The list of former college standouts currently on rosters in the ACB league include: Melvin Sanders (Oklahoma State), Chris Thomas (Notre Dame), Nik Caner-Medley (Maryland), David Noel (North Carolina), Aaron Miles (Kansas), Marcus Haislip (Tennessee), Louis Bullock (Michigan), Quincy Lewis (Minnesota), Curtis Borchardt (Stanford), Alex Acker (Pepperdine), Scott Padgett (Kentucky), Pepe Sanchez (Temple) and Pops Mensah-Bonsu (George Washington).
Highly touted San Antonio Spurs draftee Tiago Splitter also plays in the league, and Memphis Grizzlies forward Marc Gasol, the younger brother of Pau Gasol, won the league's MVP award last season.
When Ibaka makes his NBA debut, league rules state he can only earn the amount of money slotted for the 24th pick as outlined by the rookie scale contract of the collective bargaining agreement.
Ibaka's first year salary would have been as much as $1.08 million this season. It would increase to as much as $1.12 million if Ibaka comes over in 2009-10, $1.15 million for 2010-11 and $1.19 million in 2011-12.