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

    So, was he dominating his competition when he played high school basketball in the U.S?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchDude
    So, was he dominating his competition when he played high school basketball in the U.S?
    No. And if you watch him play in junior levels in Greece not really either. Same thing happened a few days ago when Greece played against USA in a friendly, he had so many chances to just destroy USA team, but they were missed because of timing.

    Problem is that at junior levels, the guards don't understand the proper timing of when and where to throw him the ball. They simply have no idea of what to do with such a giant like this.

    And how could they? Where would they ever have seen such a freak like this ever before, let alone played with him?

    But when he plays in Panathinaikos senior team in Greek men's league for the limited time, it looks totally different. he can get the good looks from the guards and he just destroys everyone.

    Actually, after that last game in Greek under 19 team played against USA, the Greek coach, that is a professional coach in Greece's men's league (not a junior level coach) was really mad at all the Greek guards and kept demanding at them to get the ball to Papagiannis in right place and right time so he can finish the dunks, instead of everything being timed wrong on his jumps.

    He said he was making the guards work on it until they understand how to do it right. It's different with professional players that just understand things like that.

    But in the first game of the tournament, the guards were doing a lot better and only missed like 3 or 4 passes the whole game. And when they did the coach was on them hard over it.

    Most of the passes were timed correctly, and it was just unbelievable watching this BEAST go to work. It was like young Shaq out there. Everything in the area around the basket was being thrown down viciously.

    Guys were running away. He was dunking all over people. This guy is a FREAK OF NATURE.

    I've never seen anything like him at that size since young Shaq.

    He can run the floor, block shots everywhere, control the rebounding on both ends, and just dunk the hell out of everything. And if you get him away from the rim, he just lowers his shoulder and powers into you with a deadly hook shot.
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    Default Re: 7'1" Georgios Papagiannis - 2016 NBA #1 Draft Pick

    Looks like we found the new NBA GOAT. That black dude that played for the Bulls was a scrub anyway.

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

    You should really get your vision checked euro fucc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bless Mathews
    You should really get your vision checked euro fucc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milbuck
    Slayed.
    You're just pissed off because Papagiannis is a way more talented player than Giannis is.

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

    Could he even make the D-League??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroleague
    At age 17, as a high school senior, he's 7'1", with a 7'6" wingspan, said to be still growing, and he was just tested with a 38" vertical, and you think he might not get drafted?



    Lay off the crack pipe.
    sounds like this nikka got gigantism....not gonna help his game at all


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

    His dad is 7 feet tall. So I doubt he has a growth disorder.

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    Not everyone thinks so highly of this guy...

    5/22/15

    http://www.btpowerhouse.com/2015/5/2...ten-basketball

    Ranked the No. 84 overall player, No. 11 center, and No. 2 player from the state of Pennsylvania in the class of 2015 by 247sports.com, the big man has a host of schools vying for his services. Papagiannis holds offers from B1G schools Maryland, Penn State, and Rutgers. Others on a growing list of potential suitors include Oregon, UConn, Kentucky, St. John's, and N.C. State.

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    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebask...greek-pro-team

    Papagiannis, a 7-foot-1 center who played Westtown School (Pa.), is ranked No. 38 in the 247Sports Composite for the class of 2015. He had already taken unofficial visits to Maryland and Penn State.

    He averaged 8.1 points and 6.1 rebounds on the EYBL circuit with Team Takeover this spring.

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    http://zagsblog.com/articles/greek-7...decision-soon/

    While playing last summer in the U17 FIBA Championships, he averaged 8.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in seven games. Against the United States, he went for 16 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists.

    Playing a year up in the U18 European Championship, he averaged 5.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in limited minutes.

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    http://www.azdesertswarm.com/recruit...os-papagiannis

    247Sports.com listed Papagiannis as the 34th best player in the class of 2015, and the 7th best center in the class of 2015.

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    4/17/15

    http://www.wdrb.com/story/28830622/b...look-to-europe

    Don't look for Papagiannis on the Rivals list of Top 100 prospects. You won't find him.

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    4/14/2015

    http://kckingdom.com/2015/04/14/kans...-a-dark-horse/

    [QUOTE]The Kansas Jayhawks recruiting rumors continue to swirl around the top ranked recruits, but center Georgios Papagiannis could be a dark horse. If Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks miss out on some of the higher ranked big men, Papagiannis may be a player that could thrive at Kansas.

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