Nakic, who will turn 20 next month, has spent the 2020/21 season playing for BC Oostende in Belgium. According to Givony, the 6’8″ wing has averaged 10 points in 18 minutes per contest, while knocking down an impressive 58% of his three-point attempts. Nakic, who will have until July 19 to decide whether to remain in the draft or withdraw, is ranked 84th overall on ESPN’s big board for 2021.
Here are a few more draft-related notes:
- Another Raznatovic client is declaring for the draft, according to Givony, who tweets that 6’9″ Croatian wing Boris Tisma has entered the draft pool. Tisma, 19, played for Real Betis in the Spanish League this season, though he saw limited action.
- Coming off of an Elite Eight run with the Wolverines this season, Michigan freshman center Hunter Dickinson has decided to test the draft waters while maintaining his college eligibility, he announced (via Twitter). In his first college season, Dickinson emerged as a starter, averaging 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds in 28 games (26.0 MPG).
- Illinois sophomore center Kofi Cockburn will keep his name in the draft and go pro, sources confirm to Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com. As we noted when he declared in April, Cockburn’s initial statement strongly suggested he wouldn’t just be testing the waters.
- In case you missed it, the NBA sent teams a list of over 130 seniors who have declared for this year’s draft. We relayed that list right here.