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exclusivelee
08-05-2015, 06:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cQZyHnfIgU

Tommy went to Greece during the last evaluation period of July to watch the talent at the FIBA U18 Euro Championships. Richard Freudenberg and French wing Killian Tillian were among the top players there.

Listen at 3:30 in this interview (he mentions that Vanderbilt, St. John's, Gonzaga, & Texas are among the schools recruiting him the hardest at the time): http://www.draftexpress.com/article/Richard-Freudenberg-2015-FIBA-U18-European-Championship-Interview-5196/

Richard Freudenberg is currently in the states, making a trip with his mom to visit Vanderbilt and St. John's. Perhaps another trip to Gonzaga will be made in the future.

Here's his strengths via DraftExpress (more at the link (http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Richard-Freudenberg-73259/))


Strengths:
-Excellent size for a wing at 6-8, or possibly even 6-9
-Long arms. Big hands. Frame that should fill out nicely in time
-Smooth and fluid athlete
-Has very smooth shooting mechanics. Elevates off ground with a high release point
-Reliable shooter with feet set
-Intelligent player. Makes extra pass. Did not look out of place here despite only being 16 years old.
-Can put ball down fluidly in a straight line. Shows some athleticism off two feet. Can elevate for finishes from a standstill.

Outlook: Young, tall wing with nice potential as a high IQ floor-spacer. Still at a very early stage of his development. On the college track right now. Will likely pick from Gonzaga, St. John's and Vanderbilt according to what he told us.

Fellow German Isaiah Hartenstein mentioned in his interview that he will not go to college since there is no college that fits his play-style. He did say that the way that Gonzaga plays is closest to what he wanted to do, though: http://www.draftexpress.com/article/Isaiah-Hartenstein-2015-FIBA-U18-European-Championship-Interview-5193/

amaronizag
08-05-2015, 09:52 PM
Ya baby, we can always use more Fahrvergnügen!!!!!

SteelZag
08-05-2015, 11:43 PM
Reminds me of Micah Downs and I'm sure Coach Few could find a spot for him.

His jersey #9 seems to be available and we have plenty of roster spots. :drool:

jazzdelmar
08-06-2015, 05:18 AM
Reminds me of Micah Downs and I'm sure Coach Few could find a spot for him.

His jersey #9 seems to be available and we have plenty of roster spots. :drool:


Tongue in cheek, Steel? Few didn't quite max out Micah. Kid looks good, but so did MM.

hooter73
08-06-2015, 07:37 AM
Vanderbilt, St. John's, & Texas are all pretty good schools for us to compete against for a neat talent like him. That skill set with that size is great at a wing but he's only 16, I'd bet he turns into a power forward/center type hybrid with more weight and another inch or two.

SteelZag
08-06-2015, 07:54 AM
Tongue in cheek, Steel? Few didn't quite max out Micah. Kid looks good, but so did MM.

Sadly, LeBron is the only player I've seen shoot from the bench. I'm thinking once a player goes to the bench, they should just get a recliner as they seem to get swallowed up by a black hole and never return to the floor. Both are still playing in Europe so life can't be all bad. I also believe both players left GU with a lot of miles left on 'em.

SLOZag
08-08-2015, 09:23 PM
A post-St. John's interview:
http://www.rumbleinthegarden.com/st-johns-basketball-recruiting/2015/8/8/9122333/richard-freudenberg-2016-official-visit-st-johns

Not a lot new here. Interview closes as follows: "The Johnnies got the second crack at convincing him after Vanderbilt earlier this week. He's headed up to Boston College for a visit, and then back to Germany. While he also has Texas and Gonzaga on his list, St. John's is in the mix as one of his leaders."