The No. 9 overall pick in 2019, he was the first Japanese player ever drafted in the first round, and is also the only Japanese player to ever play in the playoffs. As a result, he became the first Ivy League played drafted since 1995, and the first player from Yale drafted since 1987. He’s since spent time with the Hornets and the Pelicans, never playing more than 58 games in a season.
- Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks
The young phenom is not only the best player in Slovenian history but is already one of the best players in the NBA after just three seasons with the Mavericks.