While many NBA front offices are still getting familiar with this year's group of international prospects, two of the most promising -- Dennis Schroeder of Germany and Giannis Antetokoumpo of Greece -- have already received first-round guarantees, according to a report from Chad Ford of ESPN.
Both players are currently projected as mid-to-late first-round picks, but there's no way to know where exactly in the first round they've received their promises.
Schroeder, a 19-year old point guard, burst onto the scene after a strong showing at the Nike Hoop Summit. An athletic 6'1, 180-pound guard with a 6'7 wingspan, he has prototypical size and speed for the position in the NBA.
Antetokoumpo, an 18-year old small forward, has been quietly moving up draft boards for weeks, despite never playing in the United States and competing for a second-division Greek team. An athletic 6'8, 200-pound forward with a 7'3 wingspan who plays point guard for his club team, he has a ton of upside, but he's relatively unproven against high-level competition.
Schroeder may come over to the United States next season, but Antetokoumpo will likely stay overseas. His contract has already been bought by a Spanish team, which will give him the chance to play against better players as a 19-year old.
Now that both have received first-round guarantees, the question will be whether their agents shut them down and prevent other teams from getting closer looks at them.