High Impact player? Nemanja Popovic

On a trip at the beginning of the year, I caught an ABA game where I came across a young player on the U19 team of Crvena zvezda mts. Nemanja Popovic, a 2,02m SG/SF type player with a good wing-span that has defensive and offensive skills reminded me of a young Toni Kukoc/Danilovic mixture.

He has averaged over 22 minutes in the U19 ABA league and is worth looking into especially for teams that are looking at well established young talent.

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To me with Nemanja there are certain points of improvement that he can work on:

  • foot speed
  • catch and shoot
  • quickness
  • off ball movement
  • face up defense

Areas that he definitely is solid in:

  • High basketball IQ
  • Finishing close under the rim
  • creating plays for himself
  • off hand ball handling
  • Defensive pressure

I can definitely see this young player making a big splash with a solid Euroleague team, if not with a EuroCup team next season.

Keep your eyes peeled for this player folks, he will be a player to watch out for.