2016 NBA Draft: Pronunciation guide

Jan 28, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Dejounte Murray (5) handles the ball in the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 28, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Dejounte Murray (5) handles the ball in the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 25, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Domantas Sabonis (11) reacts after making a basket against the Syracuse Orange during the second half in a semifinal game in the Midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 25, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Domantas Sabonis (11) reacts after making a basket against the Syracuse Orange during the second half in a semifinal game in the Midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Domantas Sabonis

Pronunciation: Da-nah-tas Sa-bon-is

If there is a second generation talent that teams are going to fall in love with during the NBA Draft, it’s Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis. Son of former great center Arvydas Sabonis, Domantas has a fiery passion for the game and a competitive spirit that will have him drafted early in the draft.

He is expected to be a lottery pick in the draft this year and he has a variety of skills that were highlighted in the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament. He can score in the post and has nice footwork down low and he can also shoot an extended jumper from range.

He’s a tremendous at rebounding, shooting and he’s also strong for his size. While he’s not the most athletic person in the world, he makes up for all of that just because of how well he does everything else.

Teams are going to want a player like him that can be a leader on the court. He’s one of the most pro-ready prospects in the draft this year and he should be able to come into a team and get minutes in a rotation almost instantaneously.

His dad was a very good player during his time in the league and his son could be just as good. His name might throw people off, but if they pronounce the “m” as an  “n” then they will be set.

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