Who is Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Updated: June 12, 2013, 3:23 PM ET
By Fran Fraschilla

For a long time, international players were a huge mystery to many people at NBA draft time. Even players like Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol were relative unknowns until they were selected in the first round. Today, that has all changed.

NBA teams are devoting more resources to international scouting, and while mistakes are still made, there are few surprises, even for fans.

However, 18-year-old Greek League prospect Giannis Antetokounmpo could be considered one of those players few truly know well. He is expected to be selected somewhere in the mid- to late first round, and Chad Ford's latest mock draft has him going No. 29. But it's fair to say he could be the biggest mystery of the first round.