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Giannis Adetokoubo also getting lots of buzz

He is an 18 year old 6'9", 205lb SF/"Point Forward" from Greece (he is of Nigerian descent). His freak athleticism has been getting him LOTS of buzz for awhile now. He has a giant 7'3" wingspan and huge hands.

However while all of the scouts are in Europe for EuroCamp, he played for the first time out of Greece in the U-20s v Turkey and played extremely well (17pts/5r/1a), and played reasonably well v Croatia. Lots of scouts were in attendance and took notice apparently.

He is the ultimate boom or bust guy. He is 18 years old and playing against players older than him almost always, but apparently looks great most of the time, but his age shows a lot of the time as well.

He's projected in the 20s right now, but could go higher.

Image: http://content.draftexpress.com/gallery/GiannisAdetokunbo/1361903020.jpg


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re: Giannis Adetokoubo also getting lots of buzz
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6'9", 205lb SF
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Nigerian descent
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His freak athleticism has been getting him LOTS of buzz for awhile now. He has a giant 7'3" wingspan and huge hands.


Someone needs to tell AFA he can't re-enter the draft.
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Someone needs to tell AFA he can't re-enter the draft.


I thought of him as well...but he is apparently a much, much better ball handler and passer/facilitator at 18 than AFA will ever be.

(I'm not advocating picking him, or anyone. Just bringing these guys to the attention of those that don't know)
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re: Giannis Adetokoubo also getting lots of buzz
Throw that video out of the window. He was clearly a man amongst boys. We could get us a squad and give him more competition that that.
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re: Giannis Adetokoubo also getting lots of buzz
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Throw that video out of the window. He was clearly a man amongst boys.


Clearly, although everyone was likely older than him.

He has grown 3 inches in the past year and has yet to face any stiff competition, until this year's U-20s (if you count them as such, which is questionable).

He's an ultimate boom or bust. His midrange game is non-existant and his 3 point has improved, but its still not anything special yet (understatement). He probably needs to stay another year in Europe at least.

Definitely an ultimate Boom or Bust guy.
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re: Giannis Adetokoubo also getting lots of buzz
FWIW, DraftExpress has him as thier #23 prospect and Saric as their #26 prospect.

On that note, how is his shot?

They have him at 6'9" 196 lbs. That's pretty light. I'm also guessing that since he's 18, that he will likely grow another inch or so and end up around 6'10"-6'11"?



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re: Giannis Adetokoubo also getting lots of buzz
Didn't this guy grow 6 inches in the last 8 months or something?


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re: Giannis Adetokoubo also getting lots of buzz
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Didn't this guy grow 6 inches in the last 8 months or something?



There's definitely a joke here somewhere.


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Didn't this guy grow 6 inches in the last 8 months or something?

There's definitely a joke here somewhere.


I heard he met your mom last month and grew a few inches.


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