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Probable top-10 pick Mario Hezonja declares for NBA draft

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul v FC Barcelona - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - APRIL 10: Mario Hezonja, #8 of FC Barcelona warms-up prior to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball Top 16 Date 14 game between Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul v FC Barcelona at Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall on April 10, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Aykut Akici/EB via Getty Images)

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Mario Hezonja is generally considered the second or third best international prospect for the 2015 NBA draft – behind Kristaps Porzingis and depending how you classify Emmanuel Mudiay, who was born in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), moved to the United States and then played in China last season.

Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress:

Hezonja has good size (6-foot-8) and athleticism for a wing, and he can shoot. That package will very likely get Hezonja picked in the lottery, probably in the top 10.

But everything else will make teams proceed with caution.

There are rumblings about his attitude, and his defense is lacking despite his physical tools. He’s also just 20, and plenty of players have overcome similar issues at such a young age.