“Walter is a very interesting player,” Ferry said. “If we can help him develop with might have something unique. … He has made great progress over the last several years as it relates to his athleticism. He is a kid who will work hard and do what he needs to do. We felt like with where we were picking it was a very good opportunity for us to try.”
The 7-foot-3, 260-pound Tavares has a 7-foot-9 wingspan. The 21-year-old played last season in Spain’s ACB League and will likely continue to develop overseas. Surely, the Hawks will keep on eye on him and help in his development.