5. Drazen Petrovic, Croatia
The first NBA star with a true European upbringing. A legend overseas, Petro excelled in New Jersey after a disappointing experience in Portland. Was not the most versatile player, but had a winning character and could destroy teams with his one outstanding skill: shooting. His premature death left you wanting more.
NBA stats: 15.4 ppg, 2.4 apg, 16.4 PER in four seasons
Ranking, Evergreen, Featured, Top, Andrei Kirilenko, Arvydas Sabonis, Danilo Gallinari, Dejan Bodiroga, Detlef Schrempf, Dino Radja, Dirk Nowitzki, Drazen Petrovic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Goran Dragic, Hidayet Turkoglu, Joakim Noah, Jose Manuel Calderon, Marc Gasol, Mehmet Okur, Nicolas Batum, Pau Gasol, Predrag Danilovic, Predrag Stojakovic, Rik Smits, Sarunas Marciulionis, Toni Kukoc, Tony Parker, Vlade Divac, Zydrunas Ilgauskas