getrichordie wrote: a-French-Fan wrote:
If I were you I would keep an eye on Matthew Strazel (ASVEL, France, Jeep Elite and Euroleague)
Plus: He had minutes at 17 in Euroleague in a 4 PGs rotation and really used well that time on the floor. He can shoot and I like his energy for defense.
Next season, there will be 3 PG and no more 4 in ASVEL roster (out Malédon and Taylor), so more opportunities.
Minus: welcome Norris Cole, and the other PG is still Antoine Diot (former Parker's substitute for France national team, injuried the most time of his career, but not last year and a pretty good Euroleague player when not injuried). So maybe not so much minutes to get
He is maybe more made for Euroleague than NBA.
Whatever, seen how this guy surprised every body last year, everything may happen with him
He's on my list in my full big board. I actually have a section called "keeping an eye on:"
So, add Victor Wembanyama, 2023 1st pick
He is only 16, but I let you watch some youtube videos you will understand. How such a tall teen may move and run like this?!!! Just watch and you gonna understand ^^
I know I am very high on french prospects and actual french NBA players, but understand me:
1st: I am French
2nd: 20 years ago we had Parker as PG prospect, now we have Malédon, Hayes, Ntilikina, Okobo, even Strazel maybe. For PG I feel we could be like Spain who had Calderon, Rodriguez, Llull and Rubio at the same time!
SG: we have to wait 2 or 3 years for Ayayi, Mokoka, N'Doye ... or Hayes and Okobo would play as SG. However Fournier will still be here for 2024.
SF: Doumbouya may be a freak and Hoard could surprise you
PF: if depends if Killian Tillie stays an injury prone, but you have Yves Pons too, Yabusele may show his real potential in euroleague next year ... And our real deal: Victor Wembanyama (born in 2004)
C: potential shows up later, but Gobert still will be here in 2024, and Poirier ans Lessort too, if no one is coming next 4 years, it doesn't really matter.
The 2022 draft could be interesting for France too, but too early to tell you "keep an eye on him or him". And believe me, I did not talk about of all our prospects.