Daniil Barysevich (‘01) - 6’5, SG/SF, BELARUS
Strong and compact, solid body frame. Slasher, loves to pull up after couple of dribbles. Makes plays for his teammates attacking the basket, looks inside for the big man. Questionable outside shooting in Oradea. Plays with good motor and aggressiveness on both ends of the floor, takes pride in playing defense. Excellent rebounder, crashes the boards hard. Averaged 18.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.9 steals.
Kiryl Tsetserukou (‘01) - 6’7, C, BELARUS
Undersized big man that plays with a lot of energy and toughness, great motor. Has an average physical and athletic profile. Really active on the glass on both ends of the floor, gets lot of second chances points. Crafty player inside, finds ways to score around the rim but doesn’t have great skillset. Can put the ball on the floor to attack on a straight line. Needs to improve his shooting. Averaged 18.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 2 blocks.
Aleksandar Stoimenov (’01) - 6’6, SG/SF, BULGARIA
Big wing who had a breakout tournament. Physical, willing to use his body. Loves to handle the ball and play the P&R. Creative, has good vision. Soft touch to score at the basket. Can naturally pull up from beyond the arc, but shot selection can be an issue. Good passer, can pass off the dribble. Averaged 13.8 points, 2.1 assists.
Emil Stoilov (‘02) - 6’11, C BULGARIA
Big and long, huge presence. Runs the floor well. An average athlete at best, lacks elite explosiveness. Solid touch, can finish with both hands around the rim. Post up player, tough to contrast his release inside. Shoots very few jumpers now, and he’s a below average free throw shooter. Just an okay rebounder for his size; doesn’t have great motor and doesn’t like to play through contacts. Struggles against stronger bodies. Averaged 11.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists.
David Bohm (‘01) - 6’8, PF, CZECH REPUBLIC
Named in the All-Tournament Team. Stretch forward with very good scoring range. Nice frame. Below average athlete, lacks explosiveness and quickness to play the 3 spot. Smart, good instincts and IQ. Can make some plays for others attacking the closeout. Can attack on the move. Poor finisher, doesn’t deal well with contacts, needs to improve his body. Very good shooter but shot selection can be a probel. Averaged 13.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.9 steals.
Ondrej Hanzlik (‘02) - 6’6, SF, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sized wing with some more room to grow. Good athlete with promising frame. Doesn’t like contacts, tends to shy away from them. Needs to get tougher. Elite shooter with quick release off the catch. Tends to settle on jumpers though, doesn’t attack the rim enough. Not allowed to handle much. Solid defender, plays with good attitude. Averaged 12.4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.8 steals.
Kerr Kriisa (‘01) - 6’2, PG, ESTONIA
Combo guard with high basketball IQ. Understands the game, plays under control. Moves the ball and keeps teammates involved. Good overall athlete who can change speed easily. Not much of a scorer at the rim, settles on jumpers. Natural pulling up off the dribble, has deep range. Good P&R player, has excellent pace and fundamentals. Plays with good motor on defense. Averaged 14 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.7 steals.
Rati Andronikashvili (‘01) - 6’4, PG, GEORGIA
Skinny, long and quick point guard. Lacks some strength, late bloomer physically. Really aggressive and with great feeling for the game, but take lot of risks and is turnover prone. Makes plays at high speed. Attacks the basket with both hands, finds angles at the rim, good touch. Questionable three-point shooting and bad shot selection. Poor overall attitude and body language. Doesn’t play hard on defense. Averaged 17.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals.
Vincent Laszlo Valerio-Bodon (‘01) - 6’8, SF, HUNGARY
One of the most intriguing player in the tournament. Great size and length, promising frame. Good overall athlete, fluid and quick. Plays like a guard. Loves to push the ball in transition. Plays lot of P&R with solid results. Finishes at the rim with both hands, deals well with contacts, finds angles to score in the crowded paint. Can hit some spot up shots but needs to improve his jumper and be more consistent with it. Under control, plays within his limits. Averaged 15.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.5 blocks.
Noam Shimon Dovrat (‘02) - 6’5, SG, ISRAEL
Named MVP of the tournament. Averaged 16.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.3 steals. Wing with good size. Solid athlete, quick and tough. High basketball IQ, plays within the flow of the game and under control. Very good shooter, mainly off the catch but can pull up. Can using both hands, not a great finisher at the rim though and misses a mid-range game. Aggressive defensively, attacks the ball, sometimes he’s out of position.
Dori Sahar (‘01) - 6’4, SG, ISRAEL
Tough lefty wing. An average overall athlete. Really aggressive and physical, plays with great motor. Still plays under control. Strong slasher, particularly with his left hand. Finishes hard at the rim, can finish through contacts. Crashes the boards really hard. Needs to improve his outside shooting which is still inconsistent. Plays really hard on defense and has very good lateral quickness. Can guard multiple positions. Averaged 13 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals.
Andrej Jakimovski (‘01) - 6’7, SF/PF, NORTH MACEDONIA
Named in the All-Tournament Team. One of the most talented offensive players in Oradea. Has a nice frame. Average athlete, lacks some explosiveness but is fluid and smooth in everything he does. Needs the ball to be productive. Great ball-handling skills for his position. Loves to push the ball in transition. Has elite touch and consistent jumper, can score from anywhere on the court. Soft touch in his floater too. Very good passer, can play the P&R and pass over the defense. Excellent rebounder thanks to his motor and positioning. Sometimes he sets for bad shots. Some athletic limitations to defend on the perimeter. Averaged 18.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals.
Mateusz Kaszowski (‘01) - 6’1, PG, POLAND
Named in the All-Tournament Team. Tiny and quick point guard. Plays with great motor and personality, runs the offense extremely well. High basketball IQ and knowledge of the game. Aggressive, always on the move. Changes speed very well. Elite passer, sees the whole court, can pass with both hands. Poor finisher because of his size and inability to score through contact. Scores mainly with his jumper, natural pull up shooter. Has deep range. Very aggressive defensively and has great instincts. Averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 assists, 1.9 steals.
Pelle Larsson (‘01) - 6’4, SG, SWEDEN
Named in the All-Tournament Team. Plays all three backcourt spots for his team. Great body frame and excellent athlete. Explosive: makes plays off the dribble, changes speed easily, beats his man and scores strong at the basket. Can finish above the rim with ease. Scores through contacts. Can easily get into the paint and make plays for his teammates. Has some solid mid-range game. Motor and athletic plays on defense. He’ll need to put major focus into improving his outside shot. Averaged 15.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.5 assist, 1.9 steals and 1.8 blocks.
Maksym Shulga (’02) - 6’3, SG, UKRAINE
Crafty guard who can play both on and off the ball. Solid frame. Not a great athlete but solid enough. High basketball IQ, understands the game, moves well on the court. Tough, fearless. Attacks the rim with both hands and finishes through contacts. Very good using fakes, screens and hesitations to create space. Good shooter off the catch, efficient from beyond the arc. Proper feel on the P&R, knows where his teammates are all the time. Averaged 13.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2 steals.
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