The dream of many basketball players to play in the world’s largest basketball league, the NBA. And with that in mind, Gui Santos lives up to those expectations on the eve of the Draft, on Thursday.
At the age of 19, the Minas defender is in the United States, in preparation for recruitment, since the Minas Gerais team left the 2021/2022 season.
A native of Brasilia, the son of Deivisson Santos, a former basketball player, Gui Santos, a native of Minas, is out in his fourth season as a professional and, again, was awarded. In addition to the Super 8 Cup winner in January 2022, he was named the sixth best person in the NBB – a competition in which the Minas-tennis team took third place.
“Last season when I was at Minas it was very good, we won the Super 8 title, third place in the NBB and the Champions League. Minas’ own projects continue to change, but I am very grateful to the club he has. For me for almost five years. “I have nothing to complain about Minas, the best club”, he said. supersports.
“There is violence, everything, but he always gives me tips, telling me what I should do, like a game, different from FIBA basketball. It has been a great experience, helping me especially in this court case,” Gui said of support from colleagues. .
as a draft
There will be 60 nominees, divided into two rounds of 30 options, with a total of 149 – 14 players working outside the United States, and 135 will arrive from North American colleges.
“For me, any team that organizes me, that gives me a chance, I know I will work hard, I will do as much as I can. So, naturally, the importance of the team increases more and more, as it did in Minas. “, says the player, who turns 20 on the eve of the draft.
“Yes, there are players I dream of playing with, who are young players that I think I can play with. Jayson Tatum and Luka Doncic. They are the two I most admire.”
Gui Santos Development
The defender, who stands at 2.02 meters and 95 kilograms, says he has a lot to improve: “I’m tall, I play 2nd, but I think I still have a lot to improve in the game, those. And I’ve been working hard on that, especially. be more prepared for these coming international challenges “.
“The message I am leaving for the Brazilians is that we are changing. The NBB has been changing a lot, with increasing cooperation with the NBA, and that is what it needs. Great potential.