1 Nikola Djurisic (SRB)
22/06/2024
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2024 NBA Mock Draft, FIBA flavour: Part II

MIES (Switzerland) - The 2024 NBA Draft is right around the corner and there will certainly be a massive FIBA influence among the 58 picks, with about half of the expected candidates having played in international competitions or a Basketball Without Borders camp.

The NBA is becoming more and more global and international prospects are showing they can ball - something NBA franchises are not avoiding. We looked at all the mock drafts out there and came up with our own list - focusing on the players' participation in FIBA events.

This is the second installment with picks 31-45. The final two articles with picks 16-30 and 1-15 will be published in the coming days.

You can check here Part 1.

#45 Justin Edwards - USA

 
Edwards has played just one season of college basketball with the University of Kentucky and did not have a great season for the Wildcats but has a high upside. The 20-year-old participated in the 2023 Nike Hoop Summit.

#44 Ulrich Chomche - Cameroon

 
Chomche has been playing at the NBA Academy Africa and impressed a number of scouts. The 18-year-old has collected a lot of FIBA experience. He played at the Basketball Without Borders Africa camp in 2022 and BWB Global camp in 2023. Chomche in February 2023 debuted with the Cameroon senior national team at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 African Qualifiers.

He also played at the FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament 2023 and was named in Cameroon's preliminary squad for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024 Latvia. Chomche also took part in the 2024 Nike Hoop Summit.

#43 Tristen Newton - USA

 
Newton spent three seasons at East Carolina University before heading to University of Connecticut in 2022 and he helped the Huskies win the 2023 and 2024 NCAA titles.

The 23-year-old was named as the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player for 2024. Newton has not played a FIBA competition.

#42 Trentyn Flowers - USA

 
Flowers enters the draft after one season with the Adelaide 36ers in the Australian NBL league. The 19-year-old was part of the USA Basketball training camp for the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2023 but did not make the team. He has not played in a FIBA competition.

#41 Dillon Jones - USA

 
Jones played four seasons at Weber State University and was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Year in 2024. The 22-year-old has not played in a FIBA competition.

#40 AJ Johnson - USA

 
The guard spent the last season playing in the Australian NBL league with the Illawarra Hawks. The 19-year-old has not played in a FIBA competition.

#39 Jonathan Mogbo - USA

 
Mogbo worked himself up from a community college in Kansas to becoming a First Team All-West Coast Conference selection in 2024 after his one season at the University of San Francisco. The 22-year-old has not played in a FIBA competition.

#38 Ryan Dunn - USA

 
Dunn made a big jump from his freshman to sophomore season at the University of Virginia and earned a spot on the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Defensive Team 2024. The 21-year-old has not played in a FIBA competition.

#37 Antonio Reeves - USA

 
Reeves played three seasons at Illinois State University before going to University of Kentucky in 2022. The 23-year-old was named to the First Team All-Southeastern Conference in 2024. He has not played in a FIBA competition.

#36 Trey Alexander - USA

 
Alexander spent three seasons at Creighton University and was named to the Second Team All-Big East Conference in 2024. The 21-year-old has not played in a FIBA competition.

#35 Tyler Smith - USA

 
Smith played last season with the NBA G League Ignite after two years in the Overtime Elite league. The 19-year-old competed with the Ignite team at the FIBA Intercontinental Cup 2023.

#34 Kyle Filipowski - USA

 
Filipowski starred two seasons at Duke University and was named to the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 2024. He competed for USA at the 2022 Nike Hoop Summit.

#33 Nikola Djurisic - Serbia

 
Djurisic has played the last four seasons with Mega Basket in the Serbian top flight and he also was the U19 Junior ABA Adriatic league crown in 2021 and 2022. Djurisic calls upon a wealth of national team experience, starting with the FIBA U16 EuroBasket 2019.

He also played at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2021 and debuted with the Serbian senior national team in February 2022 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers. The guard also played the first two games of the FIBA EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers.

#32 Ajay Mitchell - Belgium

 
Mitchell left Belgium for United States in 2021 and played three seasons at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was named as the Big West Conference Player of the Year in 2023.

The 21-year-old played for Belgium at the FIBA U16 EuroBasket 2018, Division B and FIBA U18 EuroBasket 2019, Division B as well the FIBA U20 European Challengers 2021. Mitchell debuted in the Belgian senior national team with one game in the FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers.

#31 Bo "Bobi" Klintman - Sweden

 
Klintman played last season for Cairns Taipans in the Australian NBL league after playing for Wake Forest University University in 2022-23. The 21-year-old starred for Sweden at the FIBA U20 EuroBasket 2022, Division B, being named to the All-Star Five as the team finished fifth with one loss.

The opinions expressed are purely those of the author and for fan entertainment purposes only. These are not in any way an official ranking. 

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