With recent news that Croatian star Dario Saric will be withdrawing from the draft, according to Michael McNamara of BourbonStreetShots.com, Giannis Antetokounmpo has become the new international prize.
Playing in Greece's second division, nobody is quite sure just how his game is going to translate.
But if you've seen him in action, you know the level of competition he's currently facing has no effect on his long-term potential. At 6'9'', he's got a legitimate point guard's handle. I'm not quite sure he knows what to do with it just yet, but Antetokounmpo has plenty of time on his side.
He's the ultimate gambler's pick. Whoever drafts Antetokounmpo might either get a star or a dud. Saric's decision to skip this year's draft might allow Antetokounmpo to take his spot as a potential early first-round treasure.
He'll be playing for Greece's under-20 team against Croatia at this year's Eurocamp, which will be a great opportunity for him to make a statement and soar up draft boards.