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NBA draft scouting: Best prospects at the U17 World Cup

Jalen Green won tournament MVP. FIBA.com

The FIBA U17 World Cup -- occurring every other year since 2010 -- has already produced 30 first-round picks, making it an essential date on the NBA scouting calendar, despite the fact that the majority of players are at least two or three years away from being drafted.

The U.S. steamrollered its way to a gold medal, winning each game by an average of 54 points. While the U.S. may have put forth perhaps its most talented group ever at this event, many scouts continue to express concern at the dwindling number of NBA-caliber prospects emerging from Europe (at least outside of France). Nine Europeans were picked in the 2016 draft, but the numbers have dropped off dramatically since, with three being selected in the first round in 2017, three in 2018 and only two currently projected in 2019.

Here's our look at the top NBA prospects from the tournament in Argentina: