Giant Euro teen has hoops scouts queuing

13:28, Aug 01 2014

At the age of 13, Robert Bobroczky is taller than any player in the NBA and, not surprisingly, has basketball scouts queuing for his signature.

The Romanian beanpole, at 2.26 metres, has been labelled Europe's tallest teenager.

Tanzania's Hasheem Thabeet, a team-mate of Kiwi Steven Adams at the Oklahoma City Thunder, is currently the tallest NBA player at 2.21m.

There have been only 20 players in NBA history 2.21m or taller.

Romanian reports said Bobroczky had been growing at a rate of 10 centimetres a year and had the genes from his 2.17m father, Zigmond, who plays basketball.

Madrid and Barcelona clubs have reportedly been courting the youngster, as has an undisclosed NBA franchise.

Bobroczky recently joined Italian team Stella Azzurra Rome and footage has emerged of him getting some one-on-one training there, working under a hoop that he can almost touch without jumping.

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