One of the best NBA draft oriented storylines developing in the always-interesting Adriatic league revolves around 19-year old Serbian wing player Andreja Milutinovic. Despite coming off a lackluster spring and summer at the junior level, when he played very uninspired basketball, Milutinovic has bounced back in a major way, emerging as the go-to guy of his very young FMP Zeleznik squad, and leading them in scoring thus far with nearly 14 points per game.
Milutinovic seems to have found a new bounce in his step, as hes attacking the rim with great purpose on a regular basis, often finishing extremely well once there. Beyond that, hes been absolutely lights out from beyond the arc, converting on over half of his four 3-point attempts (52%), while shooting a blistering 64% from 2-point range. For a prospect often criticized for being passive and not playing up to his full potential, Milutinovic has been about as aggressive as you could hope for in the early going of the season, both in the half-court and in transition situations.
Only five games into the season, its still a bit too early to get overly excited about Milutinovics performance. Still, considering his very nice physical attributes for a European prospect, and extremely young age, its something worth noting and following as the year moves on.