2017 adidas EuroCamp Rosters and Preview

2017 adidas EuroCamp Rosters and Preview
Jun 07, 2017, 04:31 pm
The adidas EuroCamp kicks off this weekend and DraftExpress will be in Treviso, Italy covering the event for the 14th consecutive year.Preview

The camp will be conducted from June 9-11 at the La Ghirada Sports Complex in Treviso, Italy.
Over the last 14 years, adidas EUROCAMP has produced nearly 100 players who have played or are currently playing in the NBA or Euroleague. Some notable international players who have attended adidas EUROCAMP include Danilo Gallinari (Denver), Serge Ibaka (Toronto), Nicolas Batum (Charlotte), Goran Dragic (Miami), Mario Hezonja (Orlando), Dante Exum (Utah), Dario Saric (Philadelphia), Jusuf Nurkic (Portland), Evan Fournier (Orlando), Clint Capela (Houston), Rudy Gobert (Utah), Patrick Beverley (Houston), Patrick Mills (San Antonio)

Representatives of all 30 NBA teams are likely to be present, watching the drills and games in competitive five on five action, conducting interviews with prospects, collecting measurements and athletic testing data, and taking in private workouts set up by agents.Official Camp Roster
Ege Arar9/2/1996 20.7 PF/C6'9"TurkeyGalatasaray
Luka Asceric1/10/1997 20.4 G6'5"AustriaLille
Ismael Bako10/10/1995 21.6 C6'10"BelgiumLeuven
Romaric Belemene2/19/1997 20.2 SF/PF6'7"CongoManresa
James Birsen4/6/1995 22.1 SF6'10"TurkeyIstanbul B.B.
Goga Bitadze7/20/1999 17.8 C6'11"GeorgiaSmederevo
Tamir Blatt5/4/1997 20.0 PG5'11"IsraelHapoel Tel Aviv
Isaac Bonga11/8/1999 17.5 SF6'9"GermanyFrankfurt Skyliners
Luka Bozic4/29/1996 21.1 SF6'7"CroatiaKK Zagreb
Emanuel Cate7/30/1997 19.8 PF6'9"RomaniaSevilla
Berkan Durmaz2/20/1997 20.2 PF6'9"TurkeyTofas
Martynas Echodas7/7/1997 19.9 PF/C6'10"LithuaniaSiauliai
Cheick Faye1/2/1998 19.4 SG6'7"SenegalNBA Academy Africa
Richard Freudenberg8/31/1998 18.7 SG/SF6'9"GermanySt. John's
Michael Fusek6/5/1995 22.0 C7'5"SlovakiaSpirou Charleroi
Sergi Garcia2/17/1997 20.3 PG6'4"SpainZaragoza
Amar Gegic2/14/1998 19.3 PG/SG6'7"GermanyBayern Munich
Egemen Guven9/25/1996 20.6 PF/C6'10"TurkeyPinar Karsiyaka
Eduards Hazners12/28/1997 19.4 SG6'4"LatviaVEF Riga
Mario Ihring6/13/1998 18.9 PG/SG6'3"SlovakiaOrlandina
Aleksa Ilic9/17/1996 20.7 PF6'8"MontenegroBuducnost
Karim Jallow4/13/1997 20.1 SG6'6"GermanyBayern Munich
Ognjen Jaramaz9/1/1995 21.7 PG6'4"SerbiaMega Leks
Verners Kohs5/21/1997 20.0 SF6'8"LatviaGBA Sparta
Antonis Koniaris9/30/1997 19.6 PG6'3"GreecePaok
Emircan Kosut7/3/1995 21.9 C6'11"TurkeyYesilgiresun Belediye
Arnoldas Kulboka1/4/1998 19.4 SF6'9"LithuaniaBrose Baskets Bamberg
Michalis Lountzis8/8/1998 18.8 SG6'5"GreecePanathinaikos
Alexander Madsen1/26/1995 22.3 PF6'10"FinlandUSK Praha
Gytis Masiulis4/10/1998 19.1 PF6'9"LithuaniaZalgiris
Yordan Minchev10/17/1998 18.6 SF6'8"BulgariaFenerbahce
Regimantas Miniotas3/14/1996 21.2 C6'9"LithuaniaVytautas
Dzanan Musa5/8/1999 18.0 SF6'8"BosniaCedevita Zagreb
Kostja Mushidi6/18/1998 18.9 SG6'5"BelgiumMega Leks
Abdoulaye N'doye3/9/1998 19.2 PG6'7"FranceCholet
Louis Olinde3/19/1998 19.2 SF6'9"GermanyBrose Baskets Bamberg
Marcel Ponitka8/28/1997 19.7 PG6'2"PolandAsseco
Martynas Sajus2/22/1996 21.2 C6'10"LithuaniaPolpharma Starograd
Dmytro Skapintsev5/12/1998 19.0 C6'11"UkraineCherkasy
Marko Tejic8/4/1995 21.8 C6'10"SerbiaMega Leks
Agasiy Tonoyan8/14/1998 18.8 SF/PF6'8"RussiaAvtodor
Hans Vanwijn2/15/1995 22.3 SF/PF6'9"BelgiumLimburg United
Santiago Yusta4/28/1997 20.1 SG6'7"SpainObradoiro
Kristupas Zemaitis6/24/1996 20.9 G6'3"LithuaniaVytautas
2017 Roster Analysis

