Almost two months of action in the Adriatic league are behind us. With the departure of some prominent names from last year, the league has again lost a bit of quality. Even if the South-Eastern European clubs cannot compete with the riches of Russia and Spain financially, there is still an incredible pool of talent that produces a new batch of intriguing youngsters year in and year out. In recent years the Adriatic league has become to more powerful and richer European competitions what the NCAA is to NBA. In a way of course, since the strongest regional sides such as Olimpija, Cibona or Partizan are still able to cope with Europe's finest as evidenced by their strong starts in the Euroleague competition.
In the first part of article we take a look at five prospects who any considered to share the largest NBA potential in the region. Nikola Pekovic
is having a tremendous season so far, Milenko Tepic
and Ante Tomic
are also playing well, while Goran Dragic
and especially Vladimir Dasic
have struggled to a certain extent.