During the last few days, there are rumours related to the possibility of Mike Tobey joining FC Barcelona. I have already read a dozen opinions about him and his potential, while every fan of Barca is trying to judge if he will be good enough for the Euroleague level.
My belief is that the American player with Slovenian citizenship is perfect for Barca, especially now after Nicola Mirotic was ruled out for a couple of months. Even if Mirotic was healthy, the addition of a player like Mike Tobey would have been more than necessary. FC Barcelona needs size and at the same time a good hand from the 3-point line.
Tobey is a solid player, smart, with great discipline on the court, and able to participate with great efficiency in all the moments of the encounter. The best proof of his value is that Slovenia nationalized him to help Luka Doncic, Dragic, Prepelic and the team with his abilities in and outside the arc. A country like Slovenia, with a good basketball tradition, doesn’t bring in mediocre players. They signed before Anthony Randolph which was a key player to win the Eurobasket title back in 2017. Then, when Randolph had some injury problem they found the perfect guy in Mike Tobey.
Another great advantage of signing Tobey is that he knows very well Liga ACB, where he already competed with Valencia Basket at a good level. Tobey is definitely stronger than Sertac Sanli who disappeared in some important games last season disappointing the fans.
Written by Gratian Cormos, a Romanian journalist, book writer, life coach and mentor currently living in the city of Barcelona, Spain.
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