The Raptors selected 'the Brazilian Kevin Durant' with the 20th pick of the draft.
Caboclo, who hails from Sao Paolo in Brazil, is an 18-year-old, 6-foot-9 forward who has played just 17 professional basketball games. He averaged 4.8 points in 13.2 minutes per game in 2013-14, playing for Pierinhas in his first and only season in the Brazilian Novo Basquete.
Prior to the draft, Caboclo was projected to be taken in the second round if at all. ESPN's Chad Ford had him ranked 65th, and Draft Express still has him ranked a lowly 18th among international prospects born in 1995.
So why did the Raptors grab him with the 20th pick? Simple - his incredible athleticism and tremendous upside.
He runs the floor well, has excellent jumping ability and is extremely active on the defensive end of the floor. On top of that, he is a solid shooter, and has been touted as Brazil's answer to Kevin Durant.
Caboclo has an incredible 7-foot-7 wingspan, which would put him among the longest-armed players in the NBA. He has drawn comparisons to the Milwaukee Bucks' Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was selected 15th overall last year.
Antetokounmpo amazed scouts with his athleticism and wingspan, most notably by blocking his opponents' three-point attempts by surprising them with his sheer length. Caboclo is very similar in that regard - watch how he uses his long arms to make some unbelievable defensive plays in this video.
And that was just one game.
Caboclo is undoubtedly a project - Fran Fraschilla called him "two years away from being two years away". But the Raptors clearly feel that his enormous potential is worth spending a first round pick on.
Teams were scared off by Antetokounmpo's lack of pro basketball experience last year but if the 2013 Draft was held again tomorrow he would certainly go among the top five. The Raptors are hoping that they have pulled off a similar steal, although it will definitely be at least a couple of years before we see much of Caboclo at all.
Raptors fans would have been hoping for a piece that could contribute to the team's successes right away, but general manager Masai Ujiri is looking a few years down the line with the pick.
“I’m not here looking to be popular,” Ujiri said. “I’m trying to look out for the organization long-term. I think, long-term, we will look at Bruno and say at least he has a chance as a young player to develop for this ball club."
“He’s a basketball junkie,” he added. “Those guys usually figure out a way.”