H: 6' 0"|
W: 165 lbs
(24 Years Old)
Current: PG |
Hometown: Zadar, Croatia
Following with another Croatian, Toni Prostran, better known for his scoring efforts (that upped him into the all-tournament team in last year's U-16 European Championship), emerged as the most prolific assist maker in the competition (5 per game) despite being a first-year junior (born in 1991), while nicely filling the much needed distribution role that this squad had lacked in the past (the Mannheim tournament, for example).
It’s not every day that you see a 16 year-old (not named Ricky Rubio) having any kind of significant role in a high-level competition. This past week Toni Prostran showed up for Zadar with 12 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in just 15 minutes of playing time, making his modest contribution to an easy victory in the ULEB Cup against Strasbourg.
Prostran, a tiny and very active point guard standing around six-feet tall, blossomed this past summer in the U-16 European Championship, clinching a spot on the all-tournament team along with the likes of Dejan Musli, Nicolo Melli and Alberto Jodar, and becoming the best scorer of the competition, especially thanks to his perimeter stroke. He’s a pretty good shooter with nice range and off-the-dribble skills. It was his long-range shooting that provided Prostran with his points for Zadar, as he connected on 4 out of 5 attempts from the arc.