Category: Draft Talk
With the first pick of the second round, the Bucks drafted Damien Inglis (think French: DAH-me-en inn-GLISS), an 18-year-old from France. Inglis is a big burly kid with a 6’8″, 240 lb. frame and a 7’3″ wingspan. Despite his size, he possesses strong ball skills and has long hands. Operating as a point forward, he racked up turnovers at a fairly high clip, but he is described by most as having a high basketball IQ.
Bucks management likely got a good look at Inglis at the Nike Hoop Summit back in April. In picking an 18-year-old, general manager John Hammond picked young for the fourth straight year, following on the heels of Tobias Harris, Doron Lamb, and of course, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
No word yet on whether the Bucks will try to bring Inglis on board this season, or whether he will play in Europe for another year or two. With Giannis, John Hammond set a precedent for getting his young players in right away. (Update: John Hammond said the Bucks are planning on putting him on the roster for 2014-15.)
With any luck, the young man — who is already nearly the size of LeBron James — is still growing.