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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyinthenorth View Post
    Otherwise he eats a scholarship for a few years and heads back home.
    With the level of talent (and, often, experience) that Hoiberg and the rest of the staff bring in on a yearly basis, I have absolutely no problem with them using a couple of scholarships on relatively unknown, high risk (talent-wise) players. It's not like Hoiberg plays the entire bench, and for this year (and next) there were already pretty solid backups at each position before Tsalmpouris signed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuts4Cy View Post
    Seems like a great way to spend the summer. He should be here working with our players, getting accustomed to America, college life, conditioning with our team, etc.
    Not necessarily. There's the benefit of practicing with a team in an environment that is getting the players ready for the next opponent. Also, there's the benefit of getting confidence from just playing on the national team. He's also getting some real game experience, although it is limited minutes.

    So, I don't think anyone can unequivocally say which would be more beneficial for his progress.


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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    This says next to nothing about what we can expect long term , and short term, we're stacked. I'm looking forward to seeing what Fred can do with him.



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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuts4Cy View Post
    At the very least he makes a hell of a scout team member our guys will have to go against every day in practice.

    Think of all the ways Niang had to be creative to score on Noel in practice. It will only make our guys better!
    Comparing Tsalbo to an NBA player?



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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    GT is representing his country and I'd hope any of our guys would get that opportunity.



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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaStateClones View Post
    Comparing Tsalbo to an NBA player?
    He looks to start out with more tools than Justin Hamilton had as a freshman before he relocated and he is in the NBA.


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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    Today's line: Started the game, played first 7 minutes and didn't come back in. 2/3 2pt, 0/1 3pt, 1 foul, -3 +/-, in a 69-74 loss to Serbia.



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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    Today's line: Started the game, played first 7 minutes and didn't come back in. 2/3 2pt, 0/1 3pt, 1 foul, -3 +/-, in a 69-74 loss to Serbia.
    I'm pretty sure I had a started-the-game-and-played-so-bad-I-never-got-back-in game in high school. Those aren't fun.



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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    There's some video from some of these games

    Here's a nice stretch from Tsalmpouris from Game One, where he grabs a defensive rebound, an offensive rebound tip-in on offense, and then blocks a shot on the other end:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...ffKvnIo#t=1075

    Here's his six minutes of playing time from Game Three, in which he picks up a couple of assists.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...3enM_Rs#t=1521


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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    13 pts so far in the first half



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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    @CycloneMBB: Georgios Tsalmpouris having great game vs. Montenegro. Has 13 points in seven minutes as they near halftime.... http://t.co/q7hjmOz1hW



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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by DandyCyclone View Post
    @CycloneMBB: Georgios Tsalmpouris having great game vs. Montenegro. Has 13 points in seven minutes as they near halftime.... http://t.co/q7hjmOz1hW
    Montenegro: Every player's last name ends in a C
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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by DandyCyclone View Post
    @CycloneMBB: Georgios Tsalmpouris having great game vs. Montenegro. Has 13 points in seven minutes as they near halftime.... http://t.co/q7hjmOz1hW
    Great. Now he will go pro after his freshman season.




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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    Just hit another 3. Now 4/4 from downtown, 16 pts in 15 min so far.


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    Re: *** Official U18 Euro Championship Thread ***

    All aboard the hype train?



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