College Players
This year's Eurocamp will feature only one player who competed in the NCAA last season, Germany wing Richard Freudenberg, who at age 18 will rank among the younger players in attendance.  Averaging 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds over 9.3 minutes per game at St. John's as a true freshman, Freudenberg recently opted not to return for his sophomore season to start his professional career signing with Frankfurt Skyliners in the Germany First Division. He came into college as a highly touted international prospect, but struggled to get playing time on a St. John's team that battled inconsistency all season long and opted to use older and more physically mature players.  This marks one of the first times the Eurocamp has included an underclassman making the transition Freudenberg is right now, but he is a nice addition to the camp roster in a down year for international prospects in general with many of the top players still involved in club competitions or under contract with other sneaker companies. It will be interesting to see if Freudenberg can regain some of the momentum he lost this past season and show the intriguing package of size, shooting ability and fluidity that made him a coveted prospect at the FIBA categories with the various German national teams.

Auto Eligibles

One of the most appealing aspects of the Eurocamp as far as NBA teams are concerned is the fact that it acts as a one-stop shop for International prospect scouting, saving time and money for executives that otherwise would have to trek around Europe for months to see each of the players individually.
Skewing younger and younger in recent years, partially out of necessity, the organizers brought in only seven players who are automatically eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft. By comparison, last year's group featured 15 auto-eligible prospects. Unfortunately NBA scouts will not be able to see any of the top-10 prospects in our current 1995 rankings due to the fact that some are still playing, some are signed with Nike (adidas refused to bring anyone from rival endorsers), some (like Youssoupha Fall) surprisingly weren't invited, and others declined their invites.

Michael Fusek (Spirou Charleroi) #11
Ognjen Jamaraz (Mega Leks) #12
Emircan Kosut (Yesilgiresun Belediye) #15
Alexander Madsen (USK Praha) #16
Ismail Bako (Leuven) #20
Metecan Birsen (Istanbul B.B.) #23
Marko Tejic (Mega Leks) #24
7'5 Slovakia center Michael Fusek could be the headliner of this somewhat uninspiring group.  After a solid showing at the 2016 Eurocamp, Fusek showed improvement with Charleroi averaging 14.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 3.6 blocks per-40 minutes pace adjusted filling a minor role.   Weighing in at just 222 pounds at last year's event, Fusek's physical development will be a major point of interest.  His size, coupled with his solid basketball IQ, give him some intrigue, but his lack of strength is a significant hindrance.  He'll have a chance to improve his standing here with so many of the top auto-eligible prospects not in attendance.

