Lithuania's tower in the middle, Jonas Valanciunas will be looking to build on a strong showing at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, where the two-time FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year winner finally put together a full tournament of dominant play. Having shown glimpses of his potential ever since joining the Lithuanian senior side for EuroBasket 2011, Valanciunas played exceptionally well in Spain, averaging a team-best 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Although Lithuania finished outside of a podium spot, the World Cup was definitely a move in the right direction for the 23-year-old big man from Utena. After a rather inconsistent season in the NBA, Valanciunas will surely savour the opportunity to be the central figure for Lithuania. With notable frontcourt absentees, medal aspirations of coach Jonas Kazlauskas and an entire basketball-crazed nation at EuroBasket 2015 will be resting on the Toronto Raptors big man producing at an elite level once again. Undoubtedly one of the most dominant players in the tournament, Valanciunas will be a joy to watch for Lithuania's fans and the cause of many headaches for opposition coaches.