Projected first-round pick Nikola Jovic has filed the necessary paperwork to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft, his agent, Misko Raznatovic, says ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.
Jovic, who was born in Serbia, is averaging 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists with KK Mega Basket in the Adriatic League. He’s shooting 40.6% from the field, including 33.9% from 3-point range, in 26 total games this season.
The 18-year-old striker is highly regarded for his international experience.
Jovic made his senior debut for Mega Basket last season and previously played for Serbia in the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2021. He was named to the all-time squad. tournaments after averaging 18.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists in seven games.
It is widely expected that Jovic will be a first-round pick mid-to-late considering his overall abilities. He can space the floor and has also shown promise as a ball handler and rebounder. He’s been on the NBA’s radar for a while and even received votes as the best international player by GMs.
The NBA draft will take place on June 23.
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