Duane Notice was nowhere near as impressive as he was the last time we saw him at the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden last spring. Nevertheless, he showed intriguing talent and did so competing against players much older than him here in Hamburg.
Playing primarily off the ball due to the presence of Canada's floor general and clear-cut leader Kevin Pangos, Notice struggled to make his presence felt and showed he still has plenty of work to do down the road. Notice He was a blur in the open court and was extremely effective creating for himself and others, but his poor fundamentals and wild style of play were flaws that were exposed in the rigid half-court environment he competed in. This was especially true when it came to his perimeter shooting ability.
Notice's decision-making ability and overall feel for the game still lags behind his terrific physical attributes and his talent, something that is particularly on the defensive end (where he gambles all the time and shows very little awareness). Notice is still young and clearly possesses a world of potential at his fingertips. He will likely use this tournament as a learning experience to find out what he needs to improve on down the road.