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Roundup: Teletovic on Fire
by: Luis FernŠndez - Director of International Scouting
October 16, 2006
If Tiago Splitter took advantage of Luis Scolaís injury in the past weeks, now itís Mirza Teletovic who is cashing in off Splitterís recent injury (nothing too serious, by the way). Combining perimeter shooting and inside banging, Teletovic greatly helped Tau to remain undefeated for another week. On Wednesday, he scored 21 points and grabbed 4 rebounds against Polaris World Murcia; on Sunday, he had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks against the strong frontcourt of Gran Canaria Grupo Dunas. Combining both games, he netted 9 three-pointers with only 12 attempts. It seems like the guy is on fire.

There were doubts before the season about his chances to crack into Tauís deep and talented inside rotation, but heís proving to belong there.

We never get tired talking about Ricky Rubio and how well heís playing early in this season. Staying on court for about 16 minutes each game, heís becoming a necessity for DKV Joventut, particularly given the bad shape of veteran point guard Elmer Bennett. Two victories this week leaves Joventut in the upper part of the standings. Against MMT Estudiantes, Rubio had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. He was a key factor later in the third quarter and in the opening of the fourth, leading Joventut to build a small but solid advantage in the score. Facing Granada, he had 8 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. His teammate Rudy FernŠndez keeps delivering solid performances as usual. 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assist against Estudiantes and 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals against Granada. However, we would like to see him stepping up a little bit more.

Back to Ricky, itís amazing how quickly heís picking things up. Less than a year ago, he was struggling with basic playmaking duties that didnít involve beating his matchup off the dribble. Now, heís distributing the ball effectively, indeed itís not rare to see Joventut playing better with him on court rather than with the other point guards. And his defense is always there, showing nice lateral quickness and that incredible knack for the steal. Actually, he seems to be leading the league in steals per minutes played (we havenít been able to check all the ACB players). Only his weak body operating at both ends of the court and his mediocre shooting is slowing him down at some degree.

In the LEB League (Spanish second division), Vitor Faverani posted a double-double for Cai Zaragoza in the victory against Tarragona 2016 with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Second game for Armani Jeans Milano in the Italian league, and second victory, this time against Whirpool Varese. Second start for Danilo Gallinari and second time he reaches double figures. 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals was his final production.

Impressive week for Uros Tripkovic in the Adriatic League. Leading Partizan to the victory in the two games played, he started with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists against Helios Domzale, improving to 24 points and 4 rebounds against the eternal rival Crvena Zvezda (Red Star). Hopefully, this is just the beginning of a wonderful season for him, realizing some of the excellent potential he was supposed to enjoy.

Ante Tomic is confirming the emergence he suggested the previous week with a couple of solid outings. In the on-the-road loss against FMP he led his team with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Back to the home court, Bosna proved to be an easier opponent as Zagreb get the victory with Tomic delivering 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Meanwhile, FMP suffered the first loss in the season against Geoplin Slovan, although finally Predrag Smardziski showed some of his potential with 16 points and 7 rebounds. For the Slovenian team, Emir Preldzic delivered quite a complete stat-line with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. It was a redemption game for Slovan after losing against Split in Croatia a few days before. Damjan Rudez, back to homeland after his Belgium stint, had 15 points and 2 rebounds, hopefully a sign of better days waiting for him. Also Hrvoje Peric helped Split with 13 points and 7 rebounds.

Only 18 minutes needed Domen Lorbek to score 17 points and grab 3 rebounds coming off the bench as Union Olimpija beat Siroki Eronet. This is the first real scoring outburst in Olimpija for the younger brother of Erazem, after being used to have a great prominence in the offensive game of a much weaker team such as Helios.

In the Russian Superleague, Samara got a valuable victory against Ural Great in Perm. Nikita Shabalkin had a lot to do with it posting 17 points and grabbing 4 rebounds. In France, Ali Traore led Le Havre over Cholet with a 16-point, 4-rebound performance.

Although not a serious draft prospect at this point, we particularly like what Martynas Gecevicius brings to the game with his terrific shooting touch and smartness playing the game. In the loss against Neptunas, he had 21 points and 2 rebounds for Sakalai.