Ognjen Jaramez. who has spent almost his entire career with Beobasket agency club Mega Bemax, is another player with plenty to gain here.  After a strong showing at the 2015 Eurocamp, Jaramaz built some positive momentum heading into last season, but had his year cut short after suffering a leg fracture in mid-March.  Averaging 12.1 points and 3.5 assists over 28.5 minutes per game this season across the Adriatic League, Champions League, and Serbian First division, Jaramaz is a good athlete with great size for the point guard position. The question, as it has been for much of his time as a draft eligible prospect, is whether he can make jump shots and good decisions consistently enough to open up the rest of his game.   

6'10 Finnish power forward Alexander Madsen is another name to keep an eye on.  After averaging a strong 14.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game at the 2015 FIBA U20 European Championship, the Kouvola native has been playing off the beaten path in the Czech Republic with USK Praha.  Scoring 10.1 points per game on a slow paced team that used no imports, Madsen could gain some steam here if he can shoot the ball well in front of the decision-makers in attendance given his size. He'll have to show a better focus as a rebounder and defender than we've seen from him in the past though.

2017 NBA Draft Early-Entry Candidates

In addition to the 1995-born players, there are a number of younger international prospects born from 1996 to 1998 who made themselves eligible to be selected in the 2017 NBA Draft by entering their name on the NBA Draft Early-Entry candidate list.

The EuroCamp added 15 prospects from that list to give them a chance to increase their standing and gather feedback on their stock before they must decide whether to remain in the 2017 Draft on June 12th, the day after the camp ends. Some of the prospects below are potential late first or second round picks who may stay in the draft regardless of their performance here, while others inevitably will elect to withdraw. Either way, this is an opportunity for scouts to get a look at some notable 2017 prospects, but also get a jump on 2018 and beyond.

Ege Arar (Galatasaray)
Luka Bozic (KK Zagreb)
Egemen Guven (Pinar Karsiyaka)
Aleksa Ilic (Buducnost)
Regimantas Miniotas (Vytautas)
Martynas Sajus (Polpharma Starograd)
Kristupas Zamaitis (Vytautas)
Berkan Durmaz (Tofas)
Martynas Echodas (Siauliai)
Verners Kohs (GBA Sparta)
Antonis Koniaris (Paok)
Arnoldas Kulboka (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Michail Lountzis (Panathinaikos)
Gytis Masiulis (Zalgiris)
Kostja Mushidi (Mega Leks)
German shooting guard Kostja Mushidi and Lithuanian wing Arnoldas Kulboka are perhaps the two biggest names at this year's camp among players potentially eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft.  Mushidi is coming off a strong showing at the Hoop Summit and some of his best single-game performances of the season with Mega Bemax.  Scouts will be looking to see if the long, strong guard can continue to make shots at a strong rate from the perimeter and get his teammates involved.  A strong effort here could solidify his standing, but it appears more likely that he will withdraw from this draft and try again in the future with another year of seasoning in the Adriatic League .

Kulboka, who was on the winning end of Mushidi's best individual performance of the season when he scored 33 points for Germany against Lithuania in the FIBA U18 European Championship held last December, comes in less battle tested than many players here.  Putting up solid numbers averaging 14.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2 assists per game in the German Second Division for Bamberg's second team, Baunach, the fluid, highly skilled scorer will look to bounce back from an uneven showing at U18s as his consistency and toughness will be under the microscope here. His upside as a super-sized wing with athleticism, shooting range and even some shot-creation prowess is undeniable, though, making him one of the most intriguing prospects here at the EuroCamp. He probably would be picked highest if the draft were held today among all those eligible in 2017.

Egemen Guven is one of the more interesting prospects on this year's camp roster.  After averaging 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game at the FIBA U16 European Championship in 2012, the fluid Turkish big man has lost a great deal of momentum as a prospect playing sparingly for Karsiyaka and seeing his minutes in FIBA competition limited by foul trouble in recent seasons.  A fairly coordinated big man with good mobility and length, this is a golden opportunity for a player like Guven to make an impression on a captive audience in a setting where he'll get far more chances to shine than he has in some time.

