Croatian prodigy Dragan Bender has been selected by the Phoenix Suns as the fourth pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, highlighting this year’s European class.

The 18-year-old, 7-footer comes from Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv where he saw limited minutes, but that isn’t a huge cause for concern, given that players like Giannis Antetokounmpo and more recently Kristaps Porzingis had the same criticism coming into the league but have since shone.

Lithuanian star Domantas Sabonis was selected by the Orlando Magic as he looks to follow in the footsteps of his well respected father Arvydas, who is arguably one of the pioneers of successful European players in the NBA.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers were expected to select LSU’s Ben Simmons, and they have duly chosen the Australian as the first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The 2016 NBA Draft: