It's the third EuroBasket appearance for the 28-year old star center who carries the burden of heavy expectations on his shoulders. Ante Tomic is one of the best at his position on the continent, a player whose career skyrocketed after his MVP campaign in the Adriatic League in 2009. In the past five years he has occupied the paint and carried the frontcourts of Spanish powerhouses Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Tomic dominates with his basketball IQ and execution around the rims, but he is also considered one of the best passers amongst big men, which can give Croatia's offence another dimension. He was the second-most productive player on the team, and pulled down 7.2 rebounds per game at both EuroBasket 2013 and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. However, it is his baskets and dishes that make the difference for Croatia.