Why do I believe that if the exact same words came from any other mouth they would b just a respectable opinion???Originally Posted by ArkadiosV2
Your time is up my time is now,
you can't see me my time is now...
"Basketball is like the church. Many attend it, but few understand it"
If u smell what the G.L. is cookin'...
The Demon of Greek loby is here!
The youth competitions are over and maybe it is time to draw a balance.
The greek U20 disappointed completely. Only Verginis seems to be a promising prospect. Let us remember that he was also named MVP of the last greek junior all-star-game.
Manolopoulos was missing in this team. He is considered one of the best if not the best talents in Greece. He got hardly an pt when playing for PAOK. However, when got a chance against OSFP in the PO, he surprised everybody with a grat performance. He moved to Mallorca this summer, obviously in order to get more pt and to improve.
The U18 was extremely successful by winning the silver medal. Koufos has the chance to develop into the best greek basketball player ever. He will be the leader of greek NT in the next 15 years.
Matalon and Pappas are good guard projects with quite good performances. Let us not forget that most of their points were achieved by means of 1-1-situations. The greek coach totally failed tactically( No pick and rolls, hardly any effective screens, playing with 4 guars and Koufos...) in contrast to the serbian coach. Matalon will have the chance to improve in the NCAA, while Pappas is supposed to become a member of Panellinios' men's team.
Sarikopoulos (who is born in 90) will also play in the NCAA, according to greek TV probably for Florida. This is a strong an tall guy, who has the potential to become a more than solid big man.
Let us finally remember that-according to Vasslakopoulos- Nick Kalathis is going to join greek NT next summer.
The greek U16 played quite well, although ending 7th. Especially striking: guards Papapetrou (1,94m), Aggelopoulos (1,94) and Katsibelis (2m). However it is too early to make predictions at this age.
Summa summarum, the future of greek basketball looks good and I am optimistic that we will be able to maintain the level of greek NT in the next 10 years!