The FIBA Americas Championship are scheduled to kick off this Friday, and with them, some world class competition is expected to take place.
With a basketball powerhouse like Argentina projected to dominate the tournament thanks to their stable of NBA quality veterans (Luis Scola, Manu Ginobili and Pablo Prigioni, to name a few), a new generation of talent is ready and waiting to make an impact.
Here are seven players who deserve your attention. A few have already logged a year or two in the NBA, but the majority are still hoping to broaden their audience some day soon. They're ranked in no particular order.