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1) Enes Kanter- 6'11" 259 lbs. (Turkey) [Think: Andrew Bynum]
Kanter is a bit of a gamble simply because very few people have seen him play regularly. He's good with his back to the basket and has a bit of a jump shot to go along with his NBA-ready frame. I want to believe that Kanter will be a very good NBA player, but I'm just not sure yet.

2) Jonas Valanciunas- 6'11" 240 lbs. (Lithuania) [Think: Roy Hibbert]
Valanciunas likely won't play in the NBA next year, but he just turned 19 and the looming work stoppage may work in his favor. He has great size and promising skills down low. He's still raw, especially defensively, but he has a ton of upside.

3) Donatas Motiejunas- 7'0" 224 lbs. (Lithuania) [Think: Mehmet Okur]
Motiejunas plays like more of a power forward, but he certainly has the size to hold his own on this list. He has probably been a lottery pick since 2009, and he's still only 20, so he's definitely a high upside pick.

4) Bismack Biyombo- 6'9" 243 lbs. (Congo) [Think: Hassan Whiteside]
Biyombo came out of nowhere to record a triple double at the Nike Hoop Summit. He had an underwhelming year in limited minutes in Spain, but he's got a 7'7" wingspan and NBA GMs love size.

5) Nikola Vucevic- 6'11" 260 lbs. (USC) [Think: Dan Gadzuric]
Vucevic measured out really well at the NBA Combine after improving steadily throughout his career at USC. He averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds as a junior and has established a reputation as a really hard worker.