Bulgarian forward Aleksandar Vezenkov, also known as Sasha Vezenkov, intends to enter the 2015 NBA draft, Alexander Sotirov of Sportal.bg tweets (hat tip to Enea Trapani of Sportando). Vezenkov spent the last four seasons with the Greek team Aris BC. The 19-year-old is a projected second-rounder in June’s draft. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress ranks him as the No. 32 overall prospect, while Chad Ford of ESPN.com (Insider Subscription required) slots him at No. 44 overall.
Vezenkov is a likely draft-and-stash pick, and his game needs refining before he is ready to be productive in the NBA. While he is a solid outside shooter with good court vision, Vezenkov needs quite a bit of work to become a passable NBA defender. With further seasoning Vezenkov could be a competent role-player off the bench in the NBA, but he’ll need to add strength if he hopes to survive the rigors of an 82 game season in the league.
In 21 appearances for Aris BC this past season, Vezenkov averaged 19.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 32.7 minutes per contest. His shooting numbers were .525/.439/.779.