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Mo Soluade has become the latest British basketball player to be selected for adidas EUROCAMP, the most prestigious international pre-NBA Draft camp, taking place in Treviso, Italy, June 10-12.
The 1995 born guard who played in the Spanish top-flight with Gipuzkoa on loan from Liga Endesa rivals Unicaja Malaga this season, will have a chance to showcase his skills during the three-day event that 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.
Soluade averaged 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists at last year’s U20 Division A European Championship, and joins Ovie Soko (2014), Andrew Lawrence (2013), Devon van Oostrum (2012) as British participants in recent years.
Players at adidas EUROCAMP will attend clinics and learn from current and former NBA coaches and players including Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls) and David Blatt.
More than 40 early entries and NBA Draft-eligible participants, including projected 2016 NBA Draft picks Petr Cornelie (France), Ante Zizic (Croatia) and Paul Zipser (Germany) will participate this year.
Over the last 14 years, adidas EUROCAMP has produced over 90 players who have played or are currently playing in the NBA or Euroleague. Some notable international players who have attended adidas EUROCAMP include the UK’s very own Joel Freeland who was drafted by Portland off the back of a strong showing, Danilo Gallinari (Denver Nuggets), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder), Andrea Bargnani (New York Knicks), Marco Belinelli (San Antonio Spurs), Nicolas Batum (Portland Trail Blazers) and Goran Dragic (Miami Heat).
Maurizio Gherardini, the founder of EUROCAMP and Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul general manager, returns as the camp director. Former NBA assistant coach Bill Bayno returns as coaching director for the fourth year.
Teams participating this year include the under-18 adidas USA Select, the France under-20 men’s national team and the Ukraine under-20 men’s national team.
adidas EUROCAMP will be held at La Ghirada Sports Complex “SportCity” in Treviso, Italy.
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