According to Spanish newspaper Diario de Sevilla, George Felton, San Antonio Spurs Director of College Player Personnel, went on a scouting trip throughout Spain this summer, scouting some of the brightest young international players.
Reportedly one of his stops was in San Pablo to take a closer look at Tomas Satoransky, a 19-year-old shooting guard from the Czech Republic.
Satoransky is one of the more highly regarded 20 and under players in Europe and was sixth in scoring in the U20 tournament this summer, averaging 15.8 points to go along with six rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.6 steals.
According to eurohopes.com, Satoransky has some room to grow, but has a great skillset to grow on.
Satoransky is a skinny, athletic play-maker with excellent size at 6-6. He gets off the floor extremely well and can really finish around the rim, but is most notable for his excellent feel for the game, as he sees the floor incredibly well and is an absolutely spectacular dunker. Tomas mixed in a strong first step with excellent footwork and some spin-moves, showing great fluidity and coordination to go along with his nice size. Although he didn’t always have the strength to finish his moves inside. He plays with a strong winning spirit, looking highly unselfish, yet still being very active, even if his perimeter shooting needs to improve.
Satoransky plays point guard in Europe, but he has the size to play shooting guard if he improves his perimeter game and bulks up a bit.
The Spurs have tapped into Europe to build their team for the last decade and it looks like they won’t be stopping any time soon.
It may be a little too soon for Satoransky, but don’t be too surprised if the Spurs turn heads by drafting another skinny 19-year old point guard from Europe.