adidas Eurocamp Announces 2015 Player Roster
In its thirteenth year, adidas EUROCAMP provides a global stage for the top international prospects to practice, compete and interview with NBA teams and other professional leagues leading up to the NBA Draft. Players will also attend clinics and learn from current and former NBA coaches and players including Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), Theodoros Papaloukas (Euroleague star), Nick Nurse (Toronto Raptors) and Mike Longabardi (Phoenix Suns).
"adidas EUROCAMP will be incredible this year," said Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves and former Euroleague Champion with FC Barcelona. "Young players from all over the world have the opportunity to get discovered and develop their skills."
More than 40 early entries and NBA Draft-eligible participants, including projected 2015 NBA Draft picks George de Paula (Brazil), Daniel Diez (Spain), Alpha Kaba (France) and Nikola Radicevic (Serbia) will participate in adidas EUROCAMP 2015.
Over the last 13 years, adidas EUROCAMP has produced over 90 players who have played or are currently playing in the NBA or Euroleague. Some notable international players who have attended adidas EUROCAMP include Danilo Gallinari (Denver Nuggets), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder), Andrea Bargnani (New York Knicks), Marco Belinelli (San Antonio Spurs), Nicolas Batum (Portland Trail Blazers) and Goran Dragic (Miami Heat).
EUROCAMP 2014 featured three participants taken in the 2014 NBA Draft including Vasilije Micic of Serbia (No. 52/Philadelphia 76ers), Nemanja Dangubic of Serbia (No. 54/San Antonio Spurs) and Louis Labeyrie of France (No.57/Indiana Pacers).
Maurizio Gherardini, the founder of EUROCAMP and Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul general manager, returns as the camp director. Former NBA assistant coach Bill Bayno returns as coaching director for the third year.
Teams participating this year include the under-18 adidas USA Select, the France under-20 men's national team, the Greece under-19 men's national team and the Benetton Basket under-17 men's team. For the third time, adidas EUROCAMP Next Generation, an elite program to enhance both on-court and life skills, joins the event and features the top under-16 European players.
adidas EUROCAMP will be held at La Ghirada Sports Complex "SportCity" in Treviso, Italy.
Player photos from adidas EUROCAMP will be posted each day and available for download at http://news.adidas.com/GLOBAL/PERFORMANCE/BASKETBALL. Follow the conversation on Twitter with #adidasEurocamp and @adidasEurocamp.
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