Jurij Macura

Updated on 5/28/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 225
Country:  Slovenia
Professional Team: FMP Beograd
Classification: International ‘99
Birthdate: 12/23/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Has stretch big potential
Decent playmaker for his size
Decent rebounder
Adequate defender
Above average athlete


Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Not an elite rebounder
Struggles to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete

Summary:
Jurij Macura is a mobile, skilled big man that excelled in professional basketball overseas this year in the Adriatic League and in the Slovenian League for Primorska.  Midway through the season Primorska ended up getting disqualified and disbanded, and he struggled to find a consistent role on his new team, FMP Beograd.

He was an efficient inside scorer for his team this year, but he will need to improve his outside shot, and defense.  Right now, he projects to be a borderline second round pick for the 2021 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Eurobasket Profile
ABA-Liga Profile
Novosti.RS’ Article on Primorska Getting Disqualified and Disbanded (The Article is in Bosnian)

Games Scouted:
10/2/20 Koper Primorska vs. FMP Beograd
11/1/20 Koper Primorska vs. Cibona
3/27/21 FMP Beograd vs. Crvena Zvezda
4/11/21 FMP Beograd vs. Mega Bemax

Side note: There are discrepancies about his reported height. He’s been listed at 6-9 by one site, 6-10 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 6-10.


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