Despite being one of the top European big-man prospects in the past decade, 26-year-old Tomic is only making his second EuroBasket appearance. It was merely after an impressive Adriatic League MVP campaign and signing with Real Madrid that he got his shot in 2010. He immediately became one of the pillars of the team, but he is still waiting to accomplish success at any level wearing his country's jersey. At EuroBasket 2011, Tomic was Croatia's leading scorer (16.6) and rebounder (6.2), as he shot the ball with a stunning 73.9% accuracy. However, Croatia disappointed miserably. Now, he is coming off arguably the best season in his career that saw him lead FC Barcelona to the Euroleague Final Four and Spanish League finals. Tomic will not overpower, but rather outsmart his counterpart. He always had a soft hand to sink shots, but used enormous talent to develop a series of moves around the rim, and finish with high confidence. It all allows him to take over games inside the paint, and Tomic is eager more than ever to take a leadership role, put an end to the Croatian misery, and snap the 18-year medal drought.