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    Default Knicks scouting 7'1" Tunisian center

    Knicks director of international scouting, Kevin Wilson, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Salah Mejri, a 7'1" center from Jendouba, Tunisia (iBasketball). "I know that NBA scouts descend to Antwerp," said the 24-year-old Mejri, who is currently playing for the Antwerp Giants pro basketball club based in Belgium. "It's nice to hear. I must, however, work hard, listen to the coaches and learn to travel. Last week I was tired after the trip to Romania."

    Over the summer, Mejri [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] at the FIBA World Championship and averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. And how did they do? They went 0-5 and lost to Team USA in their final game, 92-57, in which Mejri scored 0 points, but he did grab eight boards. Currently on [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Mejri, who is also being looked at by the Mavericks, is not projected to be drafted in 2011 or 2012. On one message board, a user by the name of KnicksLost wrote "Mozgov??" If and when he does get picked, he'll be the first Tunisian-born player to make it to the NBA
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    Default what the fug?

    what's the point? Knicks spent a million bucks on Jerome Jordan, who decided to go to Serbia instead of sitting on the d'ogbench, or playing in D' League. unless Knicks get a proven center, ain't no sense bringing in another tall foreigner with half a clue how to play in the NBA. sorry Charlie the Tunisian.

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    Originally Posted by CoolClyde
    what's the point? Knicks spent a million bucks on Jerome Jordan, who decided to go to Serbia instead of sitting on the d'ogbench, or playing in D' League. unless Knicks get a proven center, ain't no sense bringing in another tall foreigner with half a clue how to play in the NBA. sorry Charlie the Tunisian.
    Probably won't amount to anything. It's just another prospect we'll have in mind as a backup plan should Mozgov fail, we need extra help at C, etc. Never can have too many backup plans.

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    Yeah it's just a backup plan.

    Can't say too much about it because he's a foreign player and you can't just take a 7-footer and stick him in the NBA and expect much, if anything at all. We don't want to make like idiots and give him a contract or anything like that...the old Desagana Diop trap

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    Never heard before.
    Baksteball in Tunisia is like beach volley in Greenland.

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    lets just listen to kukoc here because he's an educated euro. doesn't sound like a good idea.

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    I mean he's Tunisian. Odds are he has a basketball career cause he's really tall and that's all there is to it. He's playing professionally in Belgium...how many good players have ever come out of the Belgian League?

    Let's be honest he's going to be about as valuable as Jerome James

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    As I remember the only player with a decent career coming out from the belgian League is Van Den Spiegel (he played in Italy, Russia and Spain).
    If you want to scout young perspective player in europe you need to look at the ex-Jugoslavia countries (croatia, serbia, montenegro, ecc) or Russia-Lituania.
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    Or you go over to the Spanish league which is where a lot of good European players find themselves (Sabonis, the Gasols, Petrovic, Varejao, etc.) all came out of the Spanish league (and obviously the Spanish players like Rudy Fernandez and whatnot all came out of there as well)

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    Are you joking, got tired traveling to to Romania!! Wait till he plays a west coast back to back in the NBA, don't know much about him but that says a lot that the odds of him making it in the NBA are low.

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