NBA Draft 2015: The Young Players Showcase Their Skills in the Summer League Playoffs

By Meghna Subhedhar | 1 year ago
NBA Draft 2015: The Young Players Showcase Their Skills in the Summer League Playoffs

The summer league playoffs went on to show that the NBA is going to showcase some major young talent this year. Read on for more details.

According to Kpopstarz, the rookies looked promising in the summer league playoffs. The top ten picks went on to show that they deserved their respective positions.


There is no denying that Karl Anthony Towns deserved the top spot. He is known to be a two-way player with a high basketball IQ and a strong work ethic. This guy has star written all over him. Many websites are predicting that he would be an important contributor in Minnesota even early on. This freshman from Kentucky has got talent by the busload.

Not to be outdone, LA Lakers have their own trump card. D’Angelo Russell. The boy doesn’t have strength, but he absolutely makes it up with superior skills. Ohio State’s got to be proud of this little star.

Jahlil Okafor’s powerful hands are going to make Philadelphia proud. The point is the fresh talent may be the shiniest this season. Even imports like Kristaps Porzingis and Mario Hezonja showed good spirit and talent in the summer league playoffs. The NBA 2015 draft of the top ten picks shows why these kids were picked.

The Croatian Mario Hezonja got the most attention this season. He showcased his offensive skills and athleticism this season. “Sports Illustrated’”s Chris Mannix said that these qualities will help him outshine others.

“He can take it to the basket, he can finish at the rim; he wants to dunk on opponents,” Mannix.

Many are comparing Hezonja to Kobe Bryant. Luke Duffy of “Hoops Habit” is cautious in his praise, though.

“I truly dislike those Kobe Bryant comparisons that floated around the internet at the time of the draft. But what I will say is, like Kobe, you are drawn towards watching him play,” Duffy wrote.

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