Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
College: Florida State
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2021 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 57 by the Charlotte Hornets
(Rights traded to the Detroit Pistons)
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Has good hands
Adequate playmaker for his size
Solid shot blocker
Above average athlete
Needs to improve his face-up game
Must improve his low post game
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Not an elite rebounder
Struggles to guard quicker players
Can be foul prone
Not an elite athlete
Balsa Koprivica is an energetic center that could project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA. He is a high-motor player that can catch plenty of hands and then score on dunks around the basket. He also is an active rebounder and shot blocker that will provide some interior defense. On the downside, he’s not really a great shot creator, and he can pick up quick fouls on the defensive end.
Still, he’s mobile for a big man his size and he went to a well-schooled defensive team, and Koprivica projects to be a borderline second round candidate in the 2021 draft.
12/9/20 Florida State vs. Indiana
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