The third and last day of the Adidas Eurocamp 2012 is done and all the scouts and observers can make their conclusions. The major thing is that there was no camper that really stood out and was dominating everything. Several players have helped their stock nicely and one player not in the camp but playing here too was the storyline of the three days in Italy.
The day started with an interesting workout by Bill Bayno showing how to open up and score with contact. German big guy Maik Zirbes was used for the drills and he was doing a good job in front of all the players and the followers.
The afternoon games did not give a lot of new instructions. Tornike Shengelia showed that he is a legitimate camp MVP and the 1991 born forward definitely helped himself here in Treviso. Already quite experienced on the highest European level for his age, the Georgian player showed great scoring skills on the drive and was among the best to score close to the basket. Paul Lacombe who run fully the Point Guard during the camp was another one who showed that he is able to play on a higher level. With his athletic abilities and game understanding, he should have more importance in the next years.
The Ukrainian Oleksandr Lypovyy was again a player who was remarked and did some good stuff while the Italian Riccardo Moraschini has some nice plays as well. In the Final All-Star game, David Jelinek showed some interesting stuff on the drive, on defense and as a shooter. The Czech guard was certainly one of the players who saved the best for last as he finished with 21 points and 3 rebounds in that last contest of the camp. On the other side, Leo Westermann was playing really well for the French U20 National Team with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. However, the prospect for whom all the NBA people stayed in the gym till the end was Rudy Gobert. The long French Center finished with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks but his overall presence was once again very impressive. Not as dominating as yesterday against Russia, nearly all of Gobert’s points were highly spectacular plays and put himself into one of the main targets for the 2013 NBA Draft.
As the camp is done, here are my personal selections for the best players of the edition 2012 of the Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso.
- Paul Lacombe
- Oleksandr Lypovyy
- Daniel Diez
- Tornike Shengelia (MVP)
- Izzet Turkyilmaz
N.B.: Tomas Satoransky or Evan Fournier could have made the team if they opted to play more than only during one day of the camp. A honorable mention goes to Olek Czyz from Poland who was a borderline selection to my All-Camp team.
- Nikola Ivanov
- Devon van Oostrum
- Maxi Kleber
- Rudy Gobert
- Artem Klimenko
During the next next days, there will be reports online with more details on the different participants and their performances during the camp.