Professional Team: Partizan
Classification: International ’97
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
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
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.