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Old 04-20-2009, 09:17 AM   #12
InspiredLebowski
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Default Re: Any really talented young European centers?

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Originally Posted by madmax
Another young promising lithuanian born talent is Motiejunas (213 cm height and 97 kg weight). He's beasting in Lithuanian league, averaging 21,4 points and 7,4 rebs, despite the fact that the level of his team and the league overall is quite suspicious. He is projected to be TOP 10 pick in 2010 NBA draft though, let's see how this kid develops

I saw him in the Nike Hoop Summit a few days ago, really impressive kid. I've seen a lot of Dirk comparisons, and I don't want to judge the comparison as far as playing style off of just one game that was basically an all-star game, but he's FAR more athletic than Dirk. I don't know if the 7' listing is legit, but he looks to be a solid 6'9 at least and the kid runs the floor like a gazelle. I'd like to see him against players who at least have experience beyond high school/AAU but he's a really intriguing guy.

And anyone with info give me Stanko Barac updates! All I can see is stats and boxscores, but he looks solid. Does he have a legitimate NBA future?
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