NBA Draft 2013: Who Is Lucas Nogueria?

As we are just a little less than a week away from the NBA draft the Sixers sit with the 11th pick. There have been a few names attached to them and one of them is Lucas Nogueira. Nogueira is a 20-year old Center from Brazil that is a project who draws comparisons to Marcus Camby and Joakim Noah. He played 14 minutes a game for  Estudiantes averaging 5 points and 3 rebounds a game. Nogueira has a 7’6 wingspan, quick reflexes and a soft touch around the rim. He runs well and is good in transition, which would fit well with this Sixer team. His defense still needs improvement but according to scouts he has improved significantly over the past six months. Kelly Olynyk may be more pro ready then Nogueira, but in the long run the young Brazilian may end up being the better pick.


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