Basketball star Justus Hollatz from the Hamburg Towers reports for the NBA draft – basketball

The NBA is every basketball player’s dream. A year ago, Towers figurehead Justus Hollatz (20) tested his market value and signed up for the draft, but withdrew shortly before. Now the national player dares the second attempt!

Adviser Dragan Jankovski (41) has put his protégé back on the list for the annual player award. The event takes place on June 23rd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn/NY.

“It’s important for me to get feedback from the scouts – that way I know what I need to work on to improve my chances,” explains Hollatz (contract in Hamburg is expiring).

Because formally, NBA clubs are only allowed to contact him if he is on the list. However, Hollatz emphasizes: “If there is no guarantee for an NBA commitment, then we can have the name deleted again this year.” The deadline ends on June 1st.

However, one thing is clear: the competition in the USA is huge for Hollatz’ position as a point guard. In addition, his throw can be improved.

Towers colleague Caleb Homesley (25) still believes that “Juice” has a chance: “I’m happy for him. That’s a big step. Justus has some advantages for his position: his height (1.94 m, dR ed.). In addition, it is fascinating how he plays passes and involves others. That stands out.”

The strengths of Hamburg’s homegrown player (passing game, defence) make him particularly interesting for top European clubs. Jankovski received various inquiries. Bayern and champion Alba Berlin reported from Germany. Playing time (22.06 minutes per game) and the trust of the coach speak for another year with the towers.

Coach Pedro Calles praises his model student: “When I started here a year and a half ago, I remember a young player with talent. Now I see a man on the field who not only plays with talent, but with greater responsibility, carrying the team. I like that the most.”

The decision will be made after the season.



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