Underrated International Prospects

High School

Posted On: 03/16/18 2:48 PM

Przemek Zygmunciak, Arlington Country Day School

The 6-foot-1 sharpshooter established himself as a reliable 3-point ace for head coach Terrel Eskridge. Playing a post-graduate schedule at the tradition-rich SIAA (and now defunct) program, Zygmunciak averaged 12 points and three assists.

He expanded his offensive repertoire, going from a shooter and a facilitator to an all around scorer and facilitator. He improved incrementally with his 3-point shooting and developed a tighter handle this past season. His ability to knock down corner treys and his quicker release makes him an appealing choice as the 2019 prospect looks to prolong his basketball career.

Jonathon Dos Anjos, Victory Rock Prep

At 6-foot-8, 195 pounds, Dos Anjos has a high motor and explosive finishing ability. He prospers in the open court and has developed a tight handle for a forward. While his freakish athleticism and efficiency as an above the rim finisher differentiate Dos Anjos, the Brazilian boasts a smooth mid-range game and an adeptness at scoring through traffic.

His rim to rim game and ability to convert turnovers into transition buckets made him a quintessential piece of Victory Rock’s hellfire attack. While he’s got several mid-major options, Dos Anjos oozes of high major athleticism and upside.

Milan Stakic, NTSI Orlando

At 7-foot-2, Stakic certainly has the size to be an imposing figure. While his effort and focus has improved dramatically, the Bosnian native has the soft and feathery touch from 15-20 feet out. He’s become more of a mobile big, having shed close to 40 pounds since he first stepped foot on U.S. soil.

If he can continue to develop and become more physical in the trenches, he’s got the potential to be an impactful big (with a European style game) at the Division-I level.

One program that’s actively pursuing Stakic has been Marshall. The program recently ramped up its frontline with 6-foot-10 DePaul transfer Levi Cook. Adding Stakic, should he pan out, would give them a formidable interior.

He’s still developing a back to the basket game and refining his one-on-one game. He has plenty of upside due to the advanced skill set the Class of 2018 post graduate brings.

Mayoum Mayoum, DME Academy

The hard-driving 6-foot-4 guard has an engine that never seems to tail off. He’s reaped the rewards of playing disciplined and displayed an innate ability to barrel to the rim. His toughness and willingness to withstand the brutal hits at the rim was notable this season, as he emerged into a key scoring threat.

Expect the Class of 2020 prospect to ascend the rankings as he continues to develop ball skills and become a more reliable shooter. Has plenty of upside for a DME team that bounced back following a dismal down season last year.

Lawrence Slim, Scotland Campus Sports

At 6-foot-7 and high level 3-point shooting ability, Slim certainly has the attributes to play low-major Division-I basketball. He’s got a quick release and can spot and up and stick from way, way beyond the confines of the arc. He’s developed into a stronger presence, though he still needs to be more active on the glass at times.

Slim, who played alongside a big front line, has the look of a big two guard or a three at the next level. The Amsterdam, Holland native has adapted to the differences of the American game by adjusting to the speed and increased physicality required.

Abdoul Ndao, Scotland Campus Sports

As a long and wiry 6-foot-7 forward, Ndao is promising for his athleticism and ability to finish. He’s got a face-up game that has garnered notice this year. As he continues to develop and incorporate one on one moves, expect Ndao to emerge into a late blooming prospect.

Alex Diaz, Arlington Country Day

A long and wiry 6-foot-8 forward, Diaz entered the season as an extremely raw project. With his incremental improvement and flashes of promise, Diaz is regarded as a high-upside prospect. He averaged 12 points and eight boards this season, playing a traditionally powerful SIAA schedule. His ability to adapt to the physicality of the American game and protect the rim were notable factors.

Yoro Sidibe, First Love

At 6-foot-7 and possessing an advanced backcourt skill set, Sidibe is a versatile recruit who can score the ball in a variety of ways. He’s a reliable on-ball defender as a guard/forward, with active hands and an unwavering defensive focus. Long and athletic, Sidibe has the overall skill-set and upside to play at the Division-I level.

Joel Ntambwe, Aspire Academy

Versatility has been a weapon for the UNLV bound point forward, who at 6-foot-8 creates a matchup migraine with his ability to orchestrate offense. Ntambwe is able to exploit mismatches by taking smaller defenders into the post and finishing. While the category of his game that needs tweaking is his jump shot and 3-point game, Ntambwe is an asset for his ability to guard multiple positions.

Allan Rose, The Conrad Academy

While the 6-foot-3, 155-pound Class of 2020 guard needs to add muscle to a spindly frame, he’s got high level 3-point shooting acumen. He’s got the potential to be a 3-point specialist at a high level. Rose’s IQ and on-court awareness are strengths. The France native needs to improve on his body (making the weight room a livelihood is a necessity) and attacking the rim with consistency, scoring through traffic/contact.