This past week DraftExpress? International Director of Scouting Luis Fernandez was on hand for another edition of the L?Hospitalet Tournament, one of the top junior competitions in all of Europe, which usually features some of the most promising basketball talents to be found on the continent. In past editions, the likes of Pau Gasol
, Erazem Lorbek
, Rudy Fernández
, Sergio Rodríguez, Josh Smith
, Rajon Rondo
and Yaroslav Korolev
showed their credentials here. It was here that the Russian small forward laid the ground work for being selected in the lottery by the Clippers 6 months later after an amazing run at L?Hospitalet.
On our list we find four well-known guys for the veteran DraftExpress readers. Among them, Víctor Claver had his comeback party after some forgettable summer performances, while Ricard Rubio keeps defying all logic considering his age. We also introduce you to African-Spanish sensation Mamadou Samb