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Bogdan Bogdanovic

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-6 / 210
  • Birthdate: 08/18/1992
  • Club/Team: Partizan (Serbia)
Round 1: Pick 27
Drafted By: Phoenix Suns 
Prospect Analysis

Strengths:

  • Good long range shooting ability
  • Can get off his shot in a variety of situations
  • Ability to play points as well as SG
  • Will take the clutch shot
  • Improved both shooting and passing ability this year

 

Weaknesses:

  • Not very explosive
  • Needs to improve shooting consistency
  • Sometimes reacts poorly to defensive pressure
  • Lateral speed needs improvement
  • Ability to defend athletic guards in question

 

NBA Projection:

Bogdanovic improved this season to the point where he will likely be a very late 1st round or early 2nd round pick.

 

2013-2014 Season:

Bogdanovic showed a much better all-around offensive game this season, improving his scoring from 9.8 ppg to 14.8 ppg and more than doubling his assists from 1.8 to 3.7 pg. Took over at point guard after Leo Westermann was injured.

 

Key Statistics:

14.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.3 spg, 30.9 mpg, .454 2PT, .325 3PT, .731 FT (Adriatic League)

14.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.6 spg, 31.0 mpg, .426 2PT, .370 3PT, .754 FT (Euroleague)

 

Cool Statistic:

Bogdanovic averaged exactly the same in both the Adriatic League and the Euroleague scoring 14.8 ppg and dishing out 3.7 assists per game.

 

Reminds Me Of:

Alexey Shved

 

What Insiders say:

Luka Bassin, Assistant Coach, Union Olimpija (Slovenia)

"Besides having incredible physical attributes, a lot of knowledge and character, he is also clutch player who's not afraid of shooting the big shots. His advantage is also he's a combo and can play both 1 and 2 positions. Made huge improvement on his shooting this season. Very inventive in drives in traffic. For me, a better version of Alexey Shved."

 

Robert White, ProspectNext.com

"Long-range shooting and the ability to create his own shot has Bogdanovic hovering around the first round. He has shown a developing mid-range game and some passing skills. Whether he makes it or not will depend upon confidence in his ability to remain an effective finisher at the ring against better, more athletic competition and whether his mid-range and passing skills can continue to grow."

 

Domenico Pezzella, SportLab Agency (Italy)

"Has the size and ability to be an NBA player. His body allows him to guard shooting guards and small forwards. During last season he improved his skills as point guard especially in passing and court vision. A good ball-handler using both hands.  he uses his body to attack the rim, create contact and draw fouls. Quick hands defensively and a good defender in 1vs1 situations putting pressure on his opponent. He is not explosive and he doesn't have an impressive first step for getting space.  He needs to improve his skills to beat a pressing defense. A streaky shooter he needs to improve his consistency.  He suffers lateral speed against quicker SG and SF."

 

David Aldridge's Big Board 2014: Shooting Guards | Rank: No. 11
TNT Analyst David Aldridge breaks down the top prospects at each position
Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovic was on a lot of boards early as a potential first-round pick, but that ardor has cooled in recent weeks. Still, the 21-year-old is likely to go early in the second round, having played both point and shooting guard this season for KK Partizan, the legendary team that sent the likes of Vlade Divac to the NBA. He can score.

 


"He doesn't shoot it well enough to be a two, but he shot it better this year," an Atlantic Division executive said. "Somebody went down on that team and he had to take more responsibility, even at the point. So people see him now as a point guard. It will be tough (to guard backups). It's almost like all these guys, every team has have, like (Toronto) has (Greivis) Vasquez. He's a borderline guy, or Shelvin Mack. But he (Bogdanovic) has good talent." More>>

 

 

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