Amsterdam (The Netherlands) has been an amazing grounds that has developed some really amazing talent and just the past week I had the honor of seeing numerous talented player (The Dutch National B Team) practice at Sporthallen Zuid.
During this past week, I had the pleasure to especially meet and get to know Julius van Sauers (former Apollo BC youth development player) even though it was a small glimpse of what he could do.
Julius is more than just a talented wing or a ball-handling big, he has a certain vision that once utilized can impact a team deeply. His decision making, hard work, and communication are points that make him stand out and more than anything his shot mechanics are well established. Coming out of a school such as LIU, Julius has made good use of his time playing college ball and understanding what it takes to not just lead by example but also put in hard work on a steady basis.
Across 4 years of college, Julius has managed to build up the following stats line:
Tallinn Kalev is led by former NBA Draft pick (1996 1st round 25th) Martin Muursepp. Coach “Sepp” has a very good knack for working with players such as Julius and no doubt will make use of the skillset that is going to keep on growing.
Here are some highlights of Julius van Sauers courtesy of InStat Basketball:
Julius on Offense:
Julius on Defense