ANALYSIS: Markota entered the draft two years ago under the name Damir Omerhodzic, but went undrafted. After rumors circulated about some off-the-court problems and Markota under-performed in workouts, he skipped entering the 2005 draft to focus on this year. He is a solid blend of size and athleticism, but is an extremely raw prospect. Though his name has changed, the game has remained the same; pure height and leaping ability around the rim. Markota measures in at almost seven-feet tall and owns a 36-inch vertical leap, couple that with tenacity around the basket and he gets some easy baskets for himself. Immaturity and inconsistency have also plagued Markota over the past few seasons. While he has a reputation in some circles as a big partier, Markota opened some eyes at the European Under-20 Championships last summer, averaging 18.5 points and 11 rebounds per game. Markota is aggressive around the basket, but can also drain the long-range shot, hitting 40 percent of his three's this season. Markota may need another year or two under his belt in Europe to both refine his game and to prove that he is more mature and ready to play at the next level. He may be a project, but athletic seven-footers are often projects NBA teams are willing to take on in the second round.