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2013 NBA Draft Prospect: Giannis Adetokunbo “Greek Freak”

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Jerry Lai-USA Today Sports

Greek NBA prospect Giannis Adetokunbo looks to surprise doubters and scouts this Thursday by being a potential lottery pick.

The 18-year old that has been labeled as the “Greek Freak” is one of the more intriguing international prospects in the 2013 NBA Draft. He is a raw talent who still has plenty of time to develop, which means he has potentially a pretty high ceiling for whoever drafts him.

The biggest attraction of Adetokunbo is that he played point guard in Greece. He is 6-foot-10.

He can handle the ball well for a player who would normally be a center. Of course, he will most likely be a forward in the NBA, but it shows that he is skillful enough with a basketball that he could play at the point. Adetokunbo’s statistics are not jaw dropping, but he averaged about 10 points and five rebounds per game.

The statistics don’t show it, but the Greek Freak can shoot well for a big man. In 26 games in Greece he averaged a block per game, and if taught the proper way to defend, he can be great.

Draft range: picks 15-33

Adetokunbo is a wild card, like most of this draft class, and could potentially go anywhere in the first round or the beginning of the second round.

Draft prediction: Boston Celtics

Go for it, Danny Ainge. This player has the potential to be something never seen before in the NBA. They are in the rebuilding stages of the organization, so they should get as young as they can by selecting the Greek Freak.