PODCAST: Nike Hoop Summit Preview with Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress

PODCAST: Nike Hoop Summit Preview with Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress


You’re craving Euroleague Playoff action but we take a quick break to check in on one of the biggest Draft prep events of the year, the Nike Hoop Summit.  ELA will be in Portland, Oregon for the week leading up to and for the big Hoop Summit game on April 20th, but first we had to check in with prospect expert Jonathan Givony from DraftExpress for a preview of the World Team.

We go in-depth on each guy on the World roster which features Mario Hezonja, Sergey Karasev, Mouhammadou Jaiteh, Nikola Ivanovic, Karl Towns Jr., Dennis Schröder, Gabriel Deck, Dante Exum, Livio Jean-Charles, and Andrew Wiggins.  Go ahead and Listen:

0:00 – 10:00: What’s more important the game or week of practice?  What goes through the decision for a guy to leave his pro team and come over?
10:00 – 13:00: Sergey Karasev and his recent Draft declaration.
13:00 – 22:00: Who’s going to be the starting Point Guard of this team: Dennis Schröder, Nikola Ivanovic, or Dante Exum?
22:00 – 25:00: How much thought is put into how the players will blend together? Plus Gabriel Deck talk.
25:00 – 30:00: Super Mario Hezonja!
30:00 – 38:00: We profile Andrew Wiggins, Mouhammadou Jaiteh, Livio Jean-Charles, and Karl Towns Jr.
38:00 – 40:00: Who would Jonathan’s closing five on the World Team be?

Jonathan Givony is a must follow on Twitter (@DraftExpress) and you can see all of his content at DraftExpress.com.  Follow Sam Meyerkopf (@hooplikedrazen) on Twitter, and subscribe to the Euroleague Adventures Podcast on iTunes for free.