Willy Hernangomez: “Most college players won’t do as well as Doncic is doing in Europe”

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Alex Madrid

25/Jan/18 17:25


Willy Hernangomez praised Luka Doncic and said he considers him a Top 3 Pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez talked about Luka Doncic and said that few college players would be able to perform like him in Europe.

I played with him, he’s really a talented guy. I think people in The States don’t understand how difficult it is to play in European League when you’re 19 years old and playing against 30-year-olds and be the best. Most of the players in college won’t do as well as he is doing in Europe. For him, he’s a top three in the draft this year. He’s my friend. I have a great relationship with him,” Doncic said per New York Post.

The Spanish international center also mentioned that he would be surprised if Doncic, a potential No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, won’t be among the first three options.

He’s a 2, 3, he can play point guard and he’s really smart, talented. He can shoot. He will really improve because he’s a kid. If you know Petrovic, he was amazing. He’s kind of a player like him. All the European guys in the NBA are excited for him to play here.”

Hernangomez’s comments about his teammate in Real Madrid came after Tuesday’s 123 – 112 New York Knicks loss to the Golden State Warriors. He spent 18 minutes in that game, scoring 8 points and dishing out a season-high 5 assists.

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