Players Thinking About Entering WBA Draft

By Luca Fekete

The Intercontinental Basketball Federation has six players from its many leagues that are thinking about entering the WBA. The challenges that are ahead of these young men are great, but let’s take a look at what they would be offering to the WBA.

Players Entering WBA Draft
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Almantas Talacka (SG, 21, 6-5, 202), Lietkabelis, ACB, 24.5 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 2.8 Ast, 1.2 Stl, 48% Fg, 76% Ft, 40% 3pt. he is projected to be the first pick in the upcoming draft. Here is a list of his achievements.
Total Player of the Game: 69
Total Player of the Week: 25
Total Player of the Month: 6
Total All-Star Appearances: 3
Total All-League First Team: 3
Total All-League Second Team: 1
Total Most Valuable Player: 3
Total Scoring Leader: 2
2010 LKL 3-Point Shootout Champion
2010 LKL All-Star
2010 LKL Most Valuable Player
2010 LKL All-League First Team
2010 LKL Scoring Leader
2011 LKL 3-Point Shootout Champion
2011 LKL All-Star
2011 LKL Most Improved Player
2011 LKL Most Valuable Player
2011 LKL All-League First Team
2011 LKL Scoring Leader
2012 ACB 3-Point Shootout Champion
2012 ACB All-Star
2012 ACB Most Valuable Player
2012 ACB All-League First Team
2012 ACB All-Rookie First Team
2013 ACB All-League Second Team

Matias Gutierrez (PG,20, 6-6, 205), Vila Velha, LNB, 18.8 Pts, 6.5 Reb, 2.1 Ast, 1.0 Stl, 46% Fg, 82% Ft, 35% 3pt. he drop one spot from the earlier report. He now projected to be picked 3rd in the upcoming draft. Here is a list of his achievements.
Total Player of the Game: 16
Total Player of the Week: 5
Total Player of the Month: 3
Total All-Star Appearances: 1
Total All-League First Team: 1
Total Most Valuable Player: 1
2013 LNB Rookie Game Participant
2013 LNB All-Star
2013 LNB Rookie of the Year
2013 LNB Most Valuable Player
2013 LNB All-League First Team
2013 LNB All-Rookie First Team

Duke Norman (PF, 19, 7-0, 245), Brose Baskets, BBL, 17.3 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 1.1 Ast, 0.8 Stl, 49% Fg, 84% Ft, 8% 3pt. he is projected to be picked 7th in the upcoming draft. Here is a list of his achievements.
Total Player of the Game: 14
Total Player of the Week: 2
Total Player of the Month: 1
Total All-Star Appearances: 1
Total All-League First Team: 1
Total Most Valuable Player: 1
Total Championships: 1
Total Scoring Leader: 1
2013 BBL Rookie Game Participant
2013 BBL Rookie Game MVP
2013 BBL All-Star
2013 BBL Rookie of the Year
2013 BBL Most Valuable Player
2013 BBL All-League First Team
2013 BBL All-Rookie First Team
2013 BBL Scoring Leader
2013 Bundesliga Champion

Erdmann Schuepf (SF, 20, 6-6, 205), FIATC Mutua Joventut, ACB, 15.0 Pts, 8.3 Reb, 3.1 Ast, 0.9 Stl, 45% Fg, 75% Ft, 29% 3pt. he was projected 10th now he is projected to be picked 13th in the upcoming draft. Here is a list of his achievements.
Total Player of the Game: 25
Total Player of the Week: 1
Total All-Star Appearances: 1
Total All-League Second Team: 1
Total All-Defensive Second Team: 1
2011 ACB Rookie Game Participant
2011 ACB All-Star
2011 ACB All-League Second Team
2011 ACB All-Rookie Second Team
2011 ACB All-Defensive Second Team

Tristan Perrier (PG, 20, 6-2, 185), Brose Baskets, 15.8 Pts, 5.2 Reb, 4.4 Ast, 1.2 Stl, 49% Fg, 73% Ft, 45% 3pt. he fell 3 spots from earlier reports he is now projected to be picked 16th in the upcoming draft. Here is a list of his achievements.
Total Player of the Game: 7
Total Player of the Week: 1
Total Player of the Month: 1
Total Playoff MVP: 1
Total Championships: 1
Total Assists Leader: 1
2013 BBL Rookie Game Participant
2013 BBL All-Rookie Second Team
2013 BBL Assists Leader
2013 BBL Playoff MVP
2013 Bundesliga Champion

Djoka Andjelic (C, 24, 7-0, 238), Sloga, KLS, 14.7 Pts, 9.6 Reb, 1.9 Ast, 0.9 Stl, 1.2 Blk, 58% Fg, 49% Ft. he moved up one spot and now is projected to be picked 22nd in the upcoming draft. Here is a list of his achievements.
Total Player of the Game: 26
Total Player of the Week: 9
Total Player of the Month: 5
Total All-Star Appearances: 2
Total All-Star Game MVP: 1
Total All-League First Team: 2
Total All-Defensive First Team: 2
Total Playoff MVP: 1
Total All-Star Game MVP: 1
Total Defensive Player of the Year: 1
Total Most Valuable Player: 2
Total Championships: 2
Total Rebounds Leader: 2
Total Blocks Leader: 2
2011 LBS Rookie Game Participant
2011 LBS Rookie Game MVP
2011 LBS All-Star
2011 LBS All-Star Game MVP
2011 LBS Rookie of the Year
2011 LBS Most Valuable Player
2011 LBS All-League First Team
2011 LBS All-Rookie First Team
2011 LBS Defensive Player of the Year
2011 LBS All-Defensive First Team
2011 LBS Rebounds Leader
2011 LBS Blocks Leader
2011 Lega Basket Serie A Champion
2012 KLS Rookie Game Participant
2012 KLS All-Star
2012 KLS Most Improved Player
2012 KLS Most Valuable Player
2012 KLS All-League First Team
2012 KLS All-Defensive First Team
2012 KLS Rebounds Leader
2012 KLS Blocks Leader
2012 KLS Playoff MVP
2012 Basketball League of Serbia Champion

After doing some interviews now after the official draft report is out the likelihood is that Talacka, Gutierrez and Andjelic has the highest chances to sign and play in the league next season. Talacka has the talent to come in right now and contribute to any team right away. I think the best player out of all these players is Gutierrez; he can do more things on the court. He can play Point Guard, Shooting Guard which is his natural position, and also Small Forward. The player with the most upside is Point Guard Tristan Perrier even though only 19 he could grow to be one of the best Point guards in WBA history. After talking with the talent scouts this is the percentage of chance that these six players will sign.

Djoka Andjelic 70%
Almantas Talacka 65%
Matias Gutierrez 64%
Erdmann Schuepf 50%
Duke Norman 45%
Tristan Perrier 45%

Now it is time for the WBA GM’s to really take a close look at these players to see if they are worth the risk of taking these players with the unsure of them signing.

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