Hawks Select Marcus Eriksson 50th Overall

The Hawks have continued their trend of draft and stashing European prospects in the second round. It saves the team money and the team is starting to build a European farm system of sorts. Marcus Eriksson is a sharpshooter out of Sweden who sat out last season due to a torn ACL. He’s 6’7″ and has shot for a high percentage from beyond the arc in Europe. In the 2012-13 season, he averaged over 50% from 3. It looks like Eriksson may have some potential as a sharpshoooting role player in the NBA. He’s still just 20 years old, and he will stay overseas to build his game:

You can see his highlight video below:

Yea, he can shoot.

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