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5 - Milenko Tepic

6-7, 200 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Serbia International
Birthday
02/27/87 (33.8 yrs)
Hometown
Novi Sad, Serbia
Euroleague Profile
Athleticism
7
Size
9
Defense
6
Strength
7
Quickness
6
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
8
Potential
7
Passing
8
Intangibles
7
86 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Marko Jaric

Strengths: Tepic is a versatile combo guard with good size for the NBA … Offensively he does not force anything and takes advantage of what the defense give him … Possesses a natural feel for the game and solid basketball IQ … He has tremendous experience playing in the Euroleague with Partizan since 2006-2007 season as well as playing for the Serbian National Team at all levels (he has won many gold medals at the youth level) … Tepic is a very skilled player for his size and good ball-handler with either hand (protects the ball well) … He is very patient with the ball playing lead guard and makes good decisions going against some of the toughest opponents in Euroleague (Spanoulis, Jasikevicius etc) … He is an unselfish guard who loves setting up his teammates for open shots especially when penetrating to the basket; Possesses outstanding passing skills as well as vision and always tries to make the extra pass to his teammates for easy shots … Showed the ability to finish under the basket with both hands … Has the ability to beat defenders off the dribble due to his long first step and take advantage of smaller guards with his height … Tepic improved his outside shooting and mechanics in the past year … A much better shooter when coming off screens and when his feet are set … Does a solid job of playing passing lanes and chasing his opponents throughout screens .. . Great attitude on and off the court.

Weaknesses: Tepic is not a true PG and his PG ability likely wont transfer to the NBA … The players similar to him (Planinic, Welsch etc have not had success in the NBA lately) … Not quick, athletic and explosive enough to compete at the NBA level against bigger and stronger players … Although he has improved, he is still an inconsistent shooter … Defensively he struggles guarding quicker, more athletic and stronger opponents … He has to work on his lateral quickness. A big area of concern … Lack of upper body strengths and muscles also makes things tough for him …

Stevan Petrovic – 6/18/2009

Strengths: Beginning to established himself as an excellent European player showing solid leadership qualities … Took on a big role with Partizan this year and rose to the challenge … His extraordinary size for a PG, combined with his ability to score with the jumper, make him a tough match up … Rebounds the ball especially well from the PG position … Very consistent for a younger player … He can really shoot the ball as one can see by his 90% FT clip … Very smooth all around game with a good feel and the ability to elevate his teammates play with quality vision and passing ability … Creates mismatches. Uses his size well to see over defenders and also posts up smaller guards well … Doesn’t overpower opponents, but uses the pump fake well to get by his man … Can take the ball off the dribble and finish or drop a dime …

Weaknesses: Lacks the aggressiveness to take full advantage of his size and skill combination … He could use a little more poise setting up his teammates as he managed too few assists for his position … Doesn’t hit the three ball with consistency. Has a good shooting form and touch but needs to extend his range: 32% he converted this year. … Not blessed with stand out athleticism … Lack of great foot speed hurts him especially defensively. He does not have good lateral movement, which will be exploited on the NBA level …

Simon Dresden – 2/17/2008

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