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Eugene Teague - C, 6'9, 270
Signed in Turkey - Signed with Turk Telekom
       Date of birth: 12/02/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Seton Hall
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

28th June, 2014 France Signed a one year contract with Evreux.
19th March, 2015 France Left Evreux.
25th March, 2015 Argentina Signed for the remainder of the season with Atletico Argentino Junin.
3rd September, 2015 Greece Signed a one year contract with Trikalla.
19th January, 2016 Greece Left Trikalla.
20th January, 2016 Belgium Signed for the remainder of the season with Leuven Bears.
29th August, 2016 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Turk Telekom.
When: Where:
2009 - 2011 Southern Illinois (NCAA)
2011 - 2014 Seton Hall (NCAA)
June 2014 - March 2015 Evreux (France, ProB)
March 2015 - June 2015 Junin (Argentina)
September 2015 - January 2016 Trikalla (Greece)
January 2016 - June 2016 Leuven Bears (Belgium)
August 2016 - present Turk Telekom (Turkey, TBL)
From blog:

   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 1: NCAA Centres

Eugene Teague loves what he does.

Eugene Teague, Seton Hall, Senior, 6'9 270lbs

2013/14 stats: 26.2 mpg, 11.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 0.6 bpg, 0.9 apg, 0.6 spg, 3.2 fpg, 1.9 TOpg, 59.3% FG, 69.7% FT

Teague's game is defined by his physique. At 6'9 and 270lbs - and having often been a lot heavier than that - Teague is immensely strong, always powerful, and certainly not fast. It is not necessarily the most conditioned 270lbs, only really getting into semi decent shape as a senior, and on both ends of the court, the size is both a blessing and a curse.

Camping exclusively in the paint, the immensely strong Teague is able to get position and power through people in a way just not often found at this level. He has decent footwork and good touch around the basket, seals off his man and catches and finishes, or posts and turns to a right handed hook shot. He knows how to create and finish in the post, with good defensive reads, patience, and an effective head fake. Whilst limited to two or three dribbles, Teague can also get past his man to the basket if they are as slow of foot as he is, or if they defend him too closely (which, considering Teague's lack of a jumpshot away from the basket, would be an odd thing to do). Teague is always creating a passing angle for his guards and fighting for position, an extremely efficient option on the interior every trip down who can also dive to the basket after screens and pass well the interior, as long as you don't mind the occasional. And it is all availed by the size and strength.

This size of course creates problems defensively. With so little of a vertical leap, Teague is not a rim protector around the basket, does not defend the perimeter well, and is a liability against speedy opponents whom he can only foul. He will shove people around in the paint and pursue the ball as best he can for one so slow, yet these too lead to high foul yields - for the most part, his defense is limited to standing in the paint with his hands up. Furthermore, being a below-the-rim player can lead to Teague getting smothered by long and athletic defenders - the fat and strength only works up to a point.

Teague, then, is something of a situational player. But if he is only used as such, he can be effective. And if he is only used as such, the foul rates matter far less.

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Signed in Turkey


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