Saturday, June 1, 2013

NBA Draft Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo

The double standard for foreign early entry candidates to be under the age of 19 allowed Giannis Antetokounmpo to enter this year's NBA draft. American prospects must have either attended college, or be at least 19 years of age. Though the  6'10" Greek guard-forward combo has received a considerable amount of attention for his length and athleticism, his talent level remains a mystery. He plays for second division Greek club Filathlitikos, so his level of competition is pretty low. Still, with a 7'3" wingspan, a decent handle, and a smooth shot, this kid has managed to draw comparisons to Nicolas Batum, and even Kevin Durant. With the future of the franchise up in the air, look for the Boston Celtics to take a gamble on Antetokounmpo with the 16th overall pick in the draft.