Het vuurtje rond Tristan Enaruna en mogelijke toekomst in de NBA is deze week wat verder opgestookt. Rond het NBA all-stargala is er de laatste jaren ook het Basketbal Without Borders Global Camp, voor de grootste basketbaltalenten ter wereld. Mijn volgers wisten al dat Tristan Enaruna uitgenodigd was. ESPN schreef een heel interessant stukje over hem in een analyse van een aantal talenten.
Tristan Enaruna | 6-foot-8 | SF/PF | Netherlands | Age: 17.6
A player we’ve been high on since he was 15, Enaruna impressed with the progress he has made physically and skill-wise. He looks the part of an NBA prospect on first glance — including a 7-foot-plus wingspan — and he’s playing like it much more consistently. He made 3-pointers with his feet set and off the dribble, thanks to his clean shooting mechanics, and didn’t pass up any opportunity to get his jumper off when left open. He did a great job of grabbing and going off the defensive glass and pushing in the open court, changing speeds smoothly with long strides despite his somewhat high and loose handle. Enaruna is at his best playing as a modern face-up 4, and his improved toughness makes that much more feasible. He used his excellent length to make an impact around the basket and in the passing lanes, guarding multiple positions and even diving on the floor at times for loose balls.
The next step in Enaruna’s development will be to improve his ability to create his own shot in the half court and make plays. He can still do a better job of seeking out contact, drawing fouls and finishing in the paint, too. Enaruna’s recruitment has exploded in the past few months, as some of the biggest programs in college basketball have started to call, including Duke, Kentucky and Kansas. He might be better off at a lower-profile high major where he can operate with a longer leash, as NBA scouts will line up to watch him regardless of where he ends up. It might take him some time to reach his full potential, but Enaruna’s upside is as high as that of virtually any player seen at this camp.
— Jonathan Givony
Enaruna uit Almere is duidelijk in beeld van NBA-scouts, dat blijkt ook wel uit onderstaand interview.
Vannacht was Matt Haarms de matchwinner voor Purdue met een tip-in vlak voor tijd. Altijd lekker als een jonge Nederlander zijn stempel kan drukken.
Make that 🖐 in a row for @BoilerBall and eight of the last nine in the rivalry!— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) 20 februari 2019
It was a drama-filled ending at Indiana, and Matt Haarms' tip-in was the deciding bucket: pic.twitter.com/j0Ajr2xLIN
En Emese Hof werd door ESPNW uitgeroepen tot speelster van de week, niet mis deze uitverkiezing.
Miami basketball player Emese Hof ESPNW National Player of the Week https://t.co/kfw8EepSMQ— Canes Warning (@CanesWarningFS) 18 februari 2019