Moving out of Europe, Yi Jianlian keeps dominating the Chinese CBA League. His team Guangdong is already the only undefeated squad, and he amassed 28 points, 13 rebounds, 4 steals and 6 blocks against Dongguan, while having 26 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks against Fujian. Thereís barely any serious competition for him in this league, but at least itís encouraging to see that heís not falling asleep.

Australia is our last stop, where Brad Newley erupted for 30 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists while leading Townsville over the Sydney Kings. Newley is looking really good in the beginning of the season, showing a nice perimeter stroke (6/7 three-pointers in this game) and using his athleticism to attack the basket.
 


Feedback for this article may be sent to luisfernandez@draftexpress.com .

 

Tiago Splitter
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 7' 0"
Weight: 233 lbs.
Birthday: 01/01/1985
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Spurs , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #28 in 2007 Draft
by the Spurs
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: C,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
Pts, Rebs, Asts


Luis Scola
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Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 245 lbs.
Birthday: 04/30/1980
34 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Pacers , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #27 in 2002 Draft
by the Spurs
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
8.0 Pts, 5.0 Rebs, 1.8 Asts


Mirza Teletovic
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 242 lbs.
Birthday: 09/18/1985
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Nets , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
10.6 Pts, 5.0 Rebs, 1.5 Asts


Ricky Rubio
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birthday: 10/21/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Timberwolves , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #5 in 2009 Draft
by the Timberwolves
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
9.4 Pts, 5.6 Rebs, 10.0 Asts


Elmer Bennett
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birthday: 02/13/1970
44 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Bellaire
Previous Team: Notre Dame , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #11 in 1992 Draft
by the Hawks
Positions:
Current: G,
NBA: G,
Possible: G
Quick Stats:
3.5 Pts, 0.5 Rebs, 2.8 Asts


Rudy Fernandez
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 172 lbs.
Birthday: 04/05/1985
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Real Madrid , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #24 in 2007 Draft
by the Suns
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
8.4 Pts, 2.4 Rebs, 1.7 Asts


Vitor Faverani
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 233 lbs.
Birthday: 05/05/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Valencia , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF/C,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
Pts, Rebs, Asts


Danilo Gallinari
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 209 lbs.
Birthday: 08/08/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Nuggets , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #6 in 2008 Draft
by the Knicks
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
7.1 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Uros Tripkovic
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birthday: 09/17/1986
28 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Partizan , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
6.7 Pts, 2.2 Rebs, 0.8 Asts


Ante Tomic
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 7' 2"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birthday: 02/17/1987
27 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Barcelona , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #14 in 2008 Draft
by the Jazz
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
11.1 Pts, 7.0 Rebs, 1.2 Asts


Emir Preldzic
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birthday: 09/06/1987
27 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Fenerbahce , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #27 in 2009 Draft
by the Suns
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
5.8 Pts, 3.2 Rebs, 3.1 Asts


Damjan Rudez
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birthday: 06/18/1986
28 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Pacers , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
4.2 Pts, 0.7 Rebs, 0.7 Asts


Hrvoje Peric
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birthday: 10/25/1985
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Venezia , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
14.9 Pts, 5.9 Rebs, 2.4 Asts


Domen Lorbek
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 203 lbs.
Birthday: 03/07/1985
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Gaziantep , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
9.5 Pts, 2.3 Rebs, 2.5 Asts


Nikita Shabalkin
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 207 lbs.
Birthday: 10/10/1986
28 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Khimki , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
5.3 Pts, 1.8 Rebs, 0.0 Asts


Ali Traore
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 249 lbs.
Birthday: 02/28/1985
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Strasbourg , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
15.0 Pts, 5.7 Rebs, 1.1 Asts


Martynas Gecevicius
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birthday: 05/16/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Lietuvos Rytas , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
10.0 Pts, 3.2 Rebs, 3.8 Asts


Yi Jianlian
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 7' 0"
Weight: 246 lbs.
Birthday: 10/28/1984
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Guangdong , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #6 in 2007 Draft
by the Bucks
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF/C,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
26.7 Pts, 8.4 Rebs, 1.3 Asts


Brad Newley
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 198 lbs.
Birthday: 02/18/1985
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Australian Institute of Sport
Previous Team: Gran Canaria , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #24 in 2007 Draft
by the Magic
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible:
Quick Stats:
10.9 Pts, 4.2 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


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