Bojan Bogdanovic has appeared in FIBA competitions virtually every summer for the past decade, three in youth tournaments, five in the senior competitions, all for Croatia. In each, he has done better than the previous time, this year averaging 21.2 points per game. Last season, it was 17.4; the FIBA competition before that 15.8.
Sports Illustrated cited that consistency and his big game history in naming him to its second team, All-World Cup, the only incoming NBA rookie honored.
Here's what Ben Golliver wrote of the Nets swingman...
Bogdanovic, 25, finished as the tournament's third-leading scorer, turning in another strong series of performances after earning All-Tournament Team honors at 2013 EuroBasket. Although Croatia was eliminated by France in the Round of 16, the 6-foot-8 wing went out in a blaze of glory, finishing with 27 points (on 11-of-19 shooting) and six rebounds. After spending the last three years playing in Turkey, Bogdanovic will join the Nets after signing a three-year deal this summer.
Not making the team: Andray Blatche, who finished first in rebounding and second in scoring, playing for the Philippines.
Anthony Davis headlines SI.com's FIBA World Cup All-Tournament Team - Ben Golliver - Sports Illustrated