Team 2012-13: Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia-PBL)
Career: BK Ventspils (Latvia-LBL, 2007-11); Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia-PBL, 2011-present)
Another playing option for Ainars Bagatskis in a stacked backcourt, Janis Strelnieks' game has been on the rise since he left Ventspils two seasons ago to put his talents to use in Russia for Spartak St. Petersburg, where in the past season he consistently picked up 20 minutes-a-night across Eurocup and the VTB League. A pass-first guard, the 23-year-old often finds consistency difficult to come by in his outside shooting game from where his numbers are less than flattering. However, when he decides to penetrate, the Latvian age-grade standout looks dangerous and with no shortage of other snipers on this Latvian team, this is where he should be looking to score most of his points.