Press Releaseadidas' NBA Pre-Draft Camp to Take Place June 10-12 in Treviso, Italy, Marks Tenth Anniversary
PORTLAND , Ore. / HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (June 4, 2012) adidas today announced the final player roster for adidas EUROCAMP, where the top international basketball players train in the only officially sanctioned pre-NBA Draft camp outside of the United States.
Taking place in Treviso, Italy June 10-12, the camp brings together the best up-and-coming international basketball talent and offers a platform for them to connect with former and current NBA coaches and players.
As I look back at my road to the NBA, I really appreciate the opportunity I had at Eurocamp to showcase my talent to NBA executives and the basketball community, said Serge Ibaka
, Oklahoma City Thunder forward-center and 2008 EUROCAMP participant. As basketball's popularity continues to grow worldwide, the talent at adidas EUROCAMP gets better every year and it's a great place for teams as they prepare for the NBA draft.
More than 45 early entries and draft-eligible participants will play in adidas EUROCAMP 2012 including projected 2012 NBA Draft picks Evan Fournier
(France) and Tomas Satoransky
(Czech Republic). Former adidas EUROCAMP participants include 56 NBA Draft picks and more than 75 NBA players including Danilo Gallinari
(Denver Nuggets), Nicolas Batum
(Portland Trail Blazers) and Andrea Bargnani
(Toronto Raptors). Nearly 20 former EUROCAMP participants currently hold NBA contracts and more than 60 currently play Euroleague basketball.
adidas EUROCAMP is celebrating its tenth anniversary this June with the top international basketball talent in the world, said Lawrence Norman, adidas vice president of Global Basketball. International players continue to impact the NBA as the game of basketball grows every year and we are proud to work with the next wave of international prospects.
Special guests at this year's camp will include three-time NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Kevin McHale
, Danilo Gallinari
, Nic Batum and former college standout and long-time European professional Trajan Langdon
. The Under-20 Men's Basketball National Teams from Russia, France and Australia will also participate.
In 2011, adidas EUROCAMP participants included three top 2011 NBA Draft picks including Jonas Valanciunas
of Lithuania (5th overall/Toronto Raptors), Jan Vesely
of the Czech Republic (6th overall/Washington Wizards) and Bismack Biyombo
of the Republic of Congo (7th overall/Sacramento Kings - traded to Charlotte Bobcats).
adidas EUROCAMP welcomes Houston Rockets director of scouting Artūras Karniovas as the new camp director and Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Bill Bayno as the new coaching director.
adidas EUROCAMP will be held at La Ghirada Sports Complex - SportCity in Treviso, Italy.
For more information please visit www.adidaseurocamp.com
. 2012 adidas EUROCAMP Early Entry and Draft Eligible Participants
NAME HEIGHT POSITION HOME COUNTRY TEAMAndrew Albicy
5'10 Point Guard France GRAVELINESBoris Barac
6'9 Power Forward Croatia SIROKI TT
Jonas Bergstedt 6'11 Center Denmark TORRELODONES MADRIDNemanja Besovic
7'3 Center Serbia PARTIZAN
Jaka Blazic 6'4 Guard Slovenia UNION OLIMPIJA LUBLIJANABogdan Bogdanovic
6'6 Shooting Guard Serbia PARTIZANDusan Cantekin
7'2 Center Turkey MEGA VIZURAOlek Czyz
6'7 Forward Poland NEVADADaniel Diez
6'8 Power Forward Spain REAL MADRID IINihad Djedovic
6'6 Shooting Guard/Small Forward Bosnia GALATASARAYBojan Dubljevic
6'9 Power Forward Montenegro BUDUCNOSTJaime Fernandez
6'2 Point Guard Spain ASEFA ESTUDIANTESEvan Fournier
6'7 Shooting Guard France POITIERSJosep Franch
6'3 Point Guard Spain MURCIARudy Gobert
6'11 Power Forward/ Center France CHOLETNikola Ivanovic
6'2 Point Guard Montenegro BUDUCNOST
Nemanja Jaramaz 6'5 Forward Serbia MEGA VIZURADavid Jelinek
6'5 Shooting Guard Czech Republic JUVENTUT BADALONAIlkan Karaman
6'9 Small Forward Turkey KARSIYAKAMaxi Kleber
6'5 Forward Germany S. OLIVER BASKETS
Artem Klimenko 7'0 Center Russia AVTODORLouis Labeyrie
6'10 Power Forward/Center France HYERES-TOULONChristophe Leonard
6'7 Small Forward France LE HAVREOleksandr Lypovyy
6'7 Small Forward Ukraine BC DONETSKMichal Michalak
6'5 Guard Poland LKS LODZNenad Miljenovic
6'11 Center Serbia MEGA VIZURARiccardo Moraschini
6'5 Shooting Guard Italy VIRTUS BOLOGNAKyryl Natyazhko
6'11 Center Ukraine ARIZONADevon Van Oostrum
6'2 Point Guard England CAJA LABORALKostantinos Papanikolaou
6'9 Small Forward Greece OLYMPIACOSMateusz Ponitka
6'5 Shooting Guard Poland PROKOM SOPOTArtem Pustovy
7'1 Center Ukraine KHIMIKKlemen Prepelic
6'3 Point Guard Slovenia HELIOSBogdon Radosavljevic
6'11 Center Serbia Germany BAYERN MUNCHENDovydas Redikas
6'4 Point Guard Lithuania LIETUVOS RYTASSasu Salin
6'3 Point/Shooting Guard Finland UNION OLIMPIJA LUBLIJANASertac Sanli
7'0 Power Forward/Center Turkey GALATASARAY
Zisis Sarikopoulos 7'0 Center Greece PANIONIOSTomas Satoransky
6'7 Point/Shooting Guard Czech Republic CAJASOLTornike Shengelia
6'9 Power Forward Georgia CHARLEROI
Axel Toupane 6'7 Small Forward France STRASBOURGIzzet Turkyilmaz
7'0 Center Turkey BANVITEdgaras Ulanovas
6'6 Small Forward Lithuania BALTAI KAUNASMaik Zirbes
6'10 Center Germany TRIERTomislav Zubcic
6'10 Power Forward Croatia CIBONAAbout adidas Basketball
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