Why Isn't Ioannis Papapetrou On The Mock Drafts?
Why isn't Greek player Ioannis Papapetrou listed on the mock drafts? He is one of the best young players in Europe and in the Greek under-20 team he was the best player, and did much better than Giannis Antetokounmpo did.
He was one of the best young players in Euroleague this year. For sure, he would be one of the best players in the NCAA this year if he was still in college.
Since he is in this year's draft, I do not understand why he is not listed in the mock draft, and actually, he is not even listed on the top 100 list at all.
Also, Greek player Lefteris Bochoridis that I keep talking about here isn;t even listed in the top 100 either. Anyway, everyone here keeps laughing at me when I mention him here....
saying never in a million years would he ever even be considered by anyone for a draft.
But then he declared for the draft, and now he has been invited to the EuroCamp predraft in Italy. So you can keep laughing it up all you want here.
Both Bochoridis and Papapetrou have been invited to the Eurocamp predraft camp in Italy, and still they appear nowhere in the top 100 list?
Anyway, it's the same thing as every year, this same thing of taking the best Greek players and purposely underrating them.They are much better than plenty of guys in that top 100 list.
Hopefully after the Eurocamp at least they start to appear in these rankings. Because there is no logical reason why they are not in them right now.
So nice to get your "unbias" expertise for the Euro players. Keep up the good work!
Hey Euro. How can I get so e of your -2729 point magic?
I'm surprised Papapetrou isn't in the top 100, and yes, he definitely has a chance to be drafted- great size, great shooting, and has been playing at a really high level this year.
Lefteris, however- averaging only 13points per 40, hasn't hit 35% from 3 over the last two years, limited quickness- I'm not sure he'll be able to defend in this league. He did do really well in the Euro U20s though- a year young.
He'd be smart to pull out in the draft and continue to assert himself in Europe for a year. If it's true that he's moving to Olympiakos or Panathinaikos this Summer then that will be a great stage for him to rise up the boards.
I don't think it would help Bochoridis's draft status to move to Panathinikos or Olympiacos. He won't get any playing time in such clubs. In Aris he gets a lot of playing time.
He would be moving to those clubs for money, certainly not to improve a chance to get drafted. If he was wanting to get drafted, he would for sure stay at Aris.
Euro ball please explain how you blasted this kids chances the second he decided to come to the U.S. But now you're back on his bandwagon as if it never happened.
So the mock drafts got upated and he top 100 rankings got updated after Eurocamp, and yet STILL Papapetrou is NOT listed on either.
Even though several players from the camp made their way into the top 100 ranking and even into the mock draft list. And of course, none of those players is as good as Papapetrou is.
The purposeful underating and bias against Greek players continues.
There is no way you can logically add those players from the Eurocamp into the top 100 ranking, and even some of them into the mock draft and not add Papapetrou, who is much better than they are.
And there is no way you can justify not having Papapetrou in the top 100 ranking list. Again, like every other year, it is showing this agenda against Greek players and this anti Greek players bias.
Bochorides is not an NBA prospect, i am not even sure if he a euroleague prospect either, but Papapetrou definetly is. Not a 1st round material but great 2nd round pick for draft and stash. Great size, shooting, very good body, decent athlete,. I can see a similar career path with Papanikolaou...
You always just say this stuff without any reason or logic or facts. No different than the NBA only fans.
If Bochoridis is not an NBA "prospect" then neither is Micic and many other Americans on these draft lists.
That is the point. You just make these nonsense BS blanket statements here with no reason or logic to it.
What does Micic do better than Bochoridis?
Why is Micic better than Bochoridis?
There is nothing right now about Micic that is better than Bochoridis. Absoutely nothing. They are same age, same size, and Bochoridis is a much better shooter.
Somehow he is a "first round prospect" an Bochoridis is not....this is complete BS. The same way whole bunches of American guards on these lists are not even as good as Bochoridis.
Or do you think NCAA is a higher level than the Greek League?
Did I not already prove last year with these same BS arguments when you were saying how Greek 2nd Division where Antetokounmpo was playing was "American high school or lower level" and I kept telling you it was way higher and was really better than NCAA and it would be proved in how he did in NBA.
