Tor still He has not announced if he will appear in the next draft of the NBA (although everything indicates that yes), but the name of Usman Garuba is already in many reviews about the rookie giveaway that It will be held on July 29. A draft in which the name of the Azuqueca de Henares player Aim very high, as shown by some of the latest predictions made by some of the best young player analysts in America.

. He looks like a clone of former NBA defender Luc Mbah a Moute. In the modern NBA it’s a combo forward or maybe the draft of an open four.

The name of the Real Madrid player appears already touching the top 10 in the mock draft made by NBC, which places the Spanish player as number 11 chosen by the San Antonio Spurs. “Garuba is an intriguing European project. He looks like a clone of former NBA defender Luc Mbah a Moute. In the modern NBA he’s like a combo forward or maybe an open four project. He has a solid shot from the perimeter and moves. well without the ball. San Antonio has always studied the European market and they already have a report on Garuba, “says the information from the US media.

One of the most prestigious pages when it comes to making predictions about the draft is NBAdraft. In it the Best Young Player both of the Endesa League as of the Euroleague appears in the No. 15 as Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets pick. While other pages like ESPN they place you in the number 17 heading to Houston or in the No. 19 as the New York Knicks pick, just like CBS does.

One of the best defenders of his litter

What seems certain is that the name of Garuba, who appears as one of the best ‘power forward’ of his promotion, will be among the top 20 of a draft that has already surrendered to the Madridista’s defensive capacity, as highlighted a few ago weeks Mike Schmitz, prestigious young talent analyst at ESPN.

You have a chance to become one of the best defenders in the NBA

“He has the opportunity to become one of the best defenders in the NBA. He plays as hard as any other project in this draft and has energy and defensive versatility,” says Schmitz when talking about a player who has been on the radar for a long time. of the NBA and whose foot speed is highlighted, “one of the fastest you will see in a player of his size, its hands-on activity and endless power. He also knows how to defend the pick-and-roll. “.

The top 15, the player’s goal

Garuba would have until July 19 to withdraw your candidacy to the draft if he does not foresee that a team will choose him in privileged positions, something that the franchises usually make known to their targets in advance. But a priori it seems that the madridista has a chance of occupying a good place.

If he were chosen among the top 15 positions in the draft, there would be a good chance that he would decide to make the leap to the NBA, since he would be credited with a contract that would allow you to pay the clause termination of Madrid and fulfill his dream of playing in the best league in the world.

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Via Marca.com