H: 6' 8"|
W: 210 lbs
(22 Years Old)
|Pick: 34 in 2016 Mock Draft||Agent: Misko Raznatovic ||
Hometown: Heidelberg, Germany
Drafted: Pick 48 in 2016 by Bulls
Highlights of German forward Paul Zipser from the adidas EuroCamp in Treviso, including an interview.
Footage Courtesy of HallPass Media/adidas.
NBA scouts and executives want to see prospects who are projected to be drafted separate themselves from their peers in settings such as the EuroCamp. This is exactly what Paul Zipser did the moment he stepped on the floor in Treviso. That started at 9am in the morning drills, when only the most industrious scouts were in attendance to watch the players go through their paces. And it continued all morning long on the two different courts he was asked to play on.
Paul Zipser is one of the more interesting players slated to attend this year's camp regardless of age. A 6'8 combo forward with outstanding role-player potential and two years of experience against top competition under his belt, Zipser was unable to attend workouts with any NBA team after he declared for the draft last year, as Bayern played all the way until June 21st in the BBL playoffs. Missing a considerable amount of action as injuries plagued the early part of his career, the EuroCamp presents a tremendous opportunity for Zipser to make a splash in front of NBA decision-makers he hadn't gotten the chance to in the past at the FIBA youth level.
Zipser's skill-level as a ball-handler, shooter and passer will be scrutinized closely, as few question his physical tools or his ability to defend multiple positions. He shot an outstanding 42% for 3 this year, and 55% for 2, but some question marks remain about his ability to create his own shot, make off the dribble jumpers, and make good decisions playing the small forward position full time (as opposed to the stretch-4 spot he mostly occupied this year). If he's able to show he has more potential in this area than he was able to demonstrate on a stacked Euroleague team (where he averaged just 18 minutes per game with a low-usage role), Zipser might creep back into first round discussions.
DraftExpress sat down with German forward Paul Zipser to discuss a variety of topics from his style of play to his plans for the 2016 NBA Draft.
More from Zipser on the Vertical, including an article on his strengths, weaknesses, and projections for the 2016 NBA Draft.
-Furkan Korkmaz Full Interview and More