Way-too-early 2019 NBA Draft Big Board

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 26: Zion Williamson of Spartanburg Day School attempts a dunk during the 2018 McDonald's All American Game POWERADE Jam Fest at Forbes Arena on March 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 26: Zion Williamson of Spartanburg Day School attempts a dunk during the 2018 McDonald's All American Game POWERADE Jam Fest at Forbes Arena on March 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY – MAY 20: Luka Samanic, #19 of U18 FC Barcelona Lassa during the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four U18 Teams Slam Dunk Contest at Marmara Forum on May 20, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Edu Candel/EB via Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – MAY 20: Luka Samanic, #19 of U18 FC Barcelona Lassa during the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four U18 Teams Slam Dunk Contest at Marmara Forum on May 20, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Edu Candel/EB via Getty Images) /

Much like the 2018 class, international prospects are lightly represented in the first-round discussion. Samanic is one of the few on that list, spending the past two seasons with Barcelona’s second team.

A skilled stretch-four, Samanic should garner plenty of interest at the next level. He’s a fluid shooter with decent quickness for his size, attacking in straight-line drives and using his 6-foot-10 frame to shoot over defenders.

He’s also an adept passer, showing plus vision and playing an unselfish brand of basketball. He can get turnover-prone at times, but that should improve as he adds muscle and learns under an NBA coaching staff.

Until he adds strength, Samanic will be a negative on the defensive end. His versatility and athleticism at the four spot, though, could make him a valuable switch-friendly big down the line. He checks a lot of boxes in the modern NBA and has room to move up these rankings.