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“It’s a small body of work, but he was very good last year as a junior,” said Austin Ainge to the “Herald”. “Combine that with the tools he has, and you can see it all come together in 10 minutes of playing time.”
“We always enjoy it when prospects play on bad teams,” explained Ainge. “European basketball can be very tough for young players. There’s a lot more pressure on coaches to win over there. They’re going to go with the veterans if there’s any question”.
Ainge flew to Turkey twice this winter attempting to see Furkan Korkmaz of Anadolu Efes. “Korkmaz has a similar situation to Bender,” said Ainge. “We went to see him twice and he didn’t get into the game twice.”