Louis Olinde among latest Europeans entering NBA draft

2019-04-20T08:37:38+00:00 2019-04-20T08:37:38+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

20/Apr/19 08:37


Four more European upstarts added their names to the early entrants list of the 2019 NBA draft.

By John Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Brose Bamberg’s Louis Olinde is available to the NBA teams ahead of the 2019 draft. The 21-year-old German wing helped his team advance to the Basketball Champions League Final Four with 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest. He also has 3 points and 2.8 boards per game in the easyCredit BBL 2018-19 season.

Another Bamberg player, Henri Drell, made himself available to the NBA teams. The promising 18-year-old Estonian has split his season between Germany’s first and second division averaging 13.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in second-tier action.

Aleksander Balcerowski also entered his name into the early entrants list. The 18-year-old Polish center is coming off his six first EuroLeague appearances with Herbalife Gran Canaria posting 3 points per match. He has played in four ACB games this season as well with 3.3 points per contest.

Divina Seguros Joventut’s Arturs Zagars decided to enter the NBA draft as well. The 18-year-old Latvian point guard has been held to minimal action at the ACB level, but has 8.9 points, 2.4 assists and 1.4 rebounds per match with Prat in LEB Oro during his 2018-19 campaign.

The rest of the Europeans in the mix are Vrenz Bleijenbergh, Ignas Brazdeikis, Sekou Doumbouya, Jon Axel Gudmundsson, Gytis Masiulis, Nikita Mikhailovsky, Abdoulaye N’doye, Neemias Queta, Tadas Sedekerskis, Deividas Sirvydis, Derrik Smits, Arnas Velicka and Yovel Zoomsan.

Early entrants have until Sunday to submit the paperwork necessary, but all can withdraw their name from consideration up to ten days before the draft, which will take place on June 20th in Brooklyn.

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League