Friday, June 22, 2007

Its official, "Skita" is the buzz word for this years NBA draft. As in, who will be the next 'Skita:' an unknown international player with undeniable talent and raw skills but no experience, who looks incredible in workouts and is subsequently drafted high in the first round but goes on to suffer a brief and forgettable career.

From Nikoloz Tskitishvili's Wikipedia page: Tskitishvili is widely considered to be a major draft bust.

ESPN Sports writer Bill Simmons claimed that Tskitishvili is "the worst-case scenario for any foreign pick" in the NBA.

Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen calls him, "Nikoloz Tskitishvili--a workout prodigy who doesn't know how to play.

Skita had all the tools but never quite put it all together. Although he was followed by Darko and Kwame, Skita is now, officially, the definitive draft bust.

The 2007 NBA Draft is Thursday.

EDIT (7/26): Scooped! SI just named Skita #1 on its list of all-time draft busts.

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TW said...