Oton Jankovic

Detroit Senior
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Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
Weight: 215 lbs (98 kg)
Position: PF
High School: Montverde Academy (Florida)
Hometown: Zagreb, Croatia
College: Detroit
Current Team: Detroit
Win - Loss: 1 - 31


FIBA U16 European Championship Scouting Reports

Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Aug 22, 2016, 09:47 am
Oton Jankovic, 6-10, SF/PF, Croatia, 2000

-Excellent physical profile for 16-year-old combo forward at 6' 10” with an excellent frame that is mature, yet still has room to grow
-Super fluid athlete who is very quick off of his feet. Doesn't need much time and space to play above the rim.
-Doesn't need plays ran for him to have an impact offensively. Loves to crash the offensive glass – 4.5 O-Boards per 40. Moves really well off the ball. Puts himself in position to have an impact.
-Best as a straight-line slasher. Good timing attacking closeouts. Gets low to the ground. Can put it down going right or left.
-Solid finisher around the rim thanks to his ability to handle contact and rise up in traffic. Can punish smaller wings on the block. Has a right-handed jump hook in his arsenal.
-Although not overly long he has the tools to defend multiple positions. Can sit down on the perimeter or use his frame well enough on the interior to get by. Good instincts in the passing lanes. Light on his feet. Likes to rebound.
-Can be a bit turnover prone but seems to have a pretty good feel for his strengths and weaknesses. Plays within the flow of the offense.
-Very professional in his approach. Plays with toughness.

-Doesn't have great length with a 6-10 wingspan
-Really struggles to make shots with consistency – 1-of-21 on jumpers at the U16s. Hasn't made any strides since we last saw him at the Jordan Brand Classic. Stiff, mechanical stroke without much fluidity throughout his body. Has a long ways to go with his feet set. Not a threat to make shots off the dribble. Really lacks confidence in his jumper.
-Limited to mostly straight line drives. Doesn't change speeds or directions. Without a jumper or ball skills, how will he score consistently against better competition?
-Has some feel but isn't all that talented as a passer. Will barrel into help side defenders at times. 5.1 turnovers per 40 minutes.
-Checks a lot of boxes but isn't exactly great in one area.

Jankovic, who's currently in the Cibona Zagreb youth system, certainly has some flaws but there's a lot to like about his blend of physical tools, toughness, and versatility on both ends. He can play either forward spot on both ends and is a jump shot away from being considered a very intriguing NBA prospect. At the very least, the Croatian 16-year-old forward has excellent role player potential and is most definitely a name worth tracking as his skill level develops, wherever that may be.

2016 adidas Eurocamp: Day Three

Jun 12, 2016, 02:58 pm
Standing 6'9.75 in shoes with a 6'10 wingspan, Oton Jankovic doesn't have great length or strength at just 194 pounds, but he has good size for a wing already and his fluidity, toughness, defensive acumen, and ability to use his body around the rim for his are impressive for his age. Playing for Cibona Zagreb, Jankovic has made a nice name for himself this spring here, and at the JBC.

2016 Jordan Brand Classic International Game: Top Prospects

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Apr 15, 2016, 07:19 pm
Oton Jankovic, 6-8 SF, Cibona Zagreb, Croatia, 2000

-Great size for a wing prospect at 6-8. Solid frame that should continue to fill out in time. Appears to have some length.
-Very fluid. Long strides. Plweays above the rim in space.
-Impressive feel for the game. Good court vision. Uses both sides of the floor with skip passes. Can drive and kick with either hand. Smart cutter.
-Good instincts on the glass.
-Very capable shooter, especially in mid-range spots. Great footwork on pull ups.
-Plays with some swagger. Doesn't shy away from contact.
-Good feet defensively. Can make plays in the passing lanes. Good instincts.

-Good not great shooter at this stage. Capable but doesn't have the smoothest mechanics. Guides the ball a little bit. Can improve his range.
-Comfortable with the ball but not an overly advanced ball handler. Doesn't create much offense in the half court.
-Nice frame but fairly thin at this stage. Continuing to fill out both his upper and lower body should help him defensively and as a finisher. Hasn't reached his athletic potential just yet.

Outlook: . Already practicing with the Cibona Zagreb senior team at age 15, Jankovic plays with a level of confidence and poise rare for his age. With excellent size for his position, fluidity, some explosiveness, potential as a shooter and great vision as a passer, Jankovic proved to be one of the better prospects both in the Jordan Brand Classic International game and the 2000 class as a whole.

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