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    Default 14 Year Old 7'2" George Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    *Updated from when I first originally posted this, when Papagiannis was 14 years old.

    Papagiannis is now a 18 year old high school senior. He is currently 7'2" tall, weighs 275 pounds, and has a 7'6" wingspan.



    Here is a clip of him playing against the then defending Euroleague champions, Panathinaikos, at age 14. He is #19 in yellow, playing at the center position.

    The guy he is guarding is #14 in green, Ian Vougioukas. Vougioukas, for comparison, is 6-11 280 - just to give you an idea on how big this kid was then when he was only at the time just 14 years old.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1fqKGu6Lbo


    Playing against high school age competition in Europe.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxu6oLNgf0o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYEYIPl9XZk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLUAJi3Qmhw


    Playing against high school age competition in the USA.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz44iOmGrk8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ErFiMFToe4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzmzpivxwD8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVc88CAb36c
    Last edited by Euroleague; 07-31-2015 at 03:24 AM.

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    Do you have any updates on Anthony Parker's statue in Europe?

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    betcha he never makes it to the NBA... something bad will happen.... glandular disorder or something.

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    pfftt, he lost the ball so easily

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    Didn't seem overly impressive, reminded me of Paul Davis/Nick Fazekas, but then again, he is only 14. Regardless, I see his ceiling being a slightly worse Chris Kaman.

    But then again, since Sofo is 10x the player Kaman can dream of being, maybe that isn't much of a ceiling

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    Jonas Valanciunas at age 15:

    FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship:



    2.3 Points Per Game

    2.9 Rebounds Per Game

    0.9 Blocks Per game


    Georgios Papagiannis at age 15:

    FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship:



    5.3 Points Per Game

    5.0 Rebounds Per Game

    2.4 Blocks Per game (led the tournament)

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    http://zagsblog.com/articles/7-foote...-lottery-pick/

    I think his upside quite frankly is a top five, one-and-done, 2016 pick,” Westtown (Pa.) coach Seth Berger told SNY.tv of the 7-foot-1 native of Amarousio, Greece.

    Papagiannis’ father played professionally in Greece, so he has good genes. He’s currently averaging about 15 points and 9 rebounds for Westtown, which plays this weekend in the Under Armour Holiday Classic in San Diego.

    “He’s a really unique player,” Berger said. “He’s 7-1, 250 pounds. Incredibly coordinated. Jumps well, shoots well, dribbles well, passes well, has really good post work and he just turned 16 in July.”

    Berger added: “Usually kids this size, this young, can’t run up and down the court. Forget he catches alley-oops and can reverse them. He’s got a super-high basketball IQ, incredibly motivated. And he’s really smart.

    Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzmzpivxwD8
    Last edited by Euroleague; 01-03-2014 at 04:44 AM.

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    Hopefully next spring he'll play for an EYBL aau team so we can gauge his ability against the best high schoolers in the country.

    From the limited glimpse from those 2 videos in this thread I think if this guy keeps mobility and adds some skills in the next 2 years he could be better than Jahlil Okafor(#1 high school center in the country right now)

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    Next Yao Ming, woo!

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    Damn! what impresses me is his coordination and thickness for a kid his height and age. And he has good shooting form on top of that.

    Barring injury this kid has the potential to be great NBA player.

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    Papagiannis was recently officially measured at 7-1 at a national invitational camp.

    7-1 275 with a 7-6 wingspan and still only 16 years old....
    Last edited by Euroleague; 07-25-2014 at 06:44 PM.

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    Greek basketball is in a rough state, 14 year olds are their top headliners

    No wonder Spanoulis, NBA benchwarmer, is a stud there.

    As far as this kid, I'd be willing to take a flier on him. He'll go late first round, if not some team will snag him in the second.

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    Weak competition, slow white guys.

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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    Quote Originally Posted by Demitri98
    Weak competition, slow white guys.
    Someone forgot to tell this clown troll that the whole "weak competition, slow white guys" troll that Americans always do towards European players can't work when a guy is playing in America.

    It's also funny as hell, since he was playing against American players.

    Freaking moron.

    Just another proof of how racist most of these NBA only fans really are. They just automatically say that for EVERY European player. Even one that was actually playing in USA.


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    Default Re: 14 Year Old 7 Foot Georgios Papagiannis: "2016 NBA Draft #1 Pick"

    that's a big mofo. hope he's more of a hibbert than a yao/bradley

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