Dated Scouting Report on the French player:
2009 Reebok Eurocamp: Day One June 7, 2009
De Colo on the other hand was absolutely sensational, showing incredible creativity and court vision with a series of highlight reel caliber passes. In one very telling sequence, he came up with a deflection and then in one single motion jumped in the air and flicked the ball backwards 40 feet down the court to a wide open teammate running in stride for an easy layup. What’s scary is that that might not even have been his most impressive assist. He also made a number of pull-up jumpers from all over the floor, while showing his ability to change speeds and utilize terrific hesitation moves creating his own shot and getting to the rim. What this game didn’t tell us was how well he would fare against the bigger and longer athletes the NBA is known for, or whether he’s capable of defending his position at the next level. Still, it was hard not to come away impressed by just how skilled and talented he is, and there is no question that he helped his draft stock today.
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While nobody really knew Nando De Colo, in 2007, coach Erman Kunter put this young and impetuous combo guard into his starting five, in Cholet, and Nando responded immediately, finishing as the second top scorer in EuroChallenge with 19.3 points per game. He was crowned MVP of the French League 2008 All Star Game and of the Semaine des As won by Cholet in 2009. He then confirmed his impact in 2008-09 by leading Cholet to the final game of EuroChallenge. That was worth a selection in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Spurs. However, San Antonio decided to let him develop in the ACB and that is exactly what Nando has done during the last two seasons in Valencia. Nando will probably spend one more year in Europe to polish his skills as a point guard before joining the Spurs in 2012. He was a bit frustrated at EuroBasket 2009, with the presence of Parker drastically limiting his playing time. He will also be remembered as the guy who hit the last second shot, against Greece, in a game which nobody wanted to win, since it did set up a crazy Quarter-Final game against Spain. http://www.eurobasket2011.com/en/cid...rID_56280.html
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