Overseas, Video / Oct 14, 2011 / 10:30 am

Great Britain’s Devon van Oostrum Is The Next Ricky Rubio

Looking for the next European point guard sensation? We’ve found him. Devon van Oostrum is currently ranked as the top PG in Europe born in 1993, and is the youngest player to ever represent Great Britain at a senior level. A walking highlight reel, the kid they simply call DVO is legit, and hopefully we’ll see him suiting up in the NBA in the next few years. The following video is is the best stuff our friends at Hoopsfix got of him on tape this summer.



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  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHoliday

    Why the hell are we comparing people to Ricky Rubio now?

  • Trey Bing Bay

    So if he’s the next Rubio, he’ll get drafted and then refuse to play for the team he’s drafted to for a year? Ahaa, i see the resemblance now.

    To be honest he looks better than Rubio already. He is playing against kids his age but still, he looks good.

    Also van Oostrum? He’s British? Really? I guess he has Dutch parents.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Aron Phillips

    @KHoliday

    Because he’s been Europe’s great PG prospect for years.

    @Trey Bing Bay

    He’s Dutch-born, but Sheffield-raised.

  • asmaticasiatic33

    Definitely seems to be more explosive than rubio and have more range. Decent handle as well, does not seem to have the crazy speed and quickness that scouts seem to feel is necessary to be an NBA level pg. On that note wish there was youtube and sites like this when I was coming up, would have been the diference…lmao

  • Shiptar

    well he is 18 years old.. if he was good, he should be playing basketball in some serious league with senior competition (like the other prospects his age!!), not with the juniors!

  • KCL

    Looks pretty legit for 18 and I definetly think he’s better than rubio, his shot looks much better. I think he’ll have problems against nba defense and athleticism, he looks a lil slow for nba level

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHoliday

    @Aron Phillips, I have a problem with someone being a “great PG prospect FOR YEARS” unless they are in college. Show and prove on the grand stage. If you are ready, you are ready. I honestly still dont see why Rubio is so special. I know numbers dont tell everything, but aside from him averaging 6.5 points and shooting 22% from 3 in 2010-11, he does nothing extremely well. He’s a good passer (flashy which ppl like), but besides that, what does he bring to the table that makes teams go nuts over him?

  • http://www.dimemag.com Aron Phillips

    @KHoliday

    I’d love to see this kid go up against a guy like Austin Rivers. I feel like that would tell us everything we need to know.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHoliday

    @Aron Phillips

    Now that’s something we definitely can agree on. Not saying overseas talent isn’t NBA worthy, but it doesnt always translate well. I’d like to see him against top talent from our side of the water! We don’t need another “Darko in Detroit” walking around collecting checks and rings because he was a “prospect”

  • http://www.hoopsfix.com Sam

    @Shiptar

    What you’ve just done is the equivalent of watching a video of Kevin Durant at Rucker and saying “if he was any good he would be playing in a serious league with legitimate competition instead of against some scrubs in a park.”

    Go do research and learn some facts.

  • beiber newz

    i hate skeptics sometimes…

  • jkidd5

    Looks like a more atlhetic nash to me, but he got hops

  • derik

    players like Josh Selby would’ve kill him, some how this kid might fall into first round like Rubio, and Selby falls to 49th pick… Sasha Vujačić was drafted number 27th in the 2004 draft, and Trevor Ariza was drafted 43rd, I wondered how that happened?

  • da real

    cosign Derik, HOWEVER this kis IS White and he isnt american so there are different standards (as dumb as that is). i only had to watch 50 seconds to see that this kid is better than Rubio. his development will be interesting to follow

  • Donkihot

    @Sam

    I agree with Shiptar. if he was soo good,he would be playing in Spain or Euroleague. Competition in England is very weak.
    Durant is proven basketball player. He plays for his soul in Rucker park when he has time off.

  • http://www.hoopsfix.com Sam

    @Donkihot

    You are completely missing the point I was making about Durant. Like Shiptar, you are clearly making comments about a player without having any idea about what they are doing/what the have done.

    Devon IS playing in Spain. Devon left England when he was in his early teens, signing a contract with ACB side Caja Laboral. He has just been loaned out to LEB Gold side Tarragona for the season. He played for the GB senior side this summer, being the second youngest player competing in Eurobasket.

    Just because the video shows him playing against U20s doesn’t mean that is ALL he does-it just means it all that was featured in this video. See the bigger picture.

  • Shiptar

    @Sam

    clearly you have no idea about european basketball. Over here if you are 18 years old and you are considered as great talent, you already play in the Euroleague and not in some lower division leagues!!
    And please dont give him being part of Great Britain’s national team as an argument, because GB has so little talented players and the national team is very weak. Basketball is as popular in the GB as for instance cricket is in the US.

  • M

    This guy looks better than Rubio. Lets see if he can play some D and how he goes against the older folks

  • http://www.justballin.com.au/ M

    Actually I just saw Sam’s post about him playing in Spain etc. I’d love to see this kid in the NBA.

    Looks to be just as athletic as Fridette but looks like a PG and not a combo guard.

  • http://www.geturweightup.com Chicagorilla

    @AP

    Why would he need to go up against Austin Rivers? Its not like Rivers play any kind of a defense. Wouldn’t you want to see the kid be challenged on both ends?

    The kid looks quick, has hops, don’t know how tall he is, but looks to be about 6’2-6’4. Has decent form on his jumper although i think that may be suspect.
    I didn’t see any defensive highlights though. That says something.