Aleksa Ilic

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-8

Weight: 185

Country: Montenegro

Professional Team: Buducnost

Classification: International ’96

Birthdate: 9/17/1996

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted​


Active finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on the move

Decent scorer off the dribble

Handles the ball fairly well

Very good rebounder

Fairly good defensive player

Good shot blocker

Good athlete

Rock solid motor


Must improve his face-up game

Needs to improve his low post game

Does not shoot the ball enough

Needs to improve his free-throw shooting

Needs to improve his passing ability

Can struggle to guard stronger players

Must get a lot stronger

May be in between forward positions


Aleksa Ilic is an athletic, combination forward that may potentially project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA.  He rebounds the ball very well for a player his size, and he also can swat some shots to protect the paint.

However, he may be in between positions, as he may have a big man’s game in a wing player’s body.  Ilic also does not shoot well from beyond the arc, nor will he take many jumpers out there, and he may not look to take enough shots in general.  In addition, he can be quite turnover prone on offense.​

Currently, Ilic’s athletic gifts and production overseas could warrant an NBA team to take a flyer on him for the upcoming draft.  He will still need to significantly improve his perimeter skills, but Ilic’s skill set could perhaps allow him to go in the second round as a draft and stash pick in 2018.


DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Eurohoops’ Article on Buducnost Winning the Adriatic League

Games Scouted:

10/15/17 Buducnost vs. Crvena Zvezda

1/28/18 Buducnost vs. Mornar

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