Accolades: All-Rookie 1st Team
NBA rank: 474th in scoring
Share of the vote: 5.0 percent
The leading scorer from his draft class, Buddy Hield has carved out a very nice NBA career thanks to his elite three-point shooting and his ability to hit shots with a high degree of difficulty.
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES
Marco Belinelli, Tiago Splitter, Jusuf Nurkic, Sarunas Jasikevicius, Ersan Ilyasova, Nando De Colo, Dimitris Diamantidis, Sergei Belov, Andrew Gaze, Dino Meneghin, Dragan Kicanovic, Jamaal Magloire, Radivoj Korac, Andres Nocioni, Nemanja Bjelica, Milos Teodosic, Kresimir Cosic, Theodoros Papaloukas, Aleksandar Djordjevic, Zaza Pachulia, Anderson Varejao, Carlos Arroyo, Dario Saric, OG Anunoby, Aleksandar Volkov and Sergio Rodriguez.
WHO WAS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS LIST?
There are occasionally grey areas when it comes to the nationality of some players since many have multiple passports. For this exercise, we kept it simple with two basic rules: 1. If you only represented USA internationally, you’re not eligible for this list. 2. If you didn’t have a passport from a foreign country by age 18, you’re not eligible either.
By doing that, we filter out players who had few links with a foreign country aside from representing their National Team (say Chris Kaman with Germany).