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Adidas Eurocamp Participants And Preview In Preparation For 2011 NBA Draft

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Most of the 2011 NBA Draft news will die down quite a bit domestically this weekend, but fret not, draft fiends: The adidas Eurocamp is upon us. The Eurocamp begins today in Treviso, Italy, and will feature 30 draft-eligible prospects taking part in three days of drills and games while being measured and interviewing with NBA scouts and decision makers from all 30 teams.

There are probably some amateur draftniks that aren't familiar with this set-up, which has been around for awhile now despite just recently being taken over by adidas, so it's probably easiest explained by saying it's the European version of the official NBA Combine (except with actual games). 

According to a press release from the camp organizers, 48 former draft picks and 75 total NBA players -- including Danilo Gallinari, Nicolas Batum, Serge Ibaka and Andrea Bargnani -- have participated in the past. The top prospects eligible for this year's draft expected to be in attendance are  Donatas Motiejunas, Bismack Biyombo, Lucas Nogueira and Davis Bertans.

Of course, just as the official combine showed us, some of the top participants won't be full participants. Motiejunas and Biyombo will only be in attendance for the drills, not the games, while Jonas Valanciunas, Jan Vesely and Nikola Mirotic won't be in attendance at all according to Draft Express (might as well follow them on Twitter for the latest updates over the next three days as Jonathan Givony is already over there).

These players will be coached by a decent number of names familiar to NBA followers including Tony Ronzone and John-Blair Bickerstaff of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jack Sikma of the Houston Rockets, Stephen Silas of the Charlotte Bobcats, former Portland Trail Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard and ESPN personality Fran Fraschilla.

A full list of participants is included below.

2011 adidas EUROCAMP Early Entry and Draft Eligible Participants

Andrew Albicy 5'10 Point Guard France PARIS LEVALLOIS
Furkan Aldemir 6'9 Forward Turkey P. KARSIYAKA
Dogus Balbay 6'1 Point Guard Turkey TEXAS (USA)
Robin Benzing 6'10 Forward Germany ULM
Dairis Bertans 6'4 Guard Latvia VEF RIGA
Davis Bertans 6'7 Forward Latvia OLIMPIJA LJUBLJANA
Bismack Biyombo 6'9 Center Republic of Congo FUENLABRADA
Bojan Bogdanovic 6'7 Guard Croatia CIBONA ZAGREB
Sarra Camara 6'9 Center France LE HAVRE
Antonie Diot 6'3 Point Guard France LE MANS
Nihad Djedovic 6'5 Guard Bosnia & Herzegovina LOTTOMATICA ROME
Bangaly Fofana 7'0 Center France ASVEL VILLEURBANNE
Angel Garcia 6'11 Center Puerto Rico UNICAJA MALAGA
Adam Hanga 6'7 Forward Hungary ALBACOMP
Edwin Jackson 6'3 Guard France ASVEL VILLEURBANNE
Dimitry Khvostov 6'3 Point Guard Russia DYNAMO MOSCOW
Manolis Koukoulas 6'11 Center Greece ILISIAKOS
Mindaugas Kuzminskas 6'8 Forward Lithuania ZALGIRIS KAUNAS
Denys Lukashov 6'3 Guard Ukraine BUDIVELNYK
Joffrey Lauvergne 6'10 Forward France CHALON
Donatas Motiejunas 6'11 Center Lithuania BENETTON TREVISO
Lucas Nogueira 7'0 Center Brazil ESTUDIANTES MADRID
Xavier Rabaseda 6'7 Guard Spain FUENLABRADA
Leon Radosevic 6'11 Center Croatia CIBONA ZAGREB
Giorgi Shermadini 7'1 Center Georgia OLIMPIJA LJUBLJANA
Janis Strelnieks 6'3 Guard Latvia VENTSPILS
Abdel Kader Sylla 6'9 Center Seychellois NANCY
Pere Tomas 6'8 Forward Spain DKV JOVENTUT
Jan Vesely 6'11 Forward Czech Republic PARTIZAN BELGRADE
Tomislav Zubcic 6'10 Forward Croatia CIBONA ZAGREB


2011 adidas EUROCAMP Next Generation Participants


Dusan Cantekin 7'4 Center Turkey MEGA VIZURA BELGRADE
Linos Chrysikopoulos 6'9 Forward Greece ARIS THESSALONIKI
Samuel Deguara 7'4 Center Malta BENETTON TREVISO
Branislav Djekic 6'9 Forward Serbia MEGA VIZURA BELGRADE
Evan Fournier 6'5 Guard France POITIERS
Joseph Franch 6'5 Point Guard Spain DKV JOVENTUT
Alessandro Gentile 6'5 Guard Italy BENETTON TREVISO
Rudy Gobert 7'0 Center France CHOLET
Patrick Heckmann 6'5 Guard Germany LANGEN
David Jelinek 6'5 Guard Czech Republic DKV JOVENTUT
Alberto Jodar 6'9 Forward Spain REAL MADRID
Ilkan Karaman 6'9 Forward Turkey TOFAS BURSA
Paul Lacombe 6'5 Guard France ASVEL VILLEURBANNE
Rasmus Larsen 7'0 Forward Denmark VAERLOSE
Augusto Lima 6'10 Center Spain UNICAJA MALAGA
Rasid Mahalbasic 6'11 Center Austria FENERBAHCE ULKER ISTANBUL
Andreja Milutinovic 6'7 Guard Serbia FMP BELGRADE
Dejan Musli 7'0 Center Serbia CAJA LABORAL VITORIA
Nemanja Nedovic 6'4 Point Guard Serbia RED STAR BELGRADE
Raul Neto 6'1 Point Guard Brazil PITAGORAS/MINAS
Phillip Neumann 6'11 Center Germany BROSE BAMBERG
Kostas Papanikolaou 6'8 Forward Greece OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS
Nikos Pappas 6'4 Point Guard Greece KOLOSSOS RHODOS
Sertac Sanli 6'10 Center Turkey GALATASARAY
Joan Sastre 6'7 Forward Spain CAJASOL SEVILLE
Tomaz Satoransky 6'5 Point Guard Czech Republic CAJASOL SEVILLE
Kostantinos Sloukas 6'5 Point Guard Greece ARIS THESSALONIKI
Leo Westermann 6'6 Point Guard France ASVEL VILLEURBANNE