Just five months removed from claiming the FIBA U18 European Championship, Frank Ntilikina is one of the most discussed potential draftees of 2017.
After a tremendous 31-point, four-rebound and three-assist effort in France’s victory over Lithuania, Ntilikina secured MVP honors for the tournament.
It was during this tournament that the 18-year-old guard gained the attention of international scouts across the NBA. Averaging 15 points, nearly five assists, three rebounds and two steals throughout the U18 tournament, the France native was the clear choice for MVP.
Most impressively was the 6-foot-6 guard’s shooting – as he sank 50-percent of his field goal attempts, including 59-percent from long range.
Between an improved shooting stroke, a near-seven-foot wingspan, excellent pick and roll navigation and lockdown defensive tendencies, it’s no surprise the French guard is a lottery-discussed prospect.
At just 18, Ntilikina is just scratching the surface of his potential.