He had same stats in NBA as he did in Greece 2nd league.
No, this SAME nonsense here comes again. Do you ever learn? Do you think all these American guards in this draft can come into Aris in the Greek League and be a lead guard?
This is is recognized here in how Micic is doing well in Adriatic League, but with a GREEK player...NO we cannot have that, never can there be any recognition ever.
Micic is in no way better of a "prospect" than Bochoridis in any way, and you can't even name a single way he is better. If you do say something, you are just making it up, because it's not true. Any objective person can watch them play, anaylize them and see that Micic is no better than him and no more of a "prospect" than he is.
Also, Papapetrou is a much more talented player than Papanikolaou is. I have talked so many times here for Papanikolaou, but he is not nearly as talented as Papapetrou. Papapetrou is much more skilled player, more talented player, and he is also more athletic player.
Papanikolaou of course can play in NBA and everything, but he is also super overrated by most Greeks, same as Diamantidis.
Most overrated Greek players in of all history:
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo
He can never be close to Diamantidis for most overrated Greek player by Greeks of course, because that would be impossible for anyone in a billion years to catch him, but still.
He is good for as a very good role player, that is it. Nothing more though is he not capable to be more than anything but a role player. Papapetrou is much more talented than him. Papapetrou has potential to be a better version of Perperoglou, and just regular version of Perperoglou is a better player than Papanikolaou will ever be. And Papapetrou can become a better version of Perperoglou.
You claim to watch all these Greek players, but you are same exact as all the NBA only fans in everything you say here in how you judge players. You have seen some more or might know some more of the players, but everything is pure NBA only fan in how you judge stuff.
Like "Bochoridis is not an NBA prospect", well then how can guards like De Colo and Vazquez play in NBA and they are very similar to him, except that he is a much better play maker than De Colo and he is a much better shooter than Vazquez.
I guess they would not even be NCAA prospects then......
There is a reason they aren't ranked and probably won't be drafted.
I highly doubt there is a bias specifically against Greek players...
The reason is because there is an obvious bias against Greek players.
Thats probally why greek freak went 16th last year and his brother is projected to go early 2nd. Definitely bias towards greeks.
The NBA scouts do not consider the Antetokounmpos to be Greeks. That is a fact. There have been many such comments made about this. That's because they are black and their parents are Nigerian.
You should understand this as your own Canadian federation and as far as I know Canadian basketball program is not considering Pangos as a Greek, even though he is a Greek.
People in USA will think whatever they want to. So Antetokounmpos according to NBA scouts are not Greeks because they are black. Believe it or not, there are many such comments like this in Greece and this is common knowledge.
Also, NBA already has made clear they do not even consider Georgios Papagiannis to be Greek either. He is now also "American". This according to plenty of statements also made and discussed as well. He is officially now "American" also and not Greek anymore according to NBA.
Because, "he played high school basketball in USA he cannot be considered anything other than American".
If you are also Canadian you should also understand this, since NBA is also claiming players like Wiggins as "American" for playing in NCAA in USA.
If you are black, you are "not Greek" as how NBA scouts views it.
If you played in USA in high school or NCAA basketball, you are American, not Greek, in how NBA views it.
I would have thought a Canadian NBA fan would have already known such things, since according to NBA, all Canadian players that played in USA are actually "Americans".
Theres no way your brain works that way. Thats pretty trippy.
Lets just say your magically wrong. Not everybody in the NBA hates greeks that arent black. Where do you see Ioannis being selected in the NBA Draft and where do you think he should be selected.
He's a disgusting, dirty Greece-ball with too many damn letters in his name, and the NBA is racist towards Greek players. That's why he isn't on mocks.
Still no legit, rational, logical reason as to why Papapetrou is not on the mock draft, and why he is not even in the top 100 board?
The real question is why do you care so much about him being in nbadraft.nets top 100? It has no impact on his draft standing in real life it the unfortunate fact that he is Greek
If he is as good as you say then why are you wasting your time asking guys in a basketball forum? Shouldn't teams know how talented he is?
So on the last 2014 top 100 ranking, and on the last 2014 mock draft update he is still not listed? Still not even in the top 100 ranking???