Kristian Sjolund, 6'9, Tompkins High School, Norway/USA, 1999
Outlook: Sjolund sat out much of the camp with a foot injury. When he did step on the court, he showed much of the talent we were able to see at the BWB Europe, which is already earning him significant recruiting attention from a few top-flight NCAA programs. Sjolund continues to grow and is now 6'8 without shoes with a 6'10 wingspan, giving him ample size to play the 4 in college if that's what's asked of him.
His skill-set is that of a 3, though, as he has a very smooth shooting stroke both with his feet set and off the dribble that continues to improve. He's also a very fluid athlete with impressive explosiveness. He makes the extra pass and has a solid feel for the game, even if his ball-handling skills remain a work in progress.
Sjolund's body remains weak at just 182 pounds, but he has a frame that suggests he will fill out in time. He is a tough and competitive kid despite his lack of strength and somewhat shy demeanor, and it remains bewildering that he's considered such a lowly regarded recruit by most scouting services here in the US. That will likely change at some point, as soon as he gets a little more exposure. His bloodlines are good and he looks to be making solid progress with his game based on the little we could see when he stepped on the court despite his injury (he couldn't help himself he said).