2011 Adidas Eurocamp Blog - Day 2

Day 2

        Day 2 from Eurocamp brought more ups and downs from streaking big men to sweet-shooting guards that the NBA execs got familiar with in a hurry.

        For the second straight day, Czech shooting guard Tomas Satoransky stood out with his shooting, scoring 18 points in the day's first game on 7-of-8 shooting from the floor. In the second game, Satoransky looked tired and didn't shoot the ball as well, but there's no reason not believe that he won't be a potential first-round pick in next year's draft. He's just 19 years old still, but plays some dazzling basketball. Satoransky is an aggressive scorer with great mechanics to go along with some very good size at 6'6".

        Another Czech Republic shooter who made a name for himself today was David Jelinek; The 6'4" combo-guard had 14 points in the early game and then had 20+ points in the All-Star game (his exact figures weren't recorded due to a mistake by the statistician). He looked smooth and confident letting his jump shot go and obviously knocked down these shots at a high rate. Jelinek doesn't have great athleticism or length for an NBA prospect, but if he can continue to hit his jump shots at this high rate, his name will continue to come up in conversation.

        Boris Barac, the brother for former NBA center Stanko, has the same genes as his brother at 6'9" and just 19 years old, but possesses a stronger perimeter game. Boris went a perfect 6-for-6 from 3-point range and 13-of-19 overall in scoring a camp-high 32 points. We were all over him and with another solid performance, Boris Barac could have himself a real good shot at following his brother and playing at the next level.
French power forward, Sarra Camara has been another hot name in Treviso. He is a big-bodied, 6'9", 245-pound power forward with a 7'1" wingspan and near-9 foot standing reach. He muscled his way inside for 9 points and 7 rebounds in his first game and then 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting inside and 10 boards in his second spurt of action. He's able to affect opposing bigs and guards alike on the defensive end as he shores up the paint, while offensively, he has been adept all week long at collecting boards and converting on put-backs.

        Former Texas point guard, Dogus Balbay, has been drawing rave reviews from NBA and European scouts for his high-energy play and efforts on the defensive end. That's what he brought to the Longhorns for four years- a floor general, who can run a team, provide some offense in transition and lock down defensively. Offensively, he doesn't offer much and he doesn't try to do too much as he took only three or four shots a game in college and none were that far away from the rim.

        Andreja Milutinovic, one of the standouts in Day 1, sizzled down a bit (8-for-10, 20 points yesterday). The 6'8" wing went just 2-for-14 from 3-point range on the day. There wasn't any one thing that stood out, but his shot just wasn't falling.

By President Corey Ruff - 6-13-11