Might be interesting to check on Mike Fratello's blog the next few days, just to see what he says about Bojan Bogdanovic. The Nets 2011 draft pick hit a clutch three-pointer with five seconds left in overtime to lead Croatia to a one point win over Fratello's Ukraine squad in the FIBA Eurobasket Qualifying Tournament.
It was one of three Eurobasket games featuring Nets players or draft picks.
Mirza Teletovic brought his team to the brink of overtime in Sarajevo, but Bosnia couldn't quite get over the hump after falling behind by more than 20 early. Teletovic hit a three with 26 seconds left but Georgia, with Toko Shengelia, hung on to win by one.
All told, Bogdanovic finished with 20 points, including five in overtime, to lead all scorers. The 6'8" swingman finished 5-for-13 overall and 2-for-7 from deep. He went to the line 11 times, hitting eight, and finished with five assists in the game, held in Kiev, Ukraine. Teletovic, who leads the Eurobasket tourney in scoring, finished with 27 points, 10-of-21 overall and 4-for-10 from deep. Shengelia finished with 12 points, on 5-for-8 shooting, and six rebounds.
Finally, Ilkan Karaman, the Nets' second round pick this year, scored 14 points and grabbed eight boards in Turkey's loss to Italy. Karaman finished 7-for-8. Turkey led early, but Danilo Gallinario led Italy in a furious comeback.
- Boxscore - Croatia vs. Ukraine - FIBA Europe
- Boxscore - Bosnia vs. Georgia - FIBA Europe
- Boxscore - Turkey vs. Italy - FIBA Europe
- Bosnia - Georgia: Mirza Teletović Dunk (Video) - YouTube
- Bosnia - Georgia: Alley-Oop from Sinanovic to Teletovic (Video) - YouTube
Ilkan Karaman with a poster on Angelo Gigli (Video) - YouTube