The first Junior Adriatic League Tournament was held in Belgrade, Serbia and Zadar, Croatia. Eurohopes attended tournament in Belgrade where participated Buducnost VOLI, Mega Bemax Belgrade, Krka Novo Mesto, Cibona Zagreb, Igokea, Partizan Belgrade. Mega Bemax and Cibona Zagreb qualified for the final stage.
Below you can find the top prospects from each team from the tournament in Belgrade, Serbia.
Djordje Topolovic (‘01). Igokea. 6’7, C, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Good finisher around the rim. Can step out for a mid-range shot (even shooting three-point shots). Excellent free throw shooter. Uses his strength to position himself well. Good defensive rebounder. Runs the floor well. Having issues when switching on guards.
Aleksandar Langovic (‘01). Mega Bemax. 6’8, PF/C, Serbia
Lefty, long and athletic. Improved mid-range game compared to last year. Mostly scores from the assist and offensive rebounds. Strong driver left. On the post exclusive left hand. Lacks of energy.
Nikola Djurisic (‘04). Mega Bemax. 6’6, SG, Serbia
The most intriguing player of this tournament. Plays fearlessly even though he is a few years younger. Legit body frame. Decent athlete that has room for improvement. Excellent mid-range game. Needs to improve his three-point shooting. Above average defender. Likes competing. Great energy and good motor.
Sandro Rasic (‘01). Cibona. 6’4, SG, Croatia
Strong and compact body. Average athlete. Volume shooter. Doesn’t do much besides shooting but this kid can make shots in series. Spot up shooter. Moves well on offense and always trying to be available for a shot. Okay defender.
Vito Porobic (‘01). Cibona. 6’6, SG, Croatia
High energy and great motor. Does a little of everything. Active on both ends of the floor. Better driver than shooter. Competes on every possession. Plays high speed all the time. Excellent defender. Has a nose for stealing balls.
Fedor Zugic (‘03). Buducnost Voli. 6’5, SG, Montenegro
Pre-matured. Strong and legit body frame. Scoring mentality. Able to score in different ways. Plays through contact. Decent explosiveness and solid verticality. Leader of his team. One-on-one player. Just an okay defender. Most intriguing player of this tournament with Djurisic.
Viktor Vujisic (’01). Buducnost Voli. 6’6, SG, Montenegro
Great motor. High energy guy that does all the little things. Average athlete. Glue guy. Driver both ways and solid shooter. Excellent defender. The kid all the coaches love having on the team.
Nikola Radovanovic (’03). Partizan Belgrade. 6’7, SF, Serbia
Long, skinny and lanky. Decent body frame that lacks some strength. Scores in transition (coast to coast) and from offensive rebounds. Needs to improve shooting form. Struggles in set offense. An average defender.
Stefan Todorovic (‘02). Partizan Belgrade. 6’5, SG, Serbia
Solid body. An average athlete. Only plays with the ball in his hands. Score first guy. Able to make plays for others. Driver to the right. Takes a lot of bad shots. Has all the freedom on this team. Tries to be a leader. Not interested in defense.