#7) Ignacio Arroyo, 6'1, Point Guard, 16.5 years old, Chile
14.4 PTS, 5.6 REB, 2.4 AST, 1.8 STL, 12-38 3P%, 38.1 FG%
Ignacio Arroyo was the leader of the home country Chilean team that finished sixth overall at the U18's. At just 6'1 and only 16 years old, Arroyo often looked overmatched physically throughout the tournament, but made up for it with crafty play. Arroyo operated at both guard positions, showing the ability to play both on and off the ball. Arroyo is not the the most athletic player, but he is a tricky ball handler and creative passer who showed he could get his team into sets, and also play out pick and roll situations, something not many 16-year olds can do. While he was not the most efficient scorer, Arroyo showed he could knock down the open 3, and create space and finish in some dribble drive situations. He is a pesky defender with some length who took advantage of some aggressive defense, and also rebounded the ball impressively from the guard spot. At just 16 years old, Arroyo has a great deal of room for development and will definitely benefit from adding some strength as well as a more consistent jump shot. We will likely see Arroyo as a key piece of the Chilean national team down the road.