The San Antonio Spurs are perhaps one of the best NBA franchises at finding overseas talent. From Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and even Luis Scola, the Spurs have proven they have a knack for discovering foreign talent.
Recently, the Men’s 18-year old European Championship was held in Lithuania and guess which team had scouts in the stands looking for possible new talent? The Spurs.
From July 22 – Aug.1, the European championship for 18-year old players was held in the Siemens Arena and Lietuvos Ryto Arena in Vilnius.
The championship was observed by many NBA scouts who were looking for new stars. The new talent searchers for the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Houston Rockets (the scout of the latter club is Arturas Karnisovas, former player of the Lithuanian national team) were carefully noting each move on the court of would-be NBA legends. (source baltictimes.com)
Hopefully the Spurs’ scouts found a future player for the Spurs in Lithuania.