Nemanja Aleksandrov as good as advertised?

Updated: August 2, 2004, 1:01 PM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Here's a look at who scouts were watching in Tel Aviv over the weekend:

  • Most NBA scouts who made the trip to Tel Aviv were actually scouting for the 2005 NBA Draft. The man they came to see was Serbian Nemanja Aleksandrov, a 6-foot-11, athletic forward who just turned 17 a few weeks ago.

    Aleksandrov is widely considered the top European prospect for next year's draft, and some believe he could be the No. 1 pick next June. Aleksandrov has been dominating junior tournaments in Europe despite being two years younger than most of the competition. Insider watched him play twice in Tel Aviv with the BC Reflex junior team. Did he live up to the hype?

    Chad Ford

    Senior Writer, NBA Insider
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