The FIBA under 20 European Championships featured several very interesting prospects from the 16 teams. Looking at the age groups, Israel’s Deni Avdija was by far the most intriguing one. The 203cm tall forward from Maccabi Tel Aviv was born in January 2001 and with 17 years the youngest player of the whole tournament.
Nevertheless, Avdija showed that he is able to compete with guys being two to three years older than him. He finished the tournament 20th in scoring and 13th in rebounding and was the third-best scorer for his team as Israel brought home the trophy for the first time ever in history.
The 17-year-old impressed offensively with mainly four aspects of his game: he was very aggressive in transition and attacked the basket with his drive off screens, he shot without hesitation from behind the three-point-line and he showed some flashes of his great passing skills. All in all this resulted in a good performance on the offensive end for Avdija.
You can check our full scouting on his offense during the tournament in the video below: