Clyde_Style wrote: Capn'O wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:Lithuanian basketball powerhouse site basketnews.lt, ranked top 10 most promising Lithuanians, and predictably, Rokas Jokubaitis was ranked number 1. Number two was Ä„Å¾uolas Tubelis from Arizona university, and third was Deividas Dirvydis from Detroit Pistons. which is kinda sad, cuase hes a scrub, but whatever.
I think Rokas so far has surpassed the most optimistic expectations as a Barcelona player. He stepped up big after star PG Nick Calathes got injured, and already looks like a strong member and one of the key members on a top 3 team in all of Europe.
Oooooh, the much coveted UcanUwill Euro blessing. I'm officially excited
A solid euro PG would do wonders for this franchise. I can even live with them being a weak defender as long as they can run a team.
He is kinda a combo guard right now, which could be seen as a flaw, not exactly floor general to be full on PG, but not a scorer or shooter to be a shooting guard. Dont get me wrong, he has a long way to go to be an NBA player IMO, but he is one of the best young players in Europe. For the last few seasons, I didnt really saw NBA skill in him, some young players can be role players in europe, but you can still clearly see skills that are NBA material and are above Euro level, with Rokas, I havemt seen that for the longest time, but he is getting there. His mindset is very strong, very few players in all of Europe take on slashes and drives that he takes on, he lives on on opportunities to blow by defenses and finish at the rim, which is almost a rarity at Euroleague level. When I see that, I start seeing the player who might outgrow Euro level one day, and not be stuck in in.