's black! We will give him an honest chance!
Def better than Lebron.
Feed him more greek yogurt!!
(sorry for the multiple posts.)
the guys he is playing against are scrubs... sure he is athletic, but if you can go from one end of the court to the other and dunk the ball uncontested every possession, its not all you, the defence is just &$#%#&@!. He looks good, but lets see some mixtapes were he is playing against some more appropriate competition.
He is playing in either the second division in Greece (few of the games) or in the Greek Under-18 league (high school level) in these clips.
Of course the competition in a high school game is not the greatest for such a player. But the competition level of the Greek second division is not that bad. You just have to differentiate which is which.
The D-League all star team for example played 3 games against Greek second division clubs and they lost all 3 games. So yes, the clips against the high school kids is a low level. But the clips from the second division is not that bad of a level.
Watching some of these Euromixtapes make me appreciate my high school gym compared to what these guys play in.
As I already pointed out, he is actually playing in high school gyms there.
He has signed at CAI Zaragoza , Spain for next year so he will face higher level competition in 6-7 months or so.
Is he projected for 2013 or 2014?
They are saying in Greece that NBA teams want to draft him this year. He signed a 4 year contract with Zaragosa and they probably have a big buyout. Probably that is the only reason they even signed him. He is just having OK numbers in Greek second division, so I doubt he is ready to help much in ACB.
So he would probably be drafted this summer and then play in Spain for a few years.
like an interesting player...is the world coming to an end???
This kid actually looks pretty good! Reminds me of Batum a bit. I think he would be worth a late first, early second pick for a team that was willing to be patient.
get ahead of ourselves. I'll need to learn a lot more about this kid and see way more video before I say something like that...
I saw other videos and what actually surprises me is that he has good handle and vision for his size.
He's a PG right now (yeah... Euroballer wasn't exaggerating this time!) and he'll probably end up playing as a point forward at higher levels. A player with that length would be a waste defending PG's...
Greek media reports that both the Adetokunbo brothers are negotiating to sign with Greek Euroleague club Olympiacos. Also that Greek Euroleague club Panathinaikos wants them, and has even started working on a buyout with Ioannis' Spanish club Zaragoza.
I understand all u guys above because you haven't see him playing...no matter what if the gym is similar with a high school gym or his opponents in some games are smaller ( of course they are smaller he is 6.9''), this kid can do everything in the court, amazing ball handling and court vision,can really shot from everywhere - anyhow , he is deflecting and blocking with great desire with his 7'2'' wingspan... for sure he needs to bulk up a lot to be able to stand in any level but i believe in our days this is the most easiest thing...
I dont remember the last time we saw a 6'9'' true PG. I will also agree with King Calucha that probably he will end up as a Point Forward to be used as a switching defender and wing creator.