Bosnian small forwards Nedim Buza and Adin Vrabac are entering this year’s NBA draft, agent Alex Raskovic tells Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress (Twitter link). Buza is No. 61 on Givony’s list of the top 100 prospects, and while Vrabac doesn’t appear on that list, he checks in 55th in Givony’s 2015 mock draft.
Both play for KK Spars in their native Bosnia. Vrabac has posted better numbers than his more highly regarded counterpart, posting averages of 11.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while Buza checks in at 8.0 PPG and 2.7 RPG. The difference appears to be Buza’s superior outside shot, as he’s nailed 39.6% of his shots from behind the arc this season, compared to Vrabac’s anemic 23.8% mark from three-point territory.
Vrabac won’t be automatically draft eligible until 2016, and Buza can wait until 2017, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see either of them withdraw from the draft. International players who don’t play NCAA basketball have the luxury of testing the waters and going through workouts with NBA teams, since the deadline for them to withdraw isn’t until June 16th.