The deadline for players to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft is just around the corner, and another man has added his name to the mix. According to multiple media reports, Swiss forward Clint Capela has declared for the draft.
Capela is currently averaging 9.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.8 blocks.
There isn’t much information out there on Capela, but ESPN’s Chad Ford recently placed him in the first-round of his mock draft:
Capela has NBA length and athleticism (think Serge Ibaka), but he’s pretty far away from being an NBA player right now. Whether he sticks in Europe for a year or two or comes over now and learns the hard way, getting someone with athletic tools at this point in the draft is worth the gamble.
Capela is just 19-years-old and comes with a 6-foot-11 frame, so he has plenty of room to continue growing as a player.
As Ford stated, there is a chance that he remains in Europe to continue developing his skills, but he’s certainly a prospect that is intriguing teams around the league.