May 2018 International Wiretap

NBA Announces 40 Players To Attend Global Camp 2018

May 30, 2018 1:07 PM

The NBA announced the 40 players who are expected to attend the NBA Global Camp 2018, a pre-Draft showcase from June 2-5 at La Ghirada Sports Center in Treviso, Italy, for top Draft-eligible prospects from outside the U.S.

The camp will include team interview sessions, five-on-five games, shooting drills, and strength and agility testing in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams, all under the direction of NBA personnel.

The camp will also feature a series of scrimmages among prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S., along with a team from Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence and top international prospects. Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal.

Berke Atar, Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey)
Trae Bell-Haynes, Vermont (Canada)
Etienne Ca, Chalon (France)
*Emanuel Cate, Prat (Spain)
*Vasileios Charalampopoulos, PAOK (Greece)
*Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot, Paris Levallois (France)
Diego Flaccadori, Aquila Basket Trento (Italy)
*Gabriel Galvanini, Bauru (Brazil)
*Marc Garcia, FC Barcelona 2 (Spain)
*Stephane Gombauld, Lille Metropole (France)
Melvyn Govindy, Cholet (France)
Aleksa Ilic, KK Buducnost (Montenegro)
Karim Jallow, Bayern Munich (Germany)
Matas Jogela, Zalgiris II (Lithuania)
Kenan Karahodzic, Oviedo CB (Spain)
*Leon Kratzer, Wuerzburg (Germany)
*Arnoldas Kulboka, Capo d’Orlando (Italy)
*Aleksandar Lazic, KK Mega Bemax (Serbia)
*Xabier Lopez-Arostegui, Joventut Badalona (Spain)
*Matur Maker, CIBA (Canada)
*Vanja Marinkovic, Partizan (Serbia)
*William McDowell-White, Baunach (Germany)
MiKyle McIntosh, Oregon (Canada)
*Blaz Mesicek, Brindisi (Italy)
Adam Mokoka, Gravelines (France)
*Shekinah Munanga, Monaco (France)
Dzanan Musa, Cedevita (Croatia)
*Zoran Nikolic, KK Buducnost (Montenegro)
Andreas Obst, Gotha (Germany)
Viny Okouo, Unicaja (Spain)
Louis Olinde, Brose Baskets (Germany)
Erxhan Osmani, Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey)
Jean-Marc Pansa, Nanterre (France)
Darel Poirier, Charleville (France)
*Marcel Ponitka, Asseco (Poland)
*Dusan Ristic, Arizona (Serbia)
Issuf Sanon, Olimpija (Slovenia)
Leonardo Tote, Verona (Italy)
*Michael Uchendu, Bauru (Brazil)
Yuta Watanabe, George Washington (Japan)

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Luka Doncic Named Euroleague MVP

May 19, 2018 9:56 PM

Luka Doncic has been named MVP of the Euroleague for the 17-18 season.

Doncic averaged 16.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in Euroleague.

Doncic is expected to be one of the top selections in this June's draft.

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Luka Doncic Could Be Drafted Anywhere From First To Fifth

May 18, 2018 6:36 PM

Luka Doncic had 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists in Real Madrid's 92-83 win in the semifinals of the Euroleague Final Four.

Amongst the NBA decision-makers in attendance to watch Doncic were Vlade Divac of the Kings, Robert Sarver and James Jones of the Kings, as well as Donnie Nelson and Tony Ronzone of the Mavericks.

More NBA executives are expected to arrive in Belgrade for the final on Sunday.

Executives said Doncic has a fairly wide potential draft range from No. 1 to as far as No. 5. The Suns will draft first, followed by the Kings at No. 2 and Hawks at No. 3. The Grizzlies will select No. 4 while the Mavericks own the fifth pick.

Because Doncic could remain with Real Madrid, he has an unique amount of leverage to potentially influence which team drafts him.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

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Luka Doncic Undecided On Joining NBA Next Season

May 17, 2018 4:25 PM

Luka Doncic revealed to reporters that he remains unsure if he'll go to the NBA next season.

Doncic already has a lucrative contract playing for Real Madrid.

"Ι'm not sure if these are the last two games [in Europe]," Doncic said at a news conference for the EuroLeague Final Four. "We have yet to make this decision. Perhaps after the season."