Latvian sharpshooter Verners Kohs emerged as a prospect with a tremendous showing at the 2015 FIBA U18 European Championship where he averaged 14.4 points over just 20.5 minutes per game.  After signing with CAI Zaragoza in Spain and not playing particularly well in limited minutes for their second team in the Spanish Third Division, Kohs moved to Get Better Academy, a team in the Czech Second Division, where he averaged 13 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this season.  After a nice showing at least year's Eurocamp, as well as at the Catalyst Pro Day in Los Angeles last week, Kohs is a player scouts will have an eye out for here as he's spent the season in relative anonymity. Unlike most international prospects, Kohs isn't signed to any long-term contracts and has no buyout to deal with, making him a potential option as a two-way contract player to stash in the D-League next year.

 2018 NBA Draft and Beyond

A few of the most interesting prospects participating in the EuroCamp are not draft-eligible, as they are either too young, or didn't feel ready to put their names in just yet. That doesn't mean that NBA scouts won't be watching them, though.

Perhaps the EuroCamp's greatest value in 2017 lies in getting an early read on promising young players who are just on the verge of becoming important players at the professional level, something that holds true for both the NBA and European talent evaluators in attendance.

Some of the following 16 prospects have already established strong reputations for themselves, while others are lesser known. Unlike some years, there are no true unknowns among the players slated to attend.
Hans Vanwijn (Limburg United)
Luka Asceric (Lille)
Romaric Belemene (Manresa)
Tamir Blatt (Hapoel Tel Aviv)
Emanuel Cate (Sevilla)
Sergi Garcia (Zaragoza)
Karim Jallow (Bayern Munich)
Marcel Ponitka (Asseco)
Santiago Yusta (Obradoiro)
Cheick Faye (NBA Academy Africa)
Richard Freudenberg (St. John's)
Amar Gegic (Bayern Munich)
Eduards Hazners (VEF Riga)
Mario Ihring (Orlandina)
Yordan Minchev (Fenerbahce)
Abdoulaye N'doye (Cholet)
Louis Olinde (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Dmytro Skapintsev (Cherkasy)
Agasiy Tonoyan (Avtodor)
Goga Bitadze (Smederevo)
Isaac Bonga (Frankfurt Skyliners)
Dzanan Musa (Cedevita Zagreb)

The top two prospects in this year's Eurocamp are Dzanan Musa and Isaac Bonga, with Goga Bitadze not too far behind.  All three players are candidates to be international one-and-dones declaring for the NBA draft next season, the first year they will be old enough to do so.
Musa, who was 17 years old for most of the regular season, averaged an impressive 9.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game for Cedevita, seeing regular rotation minutes in EuroCup and Adriatic League play.  Among the most hyped international draft prospects in recent memory, Musa had a prolific, but less than efficient showing at the FIBA U18 European Championship, where he averaged 20.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game after a dominant showing at last summer's FIBA U17 World Championships.  A confident, aggressive scorer with instincts well beyond most players his age, Musa is a dynamic creator and shot-maker who will be tested against the talented group of prospects assembled here. NBA scouts love Musa's scoring instincts, but there are some question marks about how his average athleticism, hunched frame, and ball-dominant style of play will translate against better players. Make no mistake, though, Musa is one of the top prospects at this camp and might be watched more closely than any player in attendance.

Isaac Bonga spent much of the 2017 season with Frankfurt's second team in the German Third Division, where he averaged an impressive 10.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 4 assists per game amid appearances in the German First Division.  A 6'9 wing/point forward with a budding skill-set, a sky-high basketball IQ, a 7'0 wingspan, and tremendous versatility, Bonga is just scratching the surface on the player he'll be in the future.  Scouts will be keeping a close eye on his decision-making with the ball and ability to hit jump shots consistently.

