Another player who sat, due to a tweaked back that he suffered when getting smacked into on day two, was Josep Franch. Franch, a Spaniard who spent last season playing with DKV Joventut in the Spanish ACB league, actually showed pretty well in the first couple days of the camp. At times he made some spectacular, flashy passes, occasionally resulting in turnovers, but on the whole he really ran Team 3 well.
The 20-year old is a crafty player, and he also showed some very good creativity when getting into the paint and forcing the defense to collapse on him. He plays the game at his own pace and shows very nice timing running the pick and roll, always looking willing to make the extra pass.
At nearly 6'3 without shoes, he's got great size for a point guard, even if his narrow frame, average wingspan and underwhelming athleticism may limit his potential to play in the NBA or as a starter at the highest level in Europe, particularly on the defensive end. He must improve his ability to score efficiently inside the arc if he wants to prove otherwise.
We sat down and talked with Franch about his experience in Treviso, his season in Spain and what the future holds for him