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Kaleb Canales to represent Blazers at adidas Eurocamp, long list of players attending

Kaleb Canales will represent the Blazers as one of 12 coaches (most of them current NBA assistant coaches) at the adidas Eurocamp in Treviso from June 11-13, which is an annual pre-draft camp for international players. In recent years, this job fell to Bill Bayno who is no longer with the team. Other Blazers basketball personnel will likely also be there. A long list of European and other international players will be in attendance, led by Evan Fournier (SG/SF, could be the only international 1st round pick for 2012) and Tomas Satoransky (very tall and athletic point-forward, likely to go in the early 2nd round). Not all of those players will really be in the draft this year, some are still very young and just want to get noticed by scouts, also ones for top European teams who'll travel to Treviso in addition to the NBA representatives. Some players currently scheduled to attend might have to cancel on short notice due to travel/visa issues and ongoing playoff series with their current teams. Another player in attendance who the Blazers have scouted in the past would be Devon Van Oostrum ('93, Great Britain, Caja Laboral), who figures to be the starting or backup PG for GB at the Olympics with Joel Freeland. DX currently has him ranked #4 in his age group, led by Alex "The next Rudy/Navarro" Abrines who is not scheduled to be at the camp. The Blazers were also said to have shown interest in Kostas Papanikolaou ('90, Greece, Olympiakos, small forward). And likely Blazers international scout Jason Filippi has filed more or less extensive reports about almost all of the players in attendance. Lots of past international draft picks have gone through this camp, e.g. Rudy, Patty, Claver, Ibaka, Dragic, Bargnani, Valanciunas, Gallinari, Vesely, Biyombo, Seraphin, Jerebko, Pachulia, Gortat. As stated above, it's unlikely that there will be the same breakout performances as in years past since a lot of the established players have declared before the lockout when the competition from US players was weaker, and others are still only 18 or 19 and probably a few years away from being ready for the draft. But you never know, and this is always a good opportunity to see all the talent together in live action. Eurohopes has the full list of players attending this year.

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