Career: FMP Zeleznik (Serbia & Montenegro-YUBA, 2002-06).
"Seven footers" do not grow on trees, indeed. But when you look at the fact that there are as many as many as half a dozen in the potential roster of Serbia-Montenegro, you begin to think that there must be something about the water in that country. Mile Ilic is tall, agile, quick big man with good hands who could easily play small forward - if he weren't that tall. The starting center for Adriatic League champions FMP Zeleznik should be included in this year's NBA Draft and is surely a legitimate candidate for a spot among the top 12 of his country.
Ilic is a player everyone would like to have on his team: And there's much more about his game than his 215 cm frame. The best center in the Serbian league thinks it's time he gets some global attention. A first round pick and a trip to Japan for the Worlds, that sounds good enough.