#5) Klavs Cavars, 6'9, Center, 20.4 years old, Latvia
13.4 PTS, 8.3 REB, 1.3 BLK, 4.6 OREB, 61.7 FG%
Klavs Cavars of Latvia put together a solid seven game performance at the U20 European Championship, the best international performance of his career. Cavars had limited success in his previous FIBA competition playing in the U16s and U18s, but that was not the case this time around. Cavars dominated on the boards, leading the tournament in offensive rebounds per game at 4.6. Despite being just a 6'9 center, Cavars is strong and skilled for a big man, and he plays within himself, finishing an efficient amount of his opportunities around the rim. The Latvian team gave Cavars plenty of touches to operate out of the post, using his solid frame and quick footwork to work his way to the rim. Cavars is not the most explosive athlete but he showed nice touch on finishes around the basket, and found the majority of his offense on cuts to the rim and hard rolls out of ball screens. Cavars has some limitations on the defensive end due his size and average athletic ability, but he is strong in the post and showed some promise as a rim protector. Cavars spent last season playing for Triobet in top division Latvia. Cavars has somewhat limited potential, but projects as a solid European center down the line.