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Prospect Profile

Leon Radosevic

  • Full Name: Leon Radosevic
  • Position: Power Forward / Center
  • Height/Weight: 6-10 / 240
  • Birthdate: February 26, 1990
  • Club: Armani Milano (Italy)

Strengths:
* Good agility and body control for his size
* Good touch around the rim with nice shot fakes
* Solid mid-range shooter with good mechanics
* Plays well off the ball, high basketball IQ
* Good vision and passing skills
* Rebounds very well

Weaknesses:
* Lacks strength and bulk
* Struggles bodying up against powerful rivals
* Needs to become more consistent
* Not especially explosive or quick

NBA Projection:
A low second round pick at best case scenario. Radosevic is a long term project with hope for improvements and a real step up. It won´t be easy for him to find a place in the NBA but there´s still room for hope. He had many good characteristics and ability but needs solid overall improvement to have a serious chance at an NBA career.

2011-2012 season:
After a superb 2010-11 season with Cibona Zagreb in the Euroleague and the Adriatic League, Radosevic signed a 2+2 year contract with Armani Milano. He has struggled earning an important role and playing time so far, averaging around 10 minutes per game in a 4th-5th inside man spot in the rotation. He has played a couple of really good games this year but hasn´t succeeded consistently against the tougher competition, which could raise some concern about his potential...

Key statistics:
3.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.1 apg, 0.2 bpg, 10.3 mpg, .609 FG, .710 FT (Italy)
3.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.3 bpg, 8.6 mpg, .500 FG, .833 FT (Euroleague)

Reminds me of:
Nikola Pekovic, at the same age. Let’s see if Radosevic can develop the same way.

What Insiders say:
Carl Berman, NetScouts Basketball
"Radosevic showed us his athleticism with his jumping ability at last year’s Eurocamp. He works hard and has skills, but you have to wonder what his upside is if he can’t even get into the main rotation at Armani."

Giovanni Conte, Basket Caffe
"Radosevic didn’t play a lot of minutes in his first season in Milan but when he was called from coach Sergio Scariolo he often answered. He has a good attitude and a great body. He’s not a big scorer but he’s efficient (61% from the field and 72% from the charity line) and his presence is tangible in the paint. He’s not one of the best athletes and he has to improve his footwork to compete at the highest level. In a recent game, in the Italian quarter finals, he scored 18 points in 20 minutes."

Demetrius Laffitte, Coach, Olimpia Milano Armani Jr.
"Great body and big hands.  Leon is an excellent rebounder and a great post defender.  Great motor, runs the court well and can finish in traffic at the rim. Above average jumping ability.  Post offensive skill has some development to do but his upside is great.  Needs to develop his post game and a face up jump shot.  He is so active and strong doesn't need a set play for him to be effective on offense.  Very quiet young man but is a destroyer on the court.  Since, he has a great body, young and willing to do mix it up under the basket.  I wouldn't be surprised if  someone took him in the late second round."

-- Chris Denker and Carl Berman are Managing Partners of NetScouts Basketball, "The International Basketball Connection."  You can follow NetScouts Basketball on twitter, or follow Chris and Carl on twitter or email them.

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