Draft Projection: No. 45: Portland Trail Blazers
Positives: Insider Only
Negatives: Insider Only
Summary: Apr 29 Update: ean-Charles didn't have much buzz heading into the Hoop Summit, but a number of scouts and GMs were impressed by his play in practices. Then the actual game hit and Jean-Charles exploded with 27 points, 13 rebounds, two steals and two blocks.
He was clearly the MVP of the World Team -- doing all of the little things that impressed scouts all week. He's long, athletic, has a nose for the ball, and can score both inside and on the midrange jumper. His terrific motor and versatility have scouts drooling. I think he could sneak into the late first round, too.
Apr 20 Update: Jean-Charles didn't have much buzz heading into the summit, but a number of scouts and GMs have remarked about his play in practices. The French Guyana native doesn't put up big numbers for ASVEL (3.0 PPG, 2.7 RPG in 14 MPG), but his athletic ability and motor have caught scouts' eyes this week. He's a potential second-round pick if he declares for the draft this year.