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Kristaps Porzingis Named 14-15 Eurocup Rising Star

Apr 14, 2015 12:34 PM

Kristaps Porzingis of Baloncesto Seville has been named the winner of the 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy.

The 19-year-old Latvian big man comes off a strong season - his second in the competition - for Seville, which he led to the Eurocup Last 32. The Eurocup Rising Star Trophy recognizes the most outstanding player in the competition who was younger than 22 years of age on July 1 of the summer before the season started.

Despite coming off the bench for all but three games this season and averaging less than 21 minutes per night, Porzingis led his team in scoring (186 points in 16 games, 11.6 ppg.) and index rating (13.1), while adding 4.1 rebounds and a team-best 1.2 blocks. He also shot 45.9% from behind the arc. 

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Some International Scouts Believe Kristaps Porzingis Is Best 2015 Prospect

Nov 12, 2014 3:29 PM

Kristaps Porzingis is considered by Chad Ford as having the best shot of trumping Jahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay and Karl Towns to go No. 1 in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Porzingis is playing in Spain for Sevilla and is averaging 8.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 21.8 minutes per game.

Porzingis is a 6'11 big out of Lavia that won't turn 20 until April.

"A number of international scouts I know swear he's the best prospect in the draft," writes Ford. "Let's see what he does in Spain this year. Those aren't huge numbers, but given the quality of the league and his age, it's not shabby either."

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Kristaps Porzingis Withdraws From 2014 NBA Draft

Jun 15, 2014 9:44 PM

Kristaps Porzingis has pulled out of this month's NBA draft and will return to Europe for the next year, his agent Andy Miller told Yahoo Sports on Sunday night.

Porzingis, an 18-year-old center, had a chance to be a top-20 pick. But Porzingis believes he can go far higher next season.

Porzingis will return to play for Sevilla in the elite Spanish ACB League this season.

Porzingis was most recently slotted to go No. 15 overall by DraftExpress.com.

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