LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Devon van Oostrum of Great Britain in action during the London Prepares Series match between Croatia and Great Britain at the Basketball Arena on August 17, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
EuroHopes.com reports that Portland Trail Blazers international scout Jason Filippi spent Friday watching British point guard Devon Van Oostrum, an 18-year-old who currently plays for Basquet Tarragona in Spain's second division.
Van Oostrum played for Great Britain during the 2011 EuroBasket tournament in Lithuania, although he saw time in just three games and averaged 1.3 points and 3.0 assists per game. Brendan Gallagher of Telegraph.co.uk reports that he is the youngest player ever to make the British senior national team.
Here's a quick feature from John Hobbs for SlamOnline.com last summer.
For Great Britain's newest sensation, Devon Van Oostrum, he prefers to spend his time at the gym and on the basketball practice courts working and perfecting his craft. And the Dutch-born, Sheffield-raised point guard wouldn't change a thing.
"I'm used to it now," Van Oostrum says as he sits in the team hotel lobby in Riga, Latvia just before Great Britain headed to Panevezys, Lithuania for EuroBasket. "The last two years I've been a pro in Spain. I live and breathe basketball. I work on it for five hours every day."
Here's his DraftExpress.com profile, which is pretty thin so far.
Hat tip: The ever reliable @Norsktroll
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