Adidas recently released its official roster for EUROCAMP, the most prestigious international pre-NBA Draft event. Only two American high school players were invited to the three-day camp; IMG Academy’s Boubacar Moungoro was one of the two selected. Measuring in at 6’6”, the small forward from Mali, Africa will have the chance to play before scouts and GMs from the NBA and Euroleague in Teviso, Italy June 8-10. Eligible for the NBA Draft in 2014, Moungoro could potentially play in the professional circuit this upcoming year.
Moungoro received a scholarship from the Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation to begin training at IMG Academy in 2010. Along with other top prospects such as Miami’s Kenny Kadji and Illinois' Brandon Paul, he recently participated in the IMG Academy NBA Combine Training program to increase his stock.
According to head skill trainer Dan Barto, Moungoro has leveraged his experience at IMG Academy to create this opportunity by improving his shooting and changing his body.
“He’s one of the fastest, most athletic players we’ve ever had here and now he’s turning that raw athleticism into basketball skill and a better understanding of the game, and even the English language,” Barto said. “Three years ago, nobody even knew he existed.”