He might not have started playing basketball until he was 15, but Bojan Bogdanovic showed talent and dominated from the moment he first grabbed the orange ball. Bogdanovic made a debut with the national team in 2010, and rapidly became the pill that the doctor had prescribed for Croatia, transforming himself into an on-court leader for his country. A clutch performer and a prolific finisher with a series of weapons, Bogdanovic scores and creates aplenty for Croatia, presenting a nightmare match-up for all opposing defences. It is his ability to take over games when playing for the national team, and bury clutch, big-time shots that has made him an undeniable go-to guy. Two years ago Bogdanovic was voted onto the EuroBasket 2013 All-Star Team, as the tournament's second-top scorer with 17.4 points per game. Expect to see much of the same under new coach Perasovic, who was first to give Bogdanovic space and time on the floor with Cibona Zagreb, starting a meteoric rise in his career. Bogdanovic is eager more than ever to take a leadership role once again with a firm goal in mind: to help Croatia snap their 20-year medal drought.