Ups, sorry, didn't see this post until now He joined the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB).
Originally Posted by bball junkie
The greek federation already contacted the Calathes brothers earlier this year. There are some obstacles though, especially in Nick Calathes case, otherwise he'd have already played for the U18 this year. If these obstacles can be surpassed (which is not sure at all), then he'll join the U20 next year.
Originally Posted by OSCAR_SCHMIDT
who is calathes?and what his position?
Nick Calathes played his high school basketball in the US State of Florida and will be joining the reigning NCAA champion University of Florida's basketball program this upcoming season as a freshman point guard.
From memory I seem to think Nick is maybe 6 foot 3 inches tall - sorry to not use the metric system (anyway, good size for a point gaurd) - and has a gym rat's mentality in attempting to excel at his chosen sport of basketball.
Apparently, his work ethic has served him well as he earned (If I remember correctly) McDonald's All American status as senior high school player this past season. As you may or may not know, a player being designated a McDonald's AA high school player basically states he is an elite athlete in the sport of basketball in the US.
Nick is not a knock out physically gifted player but he shoots, dribbles, passes, defends and thinks the game as well or better than a high percentage of like aged players.
From my observations, Calathes probably needs to work on gaining physical strength, foot speed and lateral quickness in order to maximize his innate playing ability, of which he has in abundance.
Down the line, Nick could really be a solid, heady, glue type player for the Greek National Team if he is able to become a part of it.