Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
Professional Team: Buducnost
Classification: International ’96
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
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.
Eurohoops’ Article on Buducnost Winning the Adriatic League
10/15/17 Buducnost vs. Crvena Zvezda
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