31 - Vlatko Cancar

6-9, 210 Small Forward/Power Forward
Slovenia International
04/10/97 (23.5 yrs)
Koper, Slovenia
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Kyle Singler

Strengths: Cancar is a versatile and athletic combo forward with a big wingspan (7’0’’) that plays above the rim … He possesses size, length and a big frame and at 20 years of age, shows upside for the NBA level … Has the ability to catch lobs at anytime … Can step outside and knock down shots with range … Good mechanics and follow through on his jump shot … Can create off the dribble for himself and others … Smart in P&R situations and recognizes when to attack the basket and finish around the rim or step out for jump shots … Will attack the rim strong and go for a dunk if possible … He can also be a point forward in some situations and run the P&R as a guard … Has a quick first step that he utilizes effectively to beat defenders off the dribble … Cancar has the ability to finish at the rim with either hand … Scores well under pressure … Solid low post game … Loves running in transition and/or coast to coast … Defensively Cancar has good timing for blocking shots and rebounding the ball … He doesn’t back down to anyone, and is not afraid to challenge opposing players … Gives solid effort at all times …

Weaknesses: Can be a streaky shooter, inconsistent when defense focuses on him … Has problems scoring on the low block against stronger and bigger opponents … Turns the ball over to easily when he leads fast break and running in the open court … Needs work on his ball handling … Needs more toughness and body strength to compete at the NBA level … Added strength will help with his rebounding …

Stevan Petrovic 6/20/17

Strengths: Standing 6-8 he has a body made for basketball, remarkable wingspan and solid explosiveness and quickness … He has worked a lot on his body over the last couple of years, putting on some pounds of muscles … His evolution into a SF is almost complete, since he’s already confident with his shot and handle … He’s really smooth, with solid shooting skills, combined with a good size for the position … He has shown the ability to create his own shot from the dribble, with the use of fakes to create space … He has great instincts and feel for the game, with a solid jumper, especially in catch and shoot situations … He also has three point range (more than 50% from three points so far this year) …

Weaknesses: Even if he has worked hard on his body, he will likely need even more strength to handle NBA level athleticism … He’s not the kind of player you’ll see slashing to the rim, since it’s not part of his style of game … Furthermore he struggles when facing physicality from opponents, and tends to lose balance too easily … He needs to work on his mechanics, plus the use of his left hand needs improvement … He still has to work on the confidence in his skills … Seems mild tempered, lacking elite level of competitive fire …

Notes: An NBA scout described him as follows: “…very efficient shooting the basketball, reminds me a little bit of Kyle Singler with his body and skillset" …  He was discovered by Olimpija Ljubljana when he was playing for his home team of Portoroz, close to the Italian boarder … He grew up with Olimpija junior teams when he played in the Euroleague Junior Tournament. Member of Union Olimpija senior team last season. He moved to Mega Vizura in summer of 2016. He’s currently averaging 7.6 points of average in ABA league thus far with almost the 60% from the field and 64% from three points (season high of 23 against MZT Skopje) … Furthermore he’s putting up 8.5 points and 2.5 assists of average in FIBA Champions league.

Davide Bortoluzzi 11/19/16

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