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After a roller coaster rookie year, San Antonio Spurs' Nando De Colo is making the most of his EuroBasket 2013 playing time, in preparation for the 2013-14 NBA season.
The 26-year-old De Colo’s off-season has been a busy one. From the shooting guard experiment in Las Vegas Summer League, to his time with the French national team, it’s obvious that the sophomore guard is eager to prove himself in the NBA.
But the thought of not responding to coach Vincent Collet's call did not cross his mind, as for him playing for France goes hand-in-hand with his personal development.
"This summer I wanted to come to the national team because since three-four years we've been working together and we want to do something important for our country."
"I also try to work on myself, to improve and be prepared for next season too, and I can do both at the same time.
De Colo’s ambitious playmaking,...
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