One of the top Lithuanian prospects Donatas Motiejunas
has officially announced that he sent in the application and is going to participate in the 2010 NBA draft.
The player's agent Herb Rudoy revealed that if Motiejunas was to move to an NBA team this summer, the club would have to pay a buy out fee to Benetton Treviso, the player's current side. "Donatas has two months to make up his mind what he wants to do. I have no idea yet what it'll take for him to stay in," said the player's agent.
Another Lithuanian talent Mindaugas Kuzminskas has also declared himself available for the draft a couple of days ago after some attention from the New York Knicks scouts.
It was previously thought that Motiejunas would participate in the NBA draft only if he had a guaranteed pick of 14 or higher. Some NBA mock drafts put the Lithuanian's chances as high as 7 in the draft whilst others see Motiejunas being drafted a little lower.