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. Jabari Smith – 6-10 – Auburn
  2. Paolo Banchero – 6-9 – Duke
  3. Nikola Jovic – 6-10 – Serbia
  4. Keegan Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
  5. John Butler – 7-1 – Florida State
  6. Jeremy Sochan – 6-9 – Baylor (England)
  7. Moussa Diabate – 6-10 – Michigan (France)
  8. E.J. Liddell – 6-7 – Ohio State
  9. Adama Sanogo – 6-9 – UConn
  10. Michael Foster – 6-8 – G League Ignite
  11. Dominick Barlow – 6-9 – Overtime Elite
  12. David Roddy – 6-5 – Colorado State
  13. Jake LaRavia – 6-8 – Wake Forest
  14. Brady Manek – 6-9 – North Carolina
  15. Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
  16. Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
  17. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  18. Babacar Sane – 6-8 – Senegal
  19. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Australia
  20. Leonardo Okeke – 6-9 – Italy
  21. Roko Prkacin – 6-9 – Croatia
  22. Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga 
  23. Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
  24. Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Kentucky
  25. Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton
  26. Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky
  27. C.J. Walker – 6-8 – UCF