Updated on 10/26/20. Written by Alan Lu.
Professional Team: Koper Primorska
Classification: International ‘99
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker for his size
Above average athlete
Needs to improve his outside shot
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Needs to improve his rebounding
Needs to improve his defense
Not an elite athlete
Jurij Macura is a mobile, skilled big man that is excelling in professional basketball overseas this year in the Adriatic League and in the Slovenian League. He has been an efficient inside scorer for his team this year, but he will need to improve his outside shot, rebounding, and defense. Right now, he projects to be a borderline second round pick for the 2021 draft.
Side note: There are discrepancies about his reported height. He’s been listed at 6-8 by one site, 6-9 by another, and 211 cm (which is 6-11, as that is 83 inches) by two other web sites. For now, he’ll be listed at the median height listing of 6-9.
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