9. Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol started his education in Europe. He attended University of Barcelona, a renowned school. He took admission in medical sciences and was on his way to become a doctor. Pau left his studies and joined NBA since he always wanted to become a pro athlete. One of the most accomplished overseas players, Gasol got into a prestigious medical school – that says a lot about his IQ.
On basketball court he became a real star. His accomplishments include 3 All-stars, 2 NBA championships, NBA rookie of the year (2002) and 2 FOBA European Player of The Year awards. Gasol speaks three languages; English, Spanish and Catalan.