Serbian wing Bogdan Bogdanovic is in the midst of a breakout season in his draft-eligible year. He's strung together a series of impressive performances in the Euroleague and Adriatic League with Partizan Belgrade, and played a crucial role on the Serbian National Team this past summer at the European Championships in Slovenia.
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Bogdanovic has taken advantage of an injury to Partizan's starting point guard, Leo Westermann, to take on a much more prominent role in his team's offense as a primary ball-handler and facilitator. He's showcasing impressive versatility, leading the team in points, assists, blocks and usage, all while shooting 40% from 3-point range thus far.
Partizan has advanced to the Euroleague Top-16, which will only give Bogdanovic added exposure against some of the top teams in the world outside of the NBA, such as Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow and others.
Despite possessing a comfortable buyout in his contract, only time will tell what path Bogdanovic will decide to go down eventually--be it an elite Euroleague team, or the NBA. In the meantime, there's little doubt that he's emerged as the most intriguing 1992-born draft-eligible prospect in European basketball, which, barring complications revolving around his ambiguous future NBA status, should make him a viable target for teams picking in the late first and early second round.
Playing on European basketball's biggest platforms has given us ample opportunity to evaluate Bogdanovic's very distinct strengths and weaknesses as a prospect, which we've done in the following video scouting report courtesy of Mike Schmitz.
All of our video scouting reports this season can be found here.