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.