Top European draft prospect Nikola Jovic has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft, per a report from ESPN.
Jovic, 18, born in England, competed with the Serbian senior national team in a FIBA World Cup qualifying game in February.
This season with Mega Mozzart of the Adriatic League, Jovic has averaged 11.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists on 42%/36%/75% shooting splits.
Jovic has drawn considerable comparisons to Washington Wizards’ guard/forward Deni Avdija.
Both players declared for the Draft at a young age, and both players featured all-around games that scouts posited would translate well to the NBA game.
Avdija, 21, hasn’t put it all together yet – but that doesn’t mean Jovic will struggle with the same fate.
Still, teams considering drafting Jovic in the lottery will surely plan to ease him into the NBA game.
The 2022 NBA Draft will be held June 23 in Brooklyn, New York.