3. Who has a brighter future: Jonas Valanciunas or Jan Vesely?
Note: Valanciunas and Vesely finished in an exact tie.
Bret LaGree, Hoopinion: It's hard not to be impressed by the success the 19-year-old Jonas Valanciunas is having at Eurobasket. Plus, he's clearly a center. I'm not sure Jan Vesely, for all his athletic gifts, will be able to defend small forwards at the point of attack though his help defense could compensate for that overall.
Rob Mahoney, The Two Man Game: Valanciunas, and honestly it's a bit curious to me that Vesely managed a tie in the rankings. Neither player can create much with the ball in their hands at the moment, but Valanciunas' size and instincts make him a significantly more valuable player at this stage in their careers.
Brian Robb, Celtics Hub: Vesely. With the ability to play both forward positions, a polished post game on the block as well as being one of the highest-rated international prospects on the defensive end, the 6-foot-11 21-year-old gets the nod here. His shooting still needs work, but his form looks pretty, leaving me to believe it's a fixable problem.
Jonathan Santiago, Cowbell Kingdom: Vesely, only because he's playing alongside one of the NBA's best young point guards. John Wall and his playmaking skills are going to make the game a lot easier for Vesely.
David Thorpe, ESPN.com: Valanciunas might be the top prospect overall in this draft. Before his terrific play in the Eurobasket tournament this month against Europe's best players, he destroyed players his own age. He's got some Kevin Love talent mixed in, but he is also a pure scorer.