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    Quote Originally Posted by yogaflame View Post
    He might idolize LBJ but I see more of the Greek freak on his style of play.
    Dribbling style and body motions look similar to Leandro Barbossa, but minus the lightning quick explosiveness

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    I hope they can have set plays where the kid will get a ball screen at the top of the key and will let him make a read on the defense. Will develop his ball-handling, passing and decision-making skills in 1 go. so much potential for this kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dotch View Post
    Dribbling style and body motions look similar to Leandro Barbossa, but minus the lightning quick explosiveness
    I hope he can become a good shooter like Barbossa. Barbossa has a decent three point shooting stats.
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    After Kai sotto, lopez is the next homegrown filipino player who have the highest chance to play in nba.

    I guess Lebron lopez is following the path of Kai. After he ends up with eaglets, he will join a prep school in US.

    Any prep school will do. But TSF will be the best option because of Kai.

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    People might think this is me hating but I don't think Lopez stands out in his position should he move stateside. Sure, nothing's impossible but I think Kai's a better bet to make the NBA. There are taller and more athletic wings in the US. Kai, on the other hand, I think is more special in the sense that he's big, quite agile, and is very skilled for his size. Would love to be wrong on Lopez tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubidub View Post
    People might think this is me hating but I don't think Lopez stands out in his position should he move stateside. Sure, nothing's impossible but I think Kai's a better bet to make the NBA. There are taller and more athletic wings in the US. Kai, on the other hand, I think is more special in the sense that he's big, quite agile, and is very skilled for his size. Would love to be wrong on Lopez tho.
    Most people believe that Kai has the better chance to make it to the league. It’s true that Lopez won’t stand out as much in states since there are many guards and forwards with similar or even better physical attributes and skills. It would still be nice to see more local talents like him make the move overseas though. He’ll more than likely become a far better player than if he just continued to play the same opposition back home. I guess we’ll have a better idea about whether or not he has the potential to be an NBA player in the next couple years.

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    Honestly I look at the top high school kids and guys in the top 100 and while his skills are still improving I think he’d standout from a physical standpoint. Don’t know his wingspan but it looks very long and he’s pretty athletic one foot jumper with speed with a solid build, scouts would look at the upside on him

    This stood out to me but at 0:41
    https://youtu.be/xRe5oL7teeA

    How little space he needed and in traffic too to get up and block that shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone7 View Post
    Most people believe that Kai has the better chance to make it to the league. It’s true that Lopez won’t stand out as much in states since there are many guards and forwards with similar or even better physical attributes and skills. It would still be nice to see more local talents like him make the move overseas though. He’ll more than likely become a far better player than if he just continued to play the same opposition back home. I guess we’ll have a better idea about whether or not he has the potential to be an NBA player in the next couple years.
    Exactly, if kobe paras and ray parks tried, why not lopez.

    If lopez will train in US, they will develop him. And after that we can assess if he has potential.

    He will be rank naman by espn,rivals,247 if he has potential

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    There are instances that Lopez just settle for a 3-point shot(ill-advised shot) instead of penetrating to the basket just like KG Canaleta..
    that's why he has to train abroad or bus least get very a trainer for him here or he might end up like Canaleta.
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    https://sports.abs-cbn.com/uaap/news...s-ateneo-65516


    UAAP 82: Lebron Lopez takes flight after taking talents to Ateneo

    Norman Lee Benjamin Riego

    Francis Lopez decided to leave behind greener pastures.

    And interestingly enough, that turned out to be the right decision.

    Not even a year after transferring from La Salle Green Hills to Ateneo de Manila High School, Lopez is already making a name for himself as one of the most promising prospects in the Philippines.

    Putting up per game counts of 16.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks, all while lengthening his highlight reel, the 6-foot-4 big-bodied forward is the undisputed breakout star of the UAAP 82 Boys Basketball Tournament.

    Along with that, he is proving to be only worthy of being "Lebron" - a nickname he himself coined, apparently. "I just thought about it kasi mga dunks ko during practice, look like LeBron's," he shared.

    He then continued, "He's my favorite player, for sure."

    All of this, after a lost year as a Junior Blazer where he averaged 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 3.4 minutes. More than that, he only saw action in 10 of their 22 games in all.

    Not long after that season, Lopez chose to move forward. "That summer, Coach Ford [Arao] recruited me. He told me na sayang na bench lang ako and kung dito sa Ateneo, we're gonna use you," he said.

    He then continued, "Sabi rin niya, maganda future mo rito not only in basketball, but academics din."

    As it turns out, all he needed to turn it on was a little faith.

    And Ateneo head coach Reggie Varilla and Coach Ford were nothing but happy to give not just a little, but their full faith.

    "Si Coach Reggie and Coach Ford, kinausap ako nung una pa lang na kahit 'di ako masyado nagamit sa GH, they believe in me," he said. "Dito, sa practice pa lang, sinasabi nilang go hard na dapat kasi magiging ganun din sa game."

    In turn, the Filipino-Angolan has done nothing but return their trust - joining forces with fellow transferee Josh Lazaro and floor leader Forthsky Padrigao to make sure the Blue Eaglets continued their contention even without 7-foot-2, 17-year-old Kai Sotto.

    And without a doubt, Lopez has come far from his days suiting up for Augustinian Abbey School in Las Pinas and from his days sitting at the end of the LSGH bench.

    "Honestly, I was really down that time kasi during practice, I was giving everything I got, pero pagdating sa game, wala talaga," he said.

    He then continued, "Very thankful ako sa nangyari ngayon. Sa Ateneo, hindi lang naman basketball habol ko rito, but also academics because I'm also thinking about my future."

    At the same time, while he's already making waves, the 16-year-old is also well aware that he still has a long way to go. As he put it, "I really wanna show everything I got. I hope to keep doing that."

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    We lost Kobe today..this is a bit OT but this Lebron Kid right here should have competitive attitude of the greats Kobe,Jordan and Lebron and no less for him to become really successful.
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    Back to back impressive games for Lopez counting his game yesterday where he finished with 17 pts. while hitting 3 triples. Back to back wins for the Eaglets as well.
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    I think Lopez is better and has more potential than Annuevo of FEU but Annuevo has a more unique skill set.

    Lopez looks like your prototypical wing while Annuevo has a lot of a modern combo forward potential. He has good vision and his Gait resembles Giannis. He can't really score but has nice defensive and offensive versatility

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex07 View Post

    Please do it, if he does this not just NCAA he might have a shot to go beyond

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex07 View Post
    I hope they notice also our other young local talent with lot of potentials like demasana, lazaro et al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlon View Post
    I hope they notice also our other young local talent with lot of potentials like demasana, lazaro et al
    as i mention on the other thread will this coincide with the u16 this march?

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