Prospect Profile: Jusuf Nurkić

Comprehensive look at NBA Draft Prospect Jusuf Nurkić

About:

Birthplace Birthdate Height Weight Position
Tuzla, Bosnia August 23, 1994 6'11" 280 lbs C

Draft Predictions:

Draft Express NBADraft.net Hoops Hype NBA Draft Insider Chad Ford's Big Board
12 32 NR 27 20

Did not compete in NBA Draft Combine

Recent Stats:

League Year MPG PPG FG% FT% RPG BPG SPG TPG
Adriatic 2013-14 16.6 11.7 56.0 70.1 5.7 0.8 1.1 1.6

Stats Courtesy NBA.com

Recent Stats:

League Year MPG PPG FG% FT% RPG BPG SPG TPG
Eurocup 2013-14 2013-14 14.9 8.9 58.8 70.6 3.3 1.3 0.7 2.3

Stats Courtesy NBA.com

Highlight Moment:

Offensively, Nurkic posted 31 double-digit games last season. Late in the year though, the 6-foot-11 prospect carried the Croatian club Cedevita to a victory over Szolnoki Olaj as he finished 8-of-9 from the floor for 20 points in just 20 minutes in an Adriatic League contest. In fact, the only shot Nurkic missed was a three-point attempt. He also added five rebounds, an assist and a steal to his stat sheet.

Stats Courtesy BasketballRealGM.com


Quotes:

“Offensively, Nurkic would give the Kings another low-post banger who can outmuscle opponents, and if he reaches his full potential offensively, he and Cousins would produce a terrifying 1-2 punch inside. Nurkic lacks the mid-range shot to help spread the floor, but even if he develops that, his primary offensive spot will always be in the paint. Having two guys whose primary weapons are with their backs to the basket might crowd the paint too much.”- SactownRoyalty.com

“What happens when an unstoppable force meets Adriatic League big men? You get Jusuf Nurkic (25th DX, 33rd ESPN), a 19 year old big man prospect who is currently terrorizing European basketball. He is still raw as he has only been playing basketball since 2009, but his stats per 40 minutes closely parallel those of DeMarcus Cousins as a college freshman.” – DeanOnDraft.com

Player PTS FGA eFG% FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK
Cousins 25.8 16.5 56.0 12 60.0 16.8 1.7 1.7 3
Nurkic 28.4 17.6 55.9 11.7 70.5 12.8 1.6 2.5 2.2

“[Nurkic is] a big, physically imposing center with good offensive skills around the basket. Nurkic will have to hold his own defensively, but a guy with his skill and size should be off the board by the late 1st round.” - NBA.com


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