Sorta Gallo-esque, no? Thanks to ny knickerbocker for another splendid profile. -Seth
What can I say, I gotta keep pace with viva mo. Since I've already written about a couple of guards, I figured I'd tackle one of the more intriguing big fellas slated to go in the second round. His name is Tim Ohlbrecht, and his game is more than ohl right. More after the jump.
International (Wuppertal, Germany)
6-11 235 PF
So this Ohlbrecht cat has been on scout's radars for a while, at least since he was 16. Touted as the next great prospect out of Germany after Dirk Nowitzki, he has a game that is similar to Dirk's in many ways. At 6-11, he is a very good shot blocker with range from deep (40% from 3, 60% overall). That alone makes any NBA fan start to sweat a little. He is also extremely athletic, however, and runs the floor, plays defense, and sees the court. Basically, the dude is mad talented by all accounts in a way that even Dirk couldn't claim before he got to the NBA. The difference may be that while Ohlbrecht is more athletic, at 22 he still comes across as possibly not passionate enough about the game.
Sorry, but I couldn't find any relevant stats to share, just small sample sizes from various European tournaments. That being said, some of those tournaments he looks nasty, the others he comes across as too passive, like the 2009-10 Eurocup when he averaged only 8 PPG over 25 MPG. I dunno though, given his size and myriad of actual basketball abilities, he may be worth taking a flier on in the second round. I would at least hope Walsh takes a long, hard, Marlboro-filtered look at him. Lemme know what you guys think.
Oh and does anyone speak German?