On Thursday morning, the 2013 NBA Draft Combine took place in Chicago and while ESPN continued its live coverage of the drills and day one action, NBA Draft insider Chad Ford reported a pair of “promises” that were supposedly given to two international prospects.
For starters, promises have become a fancy word for a rumor that has a solid foundation. Keep in mind, the 2013 NBA Draft is still over a month away, but it’s not uncommon for organizations to extend their support early on.
Hearing first 2 promises of 2013 Draft: Dennis Schroeder & Giannis Antetokounmpo both given 1st round guarantees sources say.
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 16, 2013
Now while Antetokounmpo did not participate in the draft combine, Schroeder actually had plans to.
Schroeder has entered the NBA Draft by way of Germany and he has been considered one of the more on-the-rise point guards within the 2013 field. He was a late scratch from participating on Thursday morning and ironically enough his reasoning behind not competing was a “toothache.” With that being said, Schroeder very well could have got the good word that he will be a first round lock next month.
As for Antetokounmpo, he is an original native of Greece and at 6-foot-9, he has the skills to play on the perimeter. Antetokounmpo is raw and he is seen as a project player give the fact that he is only 18 years old.
To learn more about Schroeder, check out his Prospect Profile.
To learn more about Antetokounmpo, check out his Prospect Profile.
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