1.The old Yugoslavia: Drazen Petrovic. He was very competitive and had an amazing work ethic. He was probably the most skilled player Europe have seen. Great shooter who always tried hard to win. Definitely a special player. We miss you Drazen.
2.Brazil: Oscar Schmidt Becerra. This guy averaged over 30ppg in Brazilian league at almost 40. The best 3point shooter ever, although he was drafted by the Nets, he kept playing in Brazil and went to Spain, where he amazed with his scoring abilities.
3.Spain:Pau Gasol. Everything has already been said about him.
4.South Korea: Ha Seung Jin. He can scare opponents by just getting in front of them.
Steve Nash-Phoenix Suns: Back-2-back MVP's; best PG in the L right now; MVP of 2003 Olympic Qualifiers Jamaal Magloire-Milwaukee Bucks: One of three current Canadians in the L; former all-star; consistant solid performer Denham Brown-Seattle SuperSonics: The future of Canada basketball; great performer throughout his 4 years at UConn; solid performer on the international scene for years Carl English: Had a great college career at Hawaii; left school with a year of eligibility remaining to enter draft; projected late second rounder, but went undrafted; had pre-season stint with the Pacers in '03 and was waived; pre-season with Sonics in '04 and was waived; summer league with Cavaliers in '05; played a couple seasons in the NBDL; solid performer on the international scene with team Canada; currently playing overseas Juan Mendez: Great college career at Niagra; entered 2005 NBA draft; was projected late second round but went undrafted; Canada's division 1 leading scorer; performs good on the international scene with team Canada; currently playing professionally overseas Joey Vicary: (I was practiced with him 3 years ago, so I personally know how good he is); 1988-89 CIS / CIAU Final 8 - MVP, 1989-90, 1990-91 First Team All-Canadian, 1989-90 CIS / CIAU Final 8 - Tournament All-Star, 1988-89, 1987-88 GPAC First Team All-Star; possibly one of the best Canadian performers ever in the professionals overseas; amazing career with team Canada
(Write ups will come tomorrow for retired players)
Last edited by PennyNYK1¢ : 07-03-2006 at 06:52 AM.
But the most underrated Kiwi has to be Lindsay Tait. Dude is better than Delonte West IMO.
Yeah Kirk Penny is good, great shooter hope he gets some pt in the NBA eventually. Tait is deffinately a star for the future, too bad he shattered his wrist. He coached me for a few sessions last year in Auckland, hes a real good guy, and a damn quick first step.