ManualRam wrote:the next alexis ajinca?
Should've put an asterisk next to "europe" by excluding France. Good point.
France disposes over the least advanced basketball platform amongst the main countries, but then again, euro athletes are mainly derived from that country exclusively. The other source is naturalized Spaniards.
Other than that, Milicic and Aleksandrov (what.a.talent. crushed by injures early on) are the only physical freaks out of europe i can think of. I guess Radmanovic and P. Gasol were fairly athletic, but not freaks.
I'm french but to me the best euro-athlete is Jan Vesely, and he's Czech not French
There are a lot of good athletes in Russia too (Kirilenko, Khryapa, Monya, Mozgov...), Great Britain (Deng, Pops), North-East Europe (Lithuania, Poland, Germany).
The main athletic prospect in Europe is Clint Ndumba Capella from Switzerland, a big forward (6'9, 1994) with terrific frame and mobility, but really raw basketball skills
A lot of athletic prospects are emerging in Europe, you're right France is by far the best country in this domain, but this is not the only country