Prospect Profile: Jusuf Nurkic
In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Cedevita Zagreb
|6'11"||280||7'2"||Center||Cedevita Zagreb||Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina|
Three-point field goals: 2012-13, 0-for-1(.000); 2013-14, 0-for-1(.000). Totals: 0-for-2(.000).
- Played for the Bosnia-Herzegovina's national team in the '13 Eurobasket Qualifications.
- Competed in the '12 U18 Euros B Division and averaged 19.4 points and 13.2 boards en route to MVP honors.
One of the most productive big men in Europe on a per minute basis. Great size. Physical, uses his
body. Generates a ton of baskets with his activity. Draws a lot of calls to get to the line. Plays the game with reckless abandon. A special rebounder, particularly on the offensive end. Good hands. Aggressive shot-blocker.
"Nurkic is a monster who moves with grace. He's an absolute handful whenever he's in the game, thanks to his tremendous blend of size, length and strength to go with some impressive touch in the paint."
"Because of his size and ability and desire to play in the post, the Bosnia native is a rare breed in this year's draft. His touch also gives him an intriguing ceiling."
"Nurkic's touch and feel for the game set him apart from other big men. He's very good below the rim, can shoot with both hands in the paint and isn't scared of contact. His biggest flaws are a lack of great athleticism and defensive skills. However, he's a very skilled offensive big man and those are hard to find."
|ESPN.com||CBS Sports||Yahoo! Sports||HoopsHype|