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    Who do you think are the five best players aged 23 or younger at this year's World Cup?

    I'll go with

    1. Domantas Sabonis
    2. Furkan Korkmaz
    3. Juancho Hernangomez
    4. Rui Hachimura
    5. Jock Landale

    EDIT: I forgot all the good USA players: Turner, Taytum, Brown, Mitchell.

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    From internationals Sabonis is by far the best, but he won't be used at 5 all that much (his natural position) and there's no chemistry between him and JV yet, so I'm not sure how good he will be. At 5 he would be destroying most of frontlines.

    Korkmaz seems to be growing into a heck of a player. But against top teams he my struggle because he loves rather open basketball.

    I doubt Juancho will be big. I would mention Frank Ntilikina as possible surprise. He's talented, just needs more time, but be big in some games.

    As for USA, it's between Tatum and Mitchell.
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    Mitchell from USA, Luzada from Brazil, Korkmaz from Turkey, Nembhard from Canada, Balcerowski from Poland, Qi Zhou from China, Nwora from Nigeria and Hachimura from Japan. All these can provide boost to their teams. Sabonis is an option too, but as a five not four position. Londale and Juancho are older(24).

    My pick will be Qi.

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    Theo Maledon
    Furkan Korkmaz
    Isaac Bonga
    Rui Hachimura
    Qi Zou

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulis79 View Post
    Londale and Juancho are older (24).
    They're 23. But thanks for adding so many names to the list. I am particularly intrigued by Balcerowski and Qi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christodoulou76 View Post
    They're 23. But thanks for adding so many names to the list. I am particularly intrigued by Balcerowski and Qi.
    Londale is 95 born he cant be 23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toruko View Post
    Londale is 95 born he cant be 23.
    He is 23. He hasn't turned 24 yet. He turns 24 in October.

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    Josh Okogie from Nigeria, Isaiah Piñeiro from Puerto Rico, Eduardo Mingas from Angola, Bruno Caboclo from Brazil, Georgios Papagiannis from Greece, Isaac Bonga or Andreas Obst from Germany (I think only one will make it), Andrew Nembhard from Canada.

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    I THINK SO :
    * STARTING FIVE

    PF Ntilikina
    SG Korkmaz
    SF Caboclo
    PF Hernangomez
    C Sabonis

    REPLACEMENT

    PG Okobo/ Maledon
    SG Mitchell
    SF Hacimura
    PF Wagner
    C Landle/ Turner

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    Wagner has been cut.

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