Vanja Marinkovic

Height: 6-6

Weight: 195

Country: Serbia

Professional Team: Partizan

Classification: International ’97

Birthdate: 1/9/1997

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 85

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

​2019 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 60 by the Sacramento Kings

Pros:

Good shooter, especially from deep

Adequate scorer off the dribble

Excels at scoring on the move

Very good free throw shooter

Fairly good playmaker

Decent defensive player

Above average athlete

Good size to play out on the wing

Smart player that has a good feel for the game

Cons:

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble

Can struggle to finish plays in traffic

Does not draw enough free throws

Not an elite ball handler

Needs to improve his rebounding

Can be out of position defensively

Not an elite athlete

Has a short wingspan

Can be inconsistent in games

Summary:

Vanja Marinkovic is a smart, skilled swingman that had a very productive year for Partizan in 2017.​

Receiving a starter’s level of minutes in a fairly tough Adriatic League, Marinkovic made an impressive 41% of his threes during the 2016-17 season, as he almost averaged a double digit number of points per game there.​

Right now, he may project to be a second round prospect.  Marinkovic is a player that can shoot and score the basketball, and he may also be an underrated playmaker, and a solid year could help him move quickly up draft boards.

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