Despite coming off a pretty strong season in the French league with Pau Orthez, Fernando Raposo
had an up and down performance at this years Eurocamp. While his physical tools are clearly excellent for European basketballhe shows strong athleticism to go along with good size and a nice frameRaposo looks like a fairly raw prospect at this juncture, which isnt a shock considering that hes just 19 years old. Raposo makes most of his impact around the paint, where his quickness and leaping ability allow him to make plays on occasion, particularly on the offensive glass. His skill-level is very underdeveloped offensively, though, as he has little to no footwork and is a poor shooter once he steps outside the paint. Defensively he has good potential but seems to rely too much on his instincts, not looking like someone who possesses a great deal of experience at this juncture, which is exactly the case. Raposo is probably a long-term prospect who teams may need to look at in two years when he becomes draft-eligible, depending on how he progresses, particularly in terms of developing his frail frame.