One of the best players in the Big 10 back in 2005 and the consummate role player in Bo Ryans offense playing for Wisconsin, Mike Wilkinson
didnt take long to make his presence felt on the European scene. He stepped into a tough situation in Aris and made the most of it immediately, taking his team deep in the ULEB Cup and straight to the cup of the standings in the rugged Greek league. This year he made his debut in the Euroleague and did not look out of place in the least bit, averaging 12 points and 6 rebounds. Somewhere along the way, he picked up a dodgy Macedonian passport, making him a Bosman player (meaning he doesnt count against the quota of American players) as well as a candidate to land a seven figure deal sometime in the future if he can keep improving. We dont see how any team in the NBA can compete with that, but Wilkinson at the very least deserves consideration. Hes a smart, tough, face the basket power forward with outstanding footwork who can shoot with range and pass the ball extremely well thanks to a terrific feel for the game.