Draft Watch: International sleepers  

May, 25, 2007
Listen to Chad's podcast with agent Marc Cornstein and Petteri Koponen Audio

NEW YORK -- Agent Marc Cornstein has perfected an art that few people in his business have been able to replicate. Armed with a client list of mysterious international players, Cornstein has found ways to connect his clients to willing NBA buyers half way around the world.

With the notable exception of Darko Milicic, none of his clients had much, if any, name recognition coming into the draft. Players like Sasha Pavlovic, Nenad Krstic, Primoz Brezec, Beno Udrih and Zoran Planinic were relatively unknown coming into the draft. But by draft night they were shaking hands with NBA commissioner David Stern as first-round picks.