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Ricky Rubio: Breaking Down the Draft's Biggest Mystery

Ricky Rubio is the best basketball talent that all of Europe can offer to the United States.

He is also the single biggest mystery within the 2009 NBA Draft.

In a draft packed with guards, Rubio seems to be the undisputed top draw. His ability to dish the ball out to his teammates are rivaled by none within this year's draft, let alone his own age group.

His ball handling skills are years ahead of his age, who was more than able to hold his own against even USA's "Redeem Team."

Rubio is naturally a point guard, whose vision and playmaking ability are something that many franchises could only hope to have on their roster.

But once again, nobody truly knows how Rubio's game will translate into the NBA.

Rubio has shown very little ability to create plays for himself, depending tremendously on perfectly executed pick-and-rolls.

With the NBA's elite defenders, he'll be very hard-pressed to get enough separation. His perimeter shooting is somewhat mediocre, and his overall lack of athleticism hurts his ability around the basket.

However, at just 19 years of age, remember that Rubio's body is still growing. His potential for success is limitless, while the amount of basketball IQ this "boy" possesses is scary.

Will Ricky Rubio live up to his potential within the NBA?

Or will he become the next big European bust?

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