The Suns, Kings, Hawks, Grizzlies and Mavericks comprise the top-5.

Doncic is widely considered one of the top-3 prospects in the draft.


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NBA Announces List Of 69 Players Attending 2018 Draft Combine

May 7, 2018 5:32 PM

The NBA has announced the list of 69 players who are expected to attend the 2018 NBA Draft Combine.

The NBA Draft Combine is the first step in the Draft process for NBA hopefuls and features five-on-five games as well as strength and agility drills at Chicago’s Quest Multisport on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 with ESPN 2 providing coverage both days from 3-7 p.m. ET. 

Below is a list of expected attendees at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine.

Player (College/Club) 

Rawle Alkins (Arizona) 

Grayson Allen (Duke) 

Kostas Antetokounmpo (Dayton) 

Udoka Azubuike (Kansas) 

Marvin Bagley III (Duke) 

Mohamed Bamba (Texas) 

Jaylen Barford (Arkansas) 

Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State) 

Tyus Battle (Syracuse) 

Brian Bowen II (South Carolina) 

Mikal Bridges (Villanova) 

Miles Bridges (Michigan State) 

Bruce Brown Jr. (Miami) 

Troy Brown Jr. (Oregon) 

Jalen Brunson (Villanova) 

Tony Carr (Penn State) 

Jevon Carter (West Virginia) 

Wendell Carter (Duke) 

Hamidou Diallo (Kentucky) 

Donte DiVincenzo (Villanova) 

Trevon Duval (Duke) 

Jacob Evans (Cincinnati) 

Bruno Fernando (Maryland) 

Melvin Frazier Jr. (Tulane) 

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) 

Devonte Graham (Kansas) 

Devon Hall (Virginia) 

Jaylen Hands (UCLA) 

Kevin Hervey (Texas-Arlington) 

Aaron Holiday (UCLA) 

Kevin Huerter (Maryland) 

Chandler Hutchison (Boise State) 

Jaren Jackson Jr. (Michigan State) 

Justin Jackson (Maryland) 

Alize Johnson (Missouri State) 

George King (Colorado) 

Kevin Knox (Kentucky) 

Sagaba Konate (West Virginia) 

Caleb Martin (Nevada) 

Cody Martin (Nevada) 

Yante Maten (Georgia) 

Brandon McCoy (UNLV) 

De’Anthony Melton (USC) 

Chimezie Metu (USC) 

Shake Milton (SMU) 

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas) 

Malik Newman (Kansas) 

Josh Okogie (Georgia Tech) 

Jontay Porter (Missouri) 

Michael Porter Jr. (Missouri) 

Billy Preston (Kansas) 

Jerome Robinson (Boston College) 

Mitchell Robinson (Western Kentucky) 

Collin Sexton (Alabama) 

Landry Shamet (Wichita State) 

Anfernee Simons (IMG Academy) 

Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech) 

Omari Spellman (Villanova) 

Khyri Thomas (Creighton) 

Gary Trent Jr. (Duke) 

Allonzo Trier (Arizona) 

Jarred Vanderbilt (Kentucky) 

Moritz Wagner (Michigan) 

Lonnie Walker (Miami) 

PJ Washington (Kentucky) 

Austin Wiley (Auburn) 

Kris Wilkes (UCLA) 

Kenrich Williams (TCU) 

Trae Young (Oklahoma) 

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Luka Doncic Won't Have Individual Workouts With Teams

May 2, 2018 10:57 AM

Luka Doncic won't have a workout for any teams leading to the 2018 NBA Draft.

Doncic's commitment to Real Madrid will keep him with the club through the draft due to the Spanish League playoffs.

“I don’t think that will be an issue,” Bill Duffy, Doncic’s agent, told Sporting News on Tuesday. “Playing in the Euroleague speaks for itself. What he has been able to do, it speaks to both the talent and preparedness for Luka. He has had a different level of experience than most of his peers. Euroleague is the next step to playing in the NBA.”

Doncic is expected to be a top-3 pick.

“He is committed to Real Madrid, all the way through,” Duffy said. 

As one general manager told Sporting News, “With the video we have these days, I know what I need to know from looking at (Doncic) against other top players. Anyone who wants to pick him is going to want to talk to him, but the workout is not something that is going to keep you from picking him. I am not sure I need reels and reels more tape here.”

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

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