Kiryl Tsetserukou (‘01), 6’7, PF/C, Belarus
Averaged 12.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks per game in Sofia. Reactive and with solid mobility for an inside player, has rebounding instincts even outside his zone. Lacks significant range on both ends of the court but shows some good play from the high post, putting the ball on the floor and passing.
Haris Bratanovic (‘01), 6’10, C, Belgium
Massive center who was hard to guard at this level of competition, averaged 13.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. Quick feet for his size, fluid. Works in the low post and has high-level skillset, can easily score with both hands and pass out of the low post. Played mainly inside in Sofia, but also shot 4/10 from beyond the arc, showing the ability to stretch the floor if asked to.
Konstantin Kostadinov (‘03), 6’8, PF/C, Bulgaria
Second youngest player in the tournament, averaged 7.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1 steal and 1.9 blocks per game. Has a quite strong body for his age. Moves well on the court, has good instincts to play both back and face to the basket. Physical player with good motor, goes to work in the low post and has soft touch around the rim. Still slow an unorthodox shot, but has range as far as from beyond the arc.
Emil Stoilov (‘02), 6’10, PF/C, Bulgaria
Raw and with very undeveloped body, still growing into it and not fully comfortable using it. Impressive frame and mobility for his age. Comfortable playing face to the basket and putting the ball on the floor, shows potential as a perimeter big man. Still not much physical inside, not used to play through contact.
David Bohm (‘01), 6’8, SF, Czech Republic
Forward with nice frame, has physical upside. Perimeter oriented player, good shooter off the catch but his shot wasn’t falling in Sofia, ended with just 29.4% from the field. Attacks the closeout and likes to handle the ball, can create if he has enough space. Solid mid-range scorer. Averaged 10.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.9 steals.
Rati Andronikashvili (‘01), 6’3, PG, Georgia
Named in the All-Tournament Team, averaged 13 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.8 steals per game, scoring the basket which gave Georgia the 3rd spot. Tall and long point guard, emotional leader for Georgia, floor general with good vision and great motor. Good ball-handler, always aggressive with the ball, has a quick change of pace off the dribble. P&R player, attacks the switch. Can beat his man and score off isolations. He’ll need to improve his jump shot.
Mate Okros (‘01) 6’5, SF, Great Britain
Named in the All-Tournament Team, averaged 17.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals, shooting 38.9% from three and 64.1% from inside the arc. Long wing with high physical potential. Excellent shooter off the catch with quick and compact release. Strong first step, can easily make plays attacking the closeout. Uses his length effectively on defense.
Dimitrios Karaiskos (‘01), 6’10, C, Greece
Massive center with strong and mature body. Averaged 7.1 points, 5 rebounds and two blocks per game in just 17.9 minutes on the court. Quick for his size, moves well without the ball, fluid cutter who can easily catch and finish close to the basket. Sets good screens and he’s a good P&R player. Defensive potential is intriguing.
Nikolaos Rogkavopoulos (‘01), 6’8, SF, Greece
Named MVP in a tournament which Greece mostly dominated. Averaged 18 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 44.1% from three. Tall, fluid and quite explosive; frame has big potential despite being still undeveloped. Extremely natural and shifty with the ball, can easily change direction and find angles to finish inside, takes quick decisions. Loves to push the ball in transition. Impressive instincts as a passer, can easily pass off the dribble. Shooting form is not textbook but quick, he’s comfortable in shooting off the dribble and coming out of a P&R.
Veigar Hlynsson (‘01), 6’3, PG/SG, Iceland
Averaged 19.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Atypical player, able to play all perimeter positions for his team, sometimes was the tallest player on the court in almost non-positional lineups. Has good ball-handling and vision, he’s able to attack the basket and find his teammates on the perimeter. Still not a reliable shooter.
Andrej Jakimovski (‘01), 6’6, SF/PF, Macedonia
Played both forward spots and was the top scorer for Macedonia, averaged 14.1 points, 7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals. Has a promising frame which is still developing. Takes lot of threes, slow motion but he’s effective off the catch. Natural attacking the closeout to either finish inside or pull up after couple of dribbles. Doesn’t have much of a back to the basket game.
Rienk Mast (‘01), 6’8, PF/C, Netherlands
Named in the All-Tournament Team. Averaged 11.9 points, 10.1 rebounds (4 on the offensive end) and 1.4 assists per game. Solid frame, good footwork, fluid but not a leaper. High IQ player, good spacing and positioning, takes good decisions with the ball. Very skilled, can play inside and out, scores around both shoulders in the low post. Passes well from the high post and top of the key. Shooter off the catch with natural range from beyond the arc, efficient P&P player. Still in between the two frontcourt positions.
Tristan Enaruna (‘01), 6’8, SF, Netherlands
Named in the All-Tournament Team. Averaged 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, but shooting only 34.5% from the field. Impressive size, length and explosiveness, can easily play above the rim in the halfcourt. Natural with the ball in his hands, attacks and change direction, shows body control to finish, from time to time can pull up for a shot. Has soft touch from mid and short range. Still slow and unorthodox shooting mechanics, but has shooting range off the catch. Feel for the game still average, and not always aggressive on the court.
Jakub Ulczynski (‘02), 6’6, PF, Poland
A quick forward with strong first step and strong body. Powerful slasher, always aggressive in the halfcourt, showed to be able to attack and finish with both hands. Loves to push the ball in transition, quick covering the full court. Plays hard, doesn’t give up on a play. Outside shot needs some work.
Matus Sedlak (‘02), 6’9, PF/C, Slovak Republic
Played only a total 63 minutes over 7 games in the tournament, but showed some intriguing potential when was put on the court. Still raw. Average instincts for the game, some issue with positioning. Promising frame, still undeveloped but with length and size. Played mainly inside during the tournament, but looked fluid and natural in putting the ball on the floor and attacking from the perimeter.
Ihor Serheiev (‘01), 6’9, C, Ukraine
Averaged 10.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game, finishing as the leading shot-blocker in Sofia. Very good frame which will fill up nicely. Mobile, fluid for his size, runs the court, can easily catch and finish inside. Solid touch around the rim but mostly right hand dominant. Uses well his pivot foot to score in the low post, even though always tends to go to his strong hand.
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