2012 NBA Draft Results: Evan Fournier Selected By Nuggets With No. 20 Pick

With the No. 20 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets selected Evan Fournier from France.

Fournier is the top-rated international player in the draft, and is widely predicted to be the only foreign prospect taken in the first round. That's a low number as the crops have been picked quite clean over the last couple of years; teams are also taking advantage of salary rules to focus on picking up foreign players in the second round to offer some salary leeway to address often hefty European buy-outs. Fournier is one of the bigger two-guard prospects in the draft, and that helps plenty. Unfortunately, his wingspan isn't great (could be a problem defensively) and he needs to prove he can hit the three in game situations. He reportedly sunk a bevy of them in a workout for teams visiting EuroCamp in June, but shot below 30 percent in the French League last season.

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