Draft focus shifts to Europe
For the past few weeks NBA teams have been focused on working out college players in individual workouts. But this week the focus begins to shift toward a bevy of international players in the draft.
A number of teams left the U.S. this past week to get a look at some of the top prospects in Europe. This weekend, I'll join many of them at the adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy. Here's a look at what they're finding:
Of all of the top international players in this year's draft, Vesely is the most accomplished. He's really played a key role for Partizan for three years, and at age 21 is really coming into his own.
A number of NBA scouts and execs saw Vesely shine Wednesday when he had 18 points and five rebounds in the game that gave Partizan the Serbian title. Vesely shot 7-for-9 from the field and, surprisingly, hit two of the three 3-pointers he took.
"He's as close to a sure thing as you'll get in Europe," one NBA scout remarked. "You factor in his size, athleticism and his production in Europe, and I don't see how he fails."
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