Bitadze was a force in the Serbian Junior League for Mega Bemax this season after averaging a double-double at the 2016 FIBA U18 Division B European Championship for Georgia last summer.  Also seeing minutes in the Serbian First Division on loan with Smederevo amid standout showings at the adidas Next Generation Tournament, it has been an eventful year for the massive center.  It will be interesting to see how he handles himself in a high pressure setting like this against far more experienced competition. Bitadze has a very high skill-level for someone his size, regularly stepping outside and making 3-pointers, while also demonstrating an impressive feel as a passer and shot-blocker. A strong showing at the EuroCamp
Santiago Yusta will be among both the most seasoned and highly regarded prospects at this year's camp.  After spending a number of years with Real Madrid's junior team, Yusta saw regular rotation minutes with Obradoiro in the ACB the past two seasons.  Averaging 5 points and 2 rebounds per game this year, Yusta is a crafty slasher who needs to significantly improve as a jump shooter to take advantage of his fluidity and creativity off the dribble.  Having a clear edge in terms of experience over most of the players here, scouts will be looking for Yusta to standout with his maturity, but he'll have to show better potential as a perimeter shooter to hold their interest heading into next season.

Among draft eligible-age prospects, Louis Olinde of Bayern Munich and Abdoulaye D'Ndoye of Cholet are among the more intriguing prospects slated to be at this year's camp.  Olinde had a nice showing at the FIBA U18 European Championship for Germany in December and possesses a terrific physical profile for a small forward prospect.  The son of American-born Wilbert Olinde, who went to UCLA before embarking on a long career in Germany, Olinde isn't the most aggressive or polished combo forward at this stage, but shows some promising flashes and is worth monitoring as a long-term prospect.  
N'Doye, in contrast, is an over-sized point guard with a tremendous frame.  An excellent defender who likes to create for others offensively, he is fairly raw offensively, but could grow into a very interesting prospect given when he brings to the table as a multi-positional stopper.

Chieck Faye will earn the distinction of being the first player from the newly formed NBA Academies to play in the Eurocamp.  An intriguing physical specimen with great length and size, the Senegal native showed flashes of offensive ability at the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp at the NBA All-Star Game in February and will get a chance to show what kind of progress he's made in the NBA Academy since then. Faye reportedly doesn't have the grades to be a serious candidate to take the NCAA route like many future Academy will probably do, which makes a strong showing here at the EuroCamp imperative to improve his chances of landing either a job in Europe or a two-way contract from NBA decision makers. He certainly has quite a bit of potential to grow into as he demonstrated in New Orleans, making him an interesting prospect for both European GMs and NBA people to consider looking towards next season.

Karim Jallow is yet another fairly interesting German prospect attending this year's Eurocamp. Jallow had a strong year in the German Third Division, averaging 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game for Bayern Munich's second team.  An active, aggressive player who likes to compete, the evolution of Jallow's jump shot and offensive skill set are areas of interest as there's quite a bit to like about his physical tools and motor at the wing/combo forward position.

