Every year, the NBA Draft is full of international prospects who intend to make their way over to the United States at some point to try their hand at playing the game at the highest level.
Sometimes, players work out (Tony Parker of France and Dirk Nowitzki of Germany are two cases where things couldn’t have worked out any better), sometimes they don’t (Darko Milicic of Serbia) while sometimes, they don’t come over at all (Fran Vazquez of Spain was drafted by the Orlando Magic and never came over to the United States).
On Saturday, another international prospect, Latvian center Ilja Gromovs, made his decision.
According to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express, Gromovs will declare for the NBA Draft.
Ilja Gromovs, a 6-10 Latvian shot-blocker from Jurmala, born in 1994, will declare for the NBA draft, his agent Arturs Kalnitis informed us.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 12, 2014
Givony does not rank Gromovs among his top 100 prospects and places him just 42nd among all international prospects born in 1994.
International prospects have until June 16 to withdraw from the draft.