Nikola Jovic

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: SerbiaHT: 6-10WT: 209
BORN: 6/9/03YEAR: 03WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Jovic is one of the most talented prospects in the 2022 draft class and could be the top international prospect.

The 6-10, 209 pound forward has a versatile game and can do a little bit of everything on the court. He’s able to handle the ball in the open court, hit the outside shot and score in the lane. He makes good reads with the ball and has an advanced feel for the game.

He’s not an explosive vertical athlete but he’s very quick for a 6-10 player and runs the floor really well. He’s well built with broad shoulders and natural power.

Jovic has point-forward skills and can lead the fast break and initiate the offense in the half court. He’s really crafty with the dribble and has impressive handles for a young players his size. His ball handling helps him get into the lane and he’s a very effective driver, despite not having an elite first step.

He’s a versatile defender who can guard in space. He doesn’t project as a big time rim defender and isn’t a big wingspan guy.


Comparisons

  • Billy Owens
  • a very rich and fast man’s Dario Saric
  • Tom Chambers

Draft Projection

lottery pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

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2022 PF Rankings

  1. Paolo Banchero – 6-9 – Duke
  2. Daimion Collins – 6-9 – Kentucky
  3. Jabari Smith – 6-9 – Auburn
  4. Nikola Jovic – 6-10 – Serbia
  5. Mouhamed Gueye – 6-10 – Washington State
  6. Michael Foster – 6-8 – G League Ignite
  7. Roko Prkacin – 6-9 – Croatia
  8. Moussa Diabate – 6-10 – Michigan (France)
  9. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield – 6-9 – Tennessee
  10. Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
  11. Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
  12. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  13. Nate Bittle – 6-11 – Oregon
  14. Babacar Sane – 6-8 – Senegal
  15. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Australia
  16. Dawson Garcia – 6-11 – UNC
  17. Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga 
  18. Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
  19. Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Kentucky
  20. Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton
  21. Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky
  22. Shareef O’Neil – 6-9 – LSU
  23. Omar Payne – 6-10 – Illinois
  24. C.J. Walker – 6-8 – UCF
  25. Lefteris Mantzoukas – 6-9 – Greece
  26. Jordan Brown – 6-11 – NA
  27. Aidan Igiehon – 6-9 – Grand Canyon (Ireland)