 2017 Eurocamp Overview

The EuroCamp will continue many of its key traditions this season bringing back many of the familiar faces who have made the camp what it has become. Maurizio Gherardini, the founder of EuroCamp and Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul general manager, returns once again as the camp director, after replacing Arturas Karnisovas a few years ago. Former NBA assistant coach Bill Bayno returns as coaching director as well.
For the fifth straight year, adidas has assembled a Team USA roster, but this year's event will feature two such teams both of which will play one game every day.  Building on what has become one of the highlights of the camp,  EuroCamp organizers have doubled down on their efforts to bring over top prep talents to showcase their talents in front of scouts in this highly competitive setting playing against numerous older professional players. Recent players of note to appear on the EuroCamp USA roster include Brandon Ingram, Thon Maker, Bam Adebayo, Frank Jackson, Rawle Alkins, Dennis Smith, and Jaylen Brown. The value of seeing young American prospects, such as Brown and Ingram, up close in addition to group of international players assembled is obviously significant for the NBA scouts in attendance.
Despite the tall order of assembling a group twice the size of the one they brought over last year, camp organizers outdid themselves this year.USA Select/The Path Players
Cameron Reddish9/1/1999 17.7 SF6'7"Westtown School '18
Romeo Langford10/25/1999 17.6 SG/SF6'6"New Albany HS '18
Nazreon Reid8/26/1999 17.7 PF6'9"Roselle Catholic HS '18
Darius Garland1/26/2000 17.3 PG6'0"Brentwood Academy '18
Javonte Smart6/3/1999 18.0 PG6'5"Scotlandville Magnet HS '18
Immanuel Quickley6/17/1999 17.9 PG6'3"The John Carroll School '18
Quentin Grimes5/8/2000 17.0 PG/SG6'4"The Woodlands College Park HS '18
E.J. Montgomery9/12/1999 17.7 SF/PF6'9"Joseph Wheeler HS '18
Jordan Brown12/4/1999 17.5 PF6'11"Woodcreek HS '18
Jahvon Quinerly11/25/1998 18.5 PG6'1"Hudson Catholic Regional HS '18
Luguentz Dort4/19/1999 18.1 SG6'5"Arlington Coutnry Day '18
Reginald Perry3/21/2000 17.2 C6'8"Thomasville HS '18
David McCormack7/2/1999 17.9 C6'10"Norfolk Academy '18
Nassir Little2/11/2000 17.3 SF6'6"Oakleaf HS '18
Joe Wieskamp  SF6'4"Muscatine HS '18
Joey Hauser  PF6'6"Stevens Point Area HS '18
Courtney Ramey  PG5'11"Webster Groves HS '18
Jules Bernard1/21/2000 17.3 SG6'6"Windward '18
David Duke10/13/1999 17.6 SG6'3"Cushing Academy '18
Brock Cunningham  PF6'8"Westlake HS '18

This group would feature four of the top five players in the high school class of 2018 if Zion Williamson, who will still attend the event for the cultural experience, weren't sidelined with an injury. Cameron Reddish, Romeo Langford, and Jordan Brown highlight an outstanding group that includes 11 of the top-18 ranked players in the country, along with some of the adidas Gauntlet's most productive players. Featuring arguably the top four point guards in the country in the class of 2018 in Darius Garland, Immanuel Quickley, Quentin Grimes, and Ja'Vonte Smart, imposing top-15 big men in Nazreon Reid and E.J. Montgomery, and skilled top-50 caliber wings like Joe Wieskamp, Joey Hauser, and Nassir Little, it is difficult to understate just how impressive this group is on paper.  In a down year for international prospects, event organizers have more than picked up the slack with this group from the USA, which figures to give NBA General Managers an unprecedented early look at a number of potential lottery or first round picks for the 2019 NBA Draft and beyond.  
It's interesting to note that this EuroCamp USA Select team is the first place NBA scouts got to watch the likes of Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, Thon Maker, Isaiah Thomas and Dennis Smith.Next Generation Game
Adidas has also once again assembled a Next Generation roster for this year's EuroCamp. Continuing the tradition started in 2013, this group will be composed of many of the top prospects in Europe under the age of 16. Showcasing their skills in a single two hour session that will also include a full court game, the players invited will offer NBA and European scouts a glimpse of what the future holds. The Next Generation game has become a highlight of the event, especially due to the difficulties associated with assembling a large number of international players who will be picked in the coming draft. This is the first place NBA scouts got to watch the likes of Dragan Bender, Isaiah Hartenstein and Rodions Kurucs, as well as current camp invitees like Dzanan Musa, Arnoldas Kulboka, Richard Freudenberg and others.adidas NEXT GENERATION Players
Santi Aldama1/10/2001 16.4 SF6'6"SpainCIBA
Hector Alderete3/6/2002 15.2 SG6'8"SpainEstudiantes
Marko Andric  C6'0"SerbiaBC Banjika
Kay Bruhnke7/13/2001 15.9 SG6'4"GermanyBamberg
Leonardo Colimerio  SG6'5"BrazilSao Jose
Tom Digbeu9/24/2001 15.7 SF6'4"SpainBarcelona
Tristan Enaruna6/26/2001 15.9 SF6'6"NetherlandsCBA Apollo
Lorenzo Guerrieri4/18/2002 15.1 C6'8"ItalyBarcelona
Killian Hayes7/27/2001 15.8 SG6'4"FranceCholet
Modestas Kancleris6/1/2001 16.0 PG6'6"LithuaniaSabonis BS
Dimitrios Karaiskos  PF6'9"GreecePromitheas Patras
Kristaps Kilps3/20/2001 16.2 SG6'3"LatviaSS Spars
Mihalo Musikic  PF6'9"SerbiaSloga
Mario Nakic6/14/2001 15.9 SF6'6"SerbiaReal Madrid
Luka Paunovic  SG6'4"SerbiaBanjca
Athanasios Ragias4/1/2001 16.1 SG6'4"GreeceIkaros Kallitheas
Matej Rudan3/21/2001 16.2 SF6'4"CroatiaCibona
Aris Sotiriou  SF/PF6'7"GreeceAC Doukas
Luc Van Slooten4/17/2002 15.1 SF6'6"GermanyRasta Vechta
Pavel Zakharov5/3/2001 16.0 C6'8"RussiaZenit SPB
Additional Teams in Attendance

