Greek Player Vangelis Bebis

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Greek Player Vangelis Bebis

He played last season with Ikaros in the Greek League. He was in the men's senior team, although he was not playing much, but he did play in 12 out of the 26 games. He had a contract still with the them, but in his contract it said that if they got relegated from the first league, he could void his contract.

They got relegated out of the first league, so he could void his contract. He has decided that rather than play in Greek 2nd Division next season, he would rather play in NCAA Division I. This is because he does not like the training facility that Ikaros has and since they are not going to be in the Greek first league, he decided he might as well get a college degree.

Anyway, Penn State wanted him to play for them in their rotation as a Freshman, but they would not guarantee for sure that he would play as a starter and 30 minutes as a Freshman, so he took instead the offer of Iona college. It is a gamble, but he has a chance to be a star and if he does well, then he can transfer after 2 years.

So, he is a 6-7 190 shooting guard in Freshman NCAA class. He can pass the ball, he is a good ball handler, he can create his own shot, and he can create for others. He is a good 3 point shooter.


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Here is some of him in

Here is some of him in YouTube:

NBA and Euroleague scouting report with clips from this last season - he is age 18-19 in these clips):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiC8CqgHZZc

2012-13 season (you can see him playing against Giannis Antetokounmpo in some in these clips in Greece's top high school league - he is age 17-18 in these clips):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc_ajBtZ5Zg

2012-13 season (you can see him playing also against both Antetokounmpo brothers in some of these clips and also guarding them in Greek 2nd division - he is 17 in these clips.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYMYZRpV0cA

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Won't he face an eligiblity

Won't he face an eligiblity issue similar to that of Enes Kanter?

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If he were Brazilian, he'd be

If he were Brazilian, he'd be picked 20th or higher, but the NBA is racist, right?

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Yawwwwn. This dude is awful.

Yawwwwn. This dude is awful. Should be a quality player in his local rec-league though.

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I actually like this kid, I

I actually like this kid, I like his pull up jumper and I like how he follows his shot, From what I can see he plays smart.

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Nobody was guaranteed 30 minutes a game....

Bebis looks like he is a nice shooter but in the NCAA he will need to have a quicker release. Iona also plays a very fast paced transitional game and Bebis will need to be able to do this while sharing the ball effectively. Coach Cluess does not guarantee anyone time.. you have to earn it. Iona also has studs AJ English, Kelvin Amayo and Isaiah Williams who will get most of the minutes at the 1,2 and 3 spots. Grant Ellis, Najeal Young and hot shooting freshman Schadrac Caismir are also higher on the depth chart than Bebis. English, Williams, Caismir and PF Ryden Hines can all shoot the three, so it is not like Iona is in deperate need of a specialist at this spot. Players also very rarely move up in conferences via transferring unless they are 5th year seniors who can transfer without losing a year due to NCAA regulations. These players rarely see a lot of time and are used to basically bolster their bench depth. It is more common for players to transfer down a level in conferences as to obtain more playing time.

While Penn State playes in a better conference Iona has been the better team, compared to Penn State, over the last few years.

Team RPI by the year

2013-2014 ....Iona - 60th, Penn State - 116th

2012-2013.....Iona - 98th, Penn State - 186th

2011-2012....Iona - 40th, Penn State - 160th

I wish Bebis the best and hope that he gets plenty of time but he will have to earn it on that team. If he plays hard, learns the system and produces he will see time.... nothing is guaranteed.

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Besides Penn State and Iona,

Besides Penn State and Iona, LSU and Davidson also offered him scholarships.

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I wouldve jumped all over

I wouldve jumped all over that LSU scholarship if this is true. They will get alot of exposure with Ben Simmons in two years and Jarell Martin this year. I expect both to be lottery picks and extremely exciting players that a SG could really compliment.

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Iona is a small school, but

Iona is a small school, but they are a good program with a good coach (Tim Cluess). They're not exactly a household name, but anyone who is a follower of college basketball knows them.

Good move as far as I'm concerned. Iona has a much better chance at making the NCAA tournament the next 4 years when compared to Penn State. Playing for a bad college team often ends up hurting a player's stock.

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