Right-handed… After several years in Spain’s “minor leagues”, Bogdanovic played his way to the Adriatic League with Cibona Zagreb....He quickly became a key player with the team, dominating Croatian League play and putting in a solid performance in the Euroleague… He is such a versatile player at 6’8”, 215 pounds with his deadly perimeter game. He has the ability to get off shots over defenders with his tall, lengthy frame and high release. Even against the athletes and defenders on Team USA, Bogdanovic went off for 17 points, 15 of which came from beyond the arc, making five of eight shots in the 2010 FIBA Worlds. As good as he is from 20+ feet out, Bogdanovic may be just as strong from 12-15 feet… He is a very strong ball-handler. He can handle the ball in the full-court or set-up the half-court offense. His tight handle benefit him with his long first step to get into the lane and penetrate to the basket… At the FIBA Worlds tournament, he came in with a more built frame than we’ve seen him in the past, so if he can continue to work on his body and build a more muscular frame, Bogdanovic could become a late-1st Round / Early 2nd Rounder in 2011. He uses his size and decent athleticism to his advantage against the European forwards to hit the glass. He is not a potent rebounder, but won’t hurt the team on the defensive glass.
He is a perimeter-oriented player, limiting himself to a one-dimensional offensive game. He has a strong handle and a long first step, but too often prefers to float around on the arc, instead of using his attributes to his advantage… With his size and developing frame, Bogdanovic really should be a much better rebounder. He is limited by his average athleticism and slight frame as of now, but both can be worked on and will need to be worked on for him to make the jump to the next level.