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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroleague
    At age 17, he's far, far, far better than Giannis was at age 17.
    Better then Giannis!? that is tantamount to heresy regarding european talent.



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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by GOBB
    Kanter was of no threat to stay overseas. This guy is. That alone will drop his stock in a 2016 draft class that has some nice talent.
    No way. This guy transferred to a U.S high school for a reason. He wants to play in the NBA.

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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Will this guy go top 5 this year?

    http://thesportsquotient.com/nba/201...2015-nba-draft

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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Area Baller
    Better then Giannis!? that is tantamount to heresy regarding european talent.


    Giannis was about the 10th best player on a team in the THIRD division in Greece when he was 17.

    He also tried out for Olympiacos' roster (a first division team in Greece) when he was 18 and failed to make the team.

    So yes, Papagiannis is a FAR BETTER and MORE ADVANCED player at the same age.

    By leaps and bounds.

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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by GOBB
    Kanter was of no threat to stay overseas. This guy is. That alone will drop his stock in a 2016 draft class that has some nice talent.
    He's not "staying overseas". He's on a contract that maintains his amateur status, even with playing for a Euroleague team.

    He's in talks right now with about 15 different NCAA schools. He's 50/50 going to play a year in the NCAA, then go to the NBA, or stay one year in Greece, and then go to the NBA.

    His contract with Panathinaikos even stipulates an option for immediate release with no real buyout restrictions upon being drafted, and they said the only way he was staying there was if he was not drafted.

    So you are just making up bullshit - as usual.
    Last edited by Euroleague; 02-21-2015 at 09:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richesly
    No way. This guy transferred to a U.S high school for a reason. He wants to play in the NBA.
    Yes, that's right. The reason he decided not to stay in the US for his senior year of high school basketball was because the competition was so much lower than he had been getting being able to train in the Greek League the previous two years.

    So his father decided to have him go back to the Greek League, especially since he got to sign with an actual Euroleague team (highest level in Europe) and he could then get much higher training, coaching, and play against much better players than in high school in USA for a year.

    His father felt his game actually regressed last year in the USA playing against high school players, instead of professional players.

    And so then he would be better prepared to play in NCAA next season, than if he stayed in high school. Their main plan has always seemed to be that they want him to play in NCAA for a year. And from what I know a lot of schools are going after him very hard.

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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Papagiannis is the most amazing physical specimen of a prospect that I've seen since rookie NBA Shaq.


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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    7'1 with a 38' vert would mean he gets his head 3 inches over the rim. None of the clips show anything remotely close to even mid 20's capabilities, so even if he has that massive vert, what good is it that he can barely apply a fraction of it in actual games?

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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Watching Papagiannis play in the first game of FIBA World Under-19 Championship, he looked about 1, maybe even 2 inches taller than his teammate Georgios Tsalmpouris.

    Tsalmpouris plays at Iowa State, and he's listed at 7-1 by them, and he was supposedly measured at 7-1 1/2 in shoes.

    Papagiannis looks like he's at least 7-2, and maybe even 7-3 now.
    Last edited by Euroleague; 06-28-2015 at 03:25 AM.

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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by j3lademaster
    7'1 with a 38' vert would mean he gets his head 3 inches over the rim. None of the clips show anything remotely close to even mid 20's capabilities, so even if he has that massive vert, what good is it that he can barely apply a fraction of it in actual games?
    That's funny, because he had so many lob dunk type slams in the first game of FIBA Under-19 World Championship that I lost count.

    Not a single player on Team USA can get even close to as high as he can.

    He was dunking absolutely everything that even came near his vicinity.
    Last edited by Euroleague; 06-27-2015 at 11:47 PM.

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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    No way. He's not even better than guys like Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown.

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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Smook A.
    No way. He's not even better than guys like Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown.

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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroleague
    Here is the latest YouTube footage of 2016 #1 NBA draft pick, 17 year old high school senior, 7'1" (with 7'6" wingspan) Greek center, Georgios Papagiannis.


    Clips from the Greek League and the Greek Under-22 (college age) amateur league.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bFF9SNjtW4


    Clip from his most recent game in the Greek League - 10 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 blocks, in 22 minutes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjJ99KEZxBw
    I've been saying this all along. This kat is going to shit on this league.

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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroleague

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    #10 is 6'7" 235.

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