He may never play a second of high school or collegiate basketball in the United States, but everyone should already starting getting used to the name Robert Bobroczky.
Bobroczky (sadly, no nickname as of yet) is a 15-year-old who currently competes for the U-16 squad at Stella Azzurra, a basketball academy in Rome, Italy. He is 7-foot-6. Let’s face it, that’s what you really need to know. At 7-foot-5, he’s big enough to dominate everyone he plays with and against.
Perhaps most impressive is Bobroczky already nuanced mid-range game. He has a dependable turnaround jumper from the elbow (which is above may defenders’ head) and equally impressive court vision for his teammates as they cut into the post.
Those skills should ensure that Bobroczky remains a versatile talent right up until he becomes NBA Draft eligible. If the early returns on Kristaps Porzingis are any indication, Bobroczky could very well be the next big thing as soon as he’s on these shores.