“I don’t think he’s focused on Europe right now,” Pastner said. “I think he’s focused on domestic.”
Not making the combine is a setback, but Alvarado is well-versed in beating the odds. For instance, Tech was his only ACC scholarship offer, yet he developed into the ACC’s defensive player of the year this past season. He has a resolute backer in Florida State assistant coach Charlton Young, a former Tech assistant.
“I tell every NBA team to bring him to camp,” said Young, speaking at a high-school recruiting camp Friday in Bartow County. “He’ll make your team.”