As has historically been the case, the EuroCamp will include a few additional teams attending as a way to prepare for FIBA Competition this summer. This year, the U-20 Slovenian National Team will be attending for the first time.U20 Slovenian National Team

Still narrowing down its roster from the 20 players initially invited to participate in the selection process, this team could feature two well known prospects in Vlatko Cancar and Blaz Mesicek.  Mesicek split the 2017 season between his local club, Olimpija Ljubljana, and Italian First Division club Brindisi.  Turning in a strong showing against Slovenian League competition but not faring quite as well in the Adriatic League, EuroCup, or Italian League, the young, athletic guard already averaged 16.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game at the 2015 FIBA U20 European Championship and coud be in line for a spot on Slovenia's senior national team making his status for the Eurocamp unclear.  
The same can be said for Vlatko Cancar who is still in-season with Mega Bemax. Mega has always shown a willingness to allow its prospects to seize opportunities like this, but after averaging 13.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists at last year's FIBA U20 European Championship, it remains to be seen if Cancar will be a part of this year's group, especially since he already saw minutes with the senior national team in last summer's Eurobasket Qualifying round.  
Cancar and Mesicek would be a major boost for this event as the Slovenian U20 team lacks a degree of star power outside with each player far and away the best talent of their generation.
The inclusion of 1999-born Jurij Macura on Slovenia's preliminary roster is notable as well.  Macura had an excellent showing for Baskonia's U18 team in the Spanish Junior Club Championship averaging 18.3 points and 14 rebounds per game.  The 6'8 forward's last FIBA experince came all the way back in 2014.Working Schedule
9:00am Stations- NBA Offense & Defensive Concepts
9:45am Team Practice / Scrimmage
11:00am Team 2 vs Team 3  (4 X 10min Running Time)
1:00pm SLOVENIA U-20 vs US Select Team  (REGULAR TIME)

EVENING SESSION:  Games on Main Court

3:30pm Team 1 vs Team 4 (4 X 10min Running Time)
5:00pm All Star Team vs The Path Team  (REGULAR TIME)

9:15am Transition Offense & Defense
10:30am Team Practice/Scrimmage
11:45-12:15 Guest Speaker - Andrei Kirilenko
12:45pm SLOVENIA U-20 vs The Path Team (REGULAR TIME)

EVENING SESSION:  Games on Main Court

3:00pm Next Gen Team 1 vs Next Gen Team 2  (Main Court - REGULAR TIME)
5:30pm All Star Team vs US Select Team  (REGULAR TIME)

9:45am Team Practice/Scrimmage
10:15am Shooting Competitions
12:30pm US Select Team  vs The Path Team (REGULAR TIME)

EVENING SESSION:  Games on Main Court

3:00pm Team 1 vs  Team 3 (4 X 10min running time)
4:00pm Team 2 vs Team 4 (4 X 10min running time)
5:30pm All Star Team vs SLOVENIA U-20 (REGULAR TIME)

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