As basketball around the world keeps growing, the NBA has had the pleasure of welcoming great international talent into the league.
More than ever, international players are taking leadership roles within their teams and becoming perennial All-Star players and franchise pillars. In the coming years, this might be more common than the average basketball fan might expect.
Several players are poised to make a leap into stardom soon in their careers, and this list just highlights the top 12 men that will be hugging headlines all over the media as emerging international basketball players.
Already established veterans like Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, among others are not considered in this list since the focus is to highlight those players in the shadows that will emerge into the light this coming season.