Andrew Lawrence Announced as adidas EUROCAMP Participant -

Andrew Lawrence Announced as adidas EUROCAMP Participant

Andrew Lawrence GB vs Croatia

Great Britain’s Andrew Lawrence has been confirmed as a participant in this year’s adidas EUROCAMP, the most prestigious international pre-NBA Draft camp featuring top basketball players from around the world.

More than 45 early entries and NBA Draft-eligible participants will showcase their skills during the three-day event in Treviso, Italy June 8-10, 2013, where Lawrence will be hoping to impress NBA scouts and GMs.

The 6’1″ guard has just finished his Senior year at College of Charleston, where he averaged 13.5 points, 3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game. There will be at least one familiar face there for Lawrence, as former GB head coach Chris Finch, currently with the Houston Rockets, has been announced as part of the EUROCAMP coaching staff.

In its 11th year, adidas EUROCAMP provides a global stage for the top international prospects to practice, compete and interview with NBA teams and other professional leagues leading up to the NBA Draft. Players will also attend clinics and learn from current and former NBA coaches and players including Flip Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Omri Casspi (Cleveland Cavaliers).

Projected 2013 NBA Draft picks Rudy Gobert (France), Lucas Nogueira (Brazil) and Nemanja Nedovic (Serbia) will all be participating, giving an indication of the calibre of players that will be on display.

Houston Rockets director of scouting and adidas EUROCAMP camp director Arturas Karnisovas, and Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach and adidas EUROCAMP coaching director, Bill Bayno, return for their second year. In addition, several other NBA assistant coaches will join the adidas EUROCAMP coaching staff including Kenny Atkinson (Atlanta Hawks), Kelvin Sampson and the aforementioned Chris Finch (Houston Rockets), Armond Hill (Boston Celtics), Kaleb Canales (Dallas Mavericks), Melvin Hunt (Denver Nuggets), Eric Hughes (Toronto Raptors), Jim Boylen (Indiana Pacers) and Maz Trakh (Oklahoma City Thunder). Also coaching will be Ilias Zouros (former Greece national team head coach) and Sarunas Marciulonis (Olympic gold medalist and former NBA player).

Teams also participating this year include the under-18 adidas USA Select, the under-20 men’s basketball national team from France and the under-19 men’s national team from Serbia. For the first time, adidas EUROCAMP Next Generation, an elite program to enhance both on-court and life skills, joins the event and features the top under-16 European players. Dimitris Itoudis (former Panathinaikos BC assistant coach and European professional basketball player) and Marcelo Nicola (former European professional basketball player) will attend as coaches for adidas EUROCAMP Next Generation.

Former adidas EUROCAMP participants include 62 NBA Draft picks and including Danilo Gallinari, Nicolas Batum, Andrea Bargnani and Omer Asik. 23 former participants currently hold NBA contracts with 57 playing in Euroleague Basketball. In 2012, seven adidas EUROCAMP players were selected during the NBA Draft including first-round pick Evan Fournier of France – the No. 20 overall selection by the Denver Nuggets.

The official list of players is as follows:

2013 adidas EUROCAMP Participants

Danilo Andjusic, 6’5”, Shooting Guard, Serbia, Partizan
Ondrej Balvin, 7’1”, Center, Czech Republic, Cajasol Seville
Janis Berzins, 6’8”, Power Forward, Latvia, Valmiera
V’yacheslav Bobrov, 6’7”, Small Forward, Ukraine, BC Kiev
Ryan Broekhoff, 6’7”, Small Forward, Australia, Valparaiso – NCAA
Clint Capela, 6’9”, Power Forward, Switzerland, Chalon
Aquille Carr, 5’8”, Point Guard, United States, Princeton Day Academy
Vitalis Chikoko, 6’10”, Power Forward, Zimbabwe, TBB Trier
Linos Chrysikopoulos, 6’9”, Small Forward, Greece, Paok
Nemanja Dangubic, 6’5”, Small Forward, Serbia, Mega Vizura
Daniel Diez, 6’8”, Small Forward, Spain, Lagun Aro GBC
Bojan Dubljevic, 6’10”, Power Forward, Montenegro, Valencia
Dante Exum, 6’6”, Point Guard, Australia, AIS
Jaime Fernandez, 6’2”, Shooting Guard, Spain, Asefa Estudiantes
Viktor Gaddefors, 6’8”, Small Forward, Sweden, Virtus Bologna
Alessandro Gentile, 6’7”, Small Forward, Italy, EA7 Milano
Rudy Gobert, 7’2”, Center, France, Cholet
Guillermo Hernangomez, 6’10”, Center, Spain, Real Madrid 2
Nikola Ivanovic, 6’3”, Point Guard, Montenegro, Buducnost
Livio Jean Charles, 6’9”, Small Forward, France, Asvel
Dmitry Kulagin, 6’6”, Shooting Guard, Russia, Triumph
Mindaungas Kupsas, 7’1”, Center, Lithuania, Lietkabetis
Louis Labeyrie, 6’10”, Power Forward, France, Paris Levallois
Andrew Lawrence, 6’1”, Point Guard, Great Britain, Charleston – NCAA
Augusto Lima, 6’9”, Power Forward, Spain, Unicaja Malaga
Marko Lukovic, 6’9”, Small Forward, Serbia, Mega Vizura
Oleksandr Lypovyy, 6’7”, Point Guard, Ukraine, BC Donetsk
Lucas Mariano, 6’9”, Center, Brazil, Franca – Brazil
Nicolo Melli, 6’9”, Power Forward, Italy, EA7 Milano
Vasilije Micic, 6’5”, Point Guard, Serbia, Mega Vizura
Boubacar Moungoro, 6’6”, Small Forward, Mali, IMG Academy
Nemanja Nedovic, 6’3”, Point Guard, Serbia, Lietuvos Rytas
Raul Neto, 6’1”, Point Guard, Brazil, Lagun Aro GBC
Lucas Nogueira, 7’0”, Center, Brazil, Asefa Estudiantes
Jakub Parzenski, 7’0”, Center, Poland, Virtus Bologna
Achille Polonara, 6’7”, Power Forward, Italy, Varese
Klemen Prepelic, 6’3”, Shooting Guard, Slovenia, Union Olimpija Lubljiana
Artem Pustovyi, 7’1”, Center, Ukraine, Khimik
Nikola Radicevic, 6’5”, Point Guard, Serbia, Cajasol Seville
Joan Sastre, 6’7”, Small Forward, Spain, Cajasol Seville
Emir Sulejmanovic, 6’9”, Power Forward, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Union Olimpija Ljubljana
Janis Timma, 6’7”, Power Forward, Latvia, Ventspils
Vladislav Trushkin, 6’7”, Power Forward, Russia, Spartak Vidnoye
Edgaras Ulanovas, 6’6”, Small Forward, Lithuania, Pieno Zvaigzdes
Adin Vrabac, 6’8”, Small Forward, Bosnia and Herzegovina, OKK Spars
Andrey Zubkov, 6’9”, Small Forward, Russia, Lokomotiv Kuban

Image Credit: Mansoor Ahmed Photography

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