Perspective from by friend about Dennis Schroeder

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Perspective from by friend about Dennis Schroeder

I've been coming to this site for years but never created a username. I wanted to share this quick info from my friend, who was a foreign exchange student back in 2006 and now plays in the German Pro B league.

Hey Will,
you came to the right place. Dennis is originally from Wolfenbüttel, where I played from 07 to 09 and his u14 team always had practice right before ours. If he gets drafted in the lottery, you will probably hear the story of how a coach saw him in a skate park but thats not the whole truth, he was playing ball before that.

Anyway, this guy is the real deal when it comes to playing ball, off the court not so much. He has had major issues in Germany and everyone knows he's super arrogant. During practice with the u18 national team, he walked out and proclaimed that he wasn't gonna embarrass himself playing with a bunch of losers who werent on his level. He later apologized and was allowed back. But just a week later the team went on the road for some exhibition game and he was caught trying to sneak back into the hotel at 5am. There might have been some weed involved, too, but I don't know that for sure. So they kicked him off the team. One of my team mates from last year was on that team, so thats how I know.

He had his break through on the court this year in the first league in Germany after dominating the league I played in for the last two years (he played on Braunschweig's second team, too). His club had some financial issues and the starting pg got hurt and he played really well filling in.

I would describe him as a young Tony Parker with a better jumpshot but not the finishing ability around the rim. He's an elite athlete with a european skill set which I think is really intriguing. He also weighs like 160 pounds but when he gets put on a weight program, he should be just fine. He's also a fantastic on-ball defender, can apply major pressure and picks pockets all the time.
As for his NBA career, I think it is all about where he gets drafted. He is in dire need of veteran leadership, on the wrong team hes gonna hit the strip club every night, blow all his money and get into all kinds of trouble. But on the right team could be a solid back up next year, and maybe a starter in a few years if he keeps working hard.
That's my scoop, if you have any more questions, let me know!

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He is one of the few guys in this draft I think has star potential. Having someone take him under his wing would be crucial - lest he become AI2

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Thanks for the insight. I

Thanks for the insight. I didn't know much about the kid other then watching a few highlights.

Physically and athletically, I think he measures very well to Rajon Rondo. Rondo in my opinion is 6'2 in shoes, and is well known that he has a 6'9 wingspan. Dennis Schroeder is just a little bit over an inch off the wingspan from Rondo, and is very close to same weight Rondo was in when he got in the league.

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I didn't want to post this

I didn't want to post this before but I thought he looked "arrogant" in his profile pic. I know its wrong to read a book by its cover :-/

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Thanks for the info. I

Thanks for the info. I actually would have liked to see him go to Sacramento as a darkhorse pick. But based on what you told me about his off the court lifestyle, I don't know if that team would be a good fit for his growth as a player as well as a person

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Based on what you tell...

Based on what you tell... utah and dallas would be great place for him to mature.

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comparing this cat to Rajon Rondo and Tony Parker i've seen it all lmao.

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As a Jazz fan I was

As a Jazz fan I was intrigured by Schroder and thought he could be a good pick for the Jazz and as a basketball player he could be but the Jazz organization usually does a very good job of background checks and I'm sure they know this stuff and it's not likely they will take a chance on a player that could be more trouble than he's worth. SLC may be a good place for him to go regarding his partying mentality, it's not as though he wouldn't be able to find trouble in SLC but it's not as previlent. Interesting information though and I'll be watching to see how he does, no matter who picks him.

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Lets wait for workouts against guys Myck, Trey, Shane, CJ and MCW before you rate this guy like that. He clearly have first round potential but workouts against other guys will show where his game is really at.

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I'm from Wolfenbüttel too and

I'm from Wolfenbüttel too and based of what I heard about him I can confirm this.
Granted I don't know him personally but I've heard from a lot of people that he's supposed to be very cocky and arrogant and a douche off the court.
For example someone who played with Schröder in the same team said that a female supervisor of him told him to do something and he refused to do it because he "wouldn't take orders from a woman".
He's super talented though so I just hope he gets it together and becomes a good NBA player.

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Tony Parker Comparison

That's really cool. The first thing I thought when I saw him was that he reminds me much more of Tony Parker than he does Rondo.

Anyways, sounds basically like another high risk-high reward type.

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