The Long Island Nets selected Boris "Bobo" Dallo, a 6'6" French point guard, with the 14th pick of the D-League Draft. Dallo and his agent confirmed that the 22-year-old will join the Nets D-League team.
Patience is the key , Thanks to the @LongIslandNets and the organisation for having me in the family , All Glory to the man above..— Dallo Boris (@1Bobo2) October 30, 2016
Despite his age, Dallo has extensive experience playing in the Adriatic, French and Euroleagues. At one point considered one of France’s top guard prospects, he has not yet met expectations. Last season, he played for the Antibes Sharks of the French League which produced two NBA draft picks this summer, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot taken in the first round by the 76ers and Isaia Cordinier taken in the second by the Hawks. In a back-up role, he averaged 5.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 53.5 percent overall, but only 20.8 from the arc.
Perhaps more importantly, the Sharks head coach, Julien Espinosa, worked with the Nets coaching staff in summer league this year. It’s difficult to believe the Nets would have invested in Dallo without a recommendation from Espinosa.
Dallo joined Antibes last summer after spending two years with Partizan in Belgrade, Serbia, where as a starter he averaged a little less than four points.
Draft Express wrote of him this year...
French point guard Boris Dallo was a very highly touted prospect early on in his career, but hit a roadblock in his development upon leaving France for Partizan Belgrade, and has struggled to regain his mojo since. Dallo had a solid role for surprising Antibes in Pro A France this year, and showed some impressive quickness offensively, an ability to lock down multiple positions on the other end, and some occasional glimpses as a distributor. His inability to make shots from the perimeter, or even offer a consistent scoring presence, as well as his wild decision making, will be scrutinized closely in Treviso, but it's hard to argue with his physical tools.
Here’s a Euroleague video and interview from his time with Partizan in Belgrade from a year ago. He talks about adapting to a new team and new city.
NetsDaily will have a more detailed report on all the Long Island Nets draft choices but one other selection is likely to get attention: Palpreet Singh Brar. a 6’9” power forward from the Indian national team..
With the draft complete —and with Yogi Ferrell, Egidijus Mockevicius, Beau Beech and Carrick Felix signed, the roster is filling out. The team will now get ready for a hectic schedule of preparation under Ronald Nored, starting Monday at the HSS Training Center.
The L.I. Nets will hold their Media Day at Barclays Center’s practice court Friday morning, then an intrasquad game Saturday afernoon at Long Island Lutheran High School in Glen Head, L.I.. Four days later, on November 9, the team will have its only preseason game, vs. the Westchester Knicks at the Westchester Civic Center before opening vs. the Windy City Bulls in Chicago two days later. The Long Island home opener will take place at Barclays Center on Wednesday afternoon, November 23.
All D-League games are carried on the D-League’s YouTube channel.
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