"If I moonwalk after I get a rebound, that's exciting. If [Andrew Bynum] does, like, a cartwheel, take his shirt off, and [puts] electrical shocks on his nipples and starts doing the Electric Slide, that's exciting." - Ron Artest
Nikola Vucevic pulls this face all the time. All. The. Time.
The Trojan's leader is Nikola Vucevic, a talented, productive and versatile 6'10 Montenegrin big man. Vooch is not an athlete, but he's tall and has developed a strong upper body, which he uses to attack the glass and the rim in equal measure. He can shoot mid-range jumpshots, drive the ball and create in the post, be in the right place defensively, effective from both the high and the low posts, has good hands, shot selection, and passing vision. He has also added three point range this season. How he projects at the next level is a valid question, but as of right now, it's only important how he projects over the next week.
Nikola Vucevic - Vucevic was covered to some degree here, and whilst he played only one game after that post was written, he has nonetheless seem his draft stock grow on account of his favourable measurements. Rare is the day that a player is in fact bigger than they are listed, but Vooch - commonly listed at 6'10 and 220 - measured at the combine to be 7'0 and 260 with a 7'5 wingspan. If you were asked to choose the ideal centre size, it'd be about there. This, combined with the inside/outside offensive game, fine rebounding and sufficient defensive skillset that he had long since demonstrated, has made him a first rounder. Before he became a jumpshooting specialist as he aged, a younger Mehmet Okur was much like this.
Pick 16: - The Sixers take Nikola Vucevic from USC, whose stock skyrocketed when he was measured - seemingly for the first time in four years - and found to be absolutely bloody enormous. Measuring in at a well built 7'0 tall, Vucevic is up there with Valanciunas and Kanter as the biggest player in the draft, as well as being amongst the most skilled bigs available.
With his selection out of the way, this draft just ran out of centres.
Vucevic kisses a couple of men on his way to the podium, the complete opposite of the Vesely approach. All draftees should heartily tongue a lady friend on their way to the podium. If they didn't bring one, they should heartily tongue Jan Vesely's lady friend instead.
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