Enter Anzejs Pasecniks (actually…Anžejs Pasečņiks.)
(Pronounced An-zes Pah-sek-niks)
Much has been made of the Brooklyn Nets scouting of overseas talent. Sean Marks has been spotted watching European competition on multiple occasions. Some of that scouting has linked the Nets to Milos Teodosic. But Marks, along with Trajan Langdon, have also looked to the draft and other avenues as well.
Anzejs Pasecniks is a 21-year old center hailing from Latvia. He last played for Gran Canaria in Liga ACB in Spain. Pasecniks stands 7’2’ (and you can’t teach that) and weighs in at 229 pounds. His draft position varies from a mid-first round pick to early second round pick in various mock drafts. The big man is currently slotted #29 in DraftExpress’ latest mock draft and #39 on the Ringer’s Big Board (shoutouts to Danny Chau!)