2024 NBA Draft: Top International Prospects to Watch

The 2024 NBA Draft is set to feature a deep and talented pool of international players. Here are some of the top prospects to keep an eye on, in alphabetical order:

Bobi Klintman – Forward – Cairns Taipans (Sweden)

Bobi Klintman, a Swedish forward, played for Wake Forest before joining the Cairns Taipans in Australia’s NBL through the Next Stars program. Known for his shooting and rebounding, Klintman has developed his skills significantly through international play and high-level training programs​​.

Zaccharie Risacher – Forward – JL Bourg en Bresse (France)

Zaccharie Risacher, son of Olympic silver medallist Stéphane Risacher, is a dynamic 6-foot-8 forward known for his shot-making abilities. He has contributed significantly to JL Bourg en Bresse in France’s LNB Pro A, averaging 10.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game​.

Tidjane Salaun – Forward – Cholet Basket (France)

Tidjane Salaun is a 6-foot-8 forward with impressive athleticism and shot-making abilities. Playing for Cholet in France’s LNB, Salaun’s recent improvements in three-point shooting have drawn attention​.

Alexandre Sarr – Center – Perth Wildcats (France)

Consistently appearing in the top five in projections, Alexandre Sarr is a versatile 7-foot-1 center with silky footwork and an accurate three-point shot. He has played for Real Madrid’s Cadet A Youth Team and Overtime Elite before joining the Perth Wildcats in Australia’s NBL​.

Nikola Topic – Guard – Crvena Zvezda Belgrade (Serbia)

Nikola Topic is a promising 6-foot-6 guard playing for Crvena Zvezda in the EuroLeague. Known for his playmaking ability and positional size, Topic has drawn comparisons to Luka Dončić and won MVP at the 2023 European U18 Championships​.

These prospects showcase the global talent set to impact the NBA, each bringing unique skills and experiences from their respective backgrounds and training programs. The 2024 NBA Draft promises to highlight the continuing trend of international influence in the league.