Ivan Koljevic NBA Draft Scouting Report
Sep 26, 2004, 04:43 pm
Ivan Koljevic is a skilled point guard with remarkable quickness, especially considering European standards. His quickness is reinforced with his great handles, with a magnificent cross-over, which allow him to keep up the speed while dribbling. With those skills he can't be anything but a good penetrator, and Koljevec certainly is. He possesses remarkable driving ability, and either go for the lay-up in heavy traffic, or dish to a teammate, during which he shows a nice passing ability and court vision.
His other main offensive weapon is his jumper, particulary three-poointers (40% from the international three point arc), which are rather effective and delivered with lightning speed. He loves to dribble while facing the defender matched up against him, and can choose to either cross him over or release a trey in the blink of an eye. This causes the defender to keep an eye on both those abilities, making it hard to adjust. On the defensive end, Koljevic shows decent intensity.
Koljevic possesses a fantastic work ethic. He is said to be working out either with or without the ball at least 10 hours each day.