Kay Bruhnke had a solid showing at the Next Generation portion of this year's Eurocamp. Standing 6'7.25 in shoes with a 6'8 wingspan and 200-pound frame, the 15 year old Germany wing got hurt yesterday in a big collision that earned him a black eye, but showed impressive versatility on the offensive end playing on and off the ball, making shots from the perimeter, and moving the ball intellegently in the half court. Averaging 20.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 4 assists per game for Regnitztal Baskets in the JBBL and standing out in a number of junior events with Brose Baskets Bamberg's junior teams, Bruhnke ranks among the most intruiging young players in Germany at the moment. He looked quite a bit more comfortable here in Treviso than he did at the Jordan Brand International Game, a promising sign for his future.
Kay Bruhnke, Germany, 6-6 SF, 2001
2001-born Bruhnke didn't have a monster tournament by any stretch (11.0 PER) but the 6' 6 wing who recently turned 15 in July showed enough flashes to solidify himself as one of the top prospects on the German team. Bruhnke has very good size for a wing along with good length, a developable frame and above average athleticism. He's super fluid in transition and can finish above the rim in space. Bruhnke also shows a nice foundational skill set as he's a capable spot shooter (despite a somewhat low release point with the ball coming off the side of his hand at times) and can play out of ball screens quite comfortably as well. He made an effort to change speeds and directions at times, mixed in a few Eurosteps and played with a level of confidence rare for his age. The German wing has the tools to be an adequate defender and the budding offensive game to turn in a strong tournament in 2017 as he continues to develop as a prospect.