Zoran Nikolic

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-11

Weight: 250

Country: Montenegro

Professional Team: Buducnost

Classification: International ‘96

Birthdate: 4/1/1996

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Solid finisher around the basket

Adequate low post scorer

Excels at scoring on the move

Decent playmaker for a big man

Adequate rebounder

Adept at collecting blocks and steals

Very good size to play the center position

Solid motor


Needs to improve his free throw shooting

Can be turnover prone

Can be too passive on offense

Struggles to guard quicker players

Only an average athlete


Zoran Nikolic is a tough, physical big man that will look to get points and rebounds to help his team in games.  He is an energetic player that will make hustle plays on both ends of the floor.  He doesn’t possess elite physical tools, but his ability to score and collect boards could enable him to be a potential second round pick this year.


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Eurohoops’ Article on Buducnost Winning the Adriatic League

Games Scouted:

1/28/18 Buducnost vs. Mornar

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