Usman Garuba continues to gain followers within the world that is responsible for choosing the next stars of the NBA. The Draft 2021 is coming up, it will be held on the 29th of this month at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and the Madrid’s options are rising like foam.
Not because it was obvious, what we commented in these lines a few days ago was going to cease to be true: the exposure of the Games and, mainly, of the friendly against the United States in Las Vegas could multiply the eyes placed on him and it has been. He was one of those in charge of defending Kevin Durant, the best player in the team led by Gregg Popovich and who was not the best against Spain, and that also helped scouts to see first-hand the value he has for his only 19 years.
Chad Ford, a journalist linked to ESPN in recent years and now on his own, assures on his website that Garuba impressed analysts by what was said above and that he rises positions in the idea of many of them after seeing it. The previous ones were giving him between 15th and 25th place, so it can be agreed that he will fight to be between 10th and 20th in the appointment in a week’s time.
There is still more to see Garuba before he is elected. Spain debuts the 26 against Japan and also play the 29 against Argentina. There will be two opportunities, even with Juancho Hernangómez limping from his injury, to see Usman with important minutes and on a great stage.