One of two rising sophomore from NCAA programs on the Greek U-19 National Team, Georgios Tsalmpouris
saved his best game for last, scoring 16 points against the US Select Team on 6-15 shooting. A skilled 7-footer with nice mobility, Tsalmpouris tossed in a number of hook shots inside, flashing good footwork and a nice feel for the game. Lacking a degree of toughness as a finisher inside to go along with average explosiveness and length, he needs to continue to get stronger to help make up for his other shortcomings. Averaging just 1.4 points over 4.4 minutes per game in 8 appearances as a freshman at Iowa State, it will be interesting to see how he fares as the Cyclones look to rebound from the loss of Fred Hoiberg
under Steve Prohm. Iowa State still has two excellent big men who see most of their minutes the center spot, and it will be interesting to see if they can find playing time for this promising project.