The official FIBA highlight package for the Croatia - France game Saturday had no video of the game's high scorer. So, NetsDaily poster @Wa_Sa_ searched the web for a YouTube package that included Bojan Bogdanovic. We are all the beneficiaries of the search. He found a video of all 27 points scored by the Nets rookie in his failed attempt to beat France single-handedly.
There's three pointers, including the one that brought the Croatians from way behind to within two points of the French. There are blow-by's, putbacks, stepbacks and a lot of smart plays, once he got the ball, something that he complained wasn't happening. The video ends with his final shot, a miss that would have put Croatia ahead..
As ESPN's Fran Fraschilla told Lenn Robbins, the Nets in-house beat writer recently, "His ability to stretch the floor with his shooting gives him a chance to play early in his time in Brooklyn. I think he’s got the potential to be a solid NBA rotation guy on a good team."
Bogdanovic, the 6'8" swingman, finished the World Cup with a 21.2 ppg average, third in scoring, behind J.J. Barea of Puerto Rico and Andray Blatche of the Philippines. If Bogdanovic had scored two more points, he would have finished second.
- Let’s pump the brakes on Bojan Bogdanovic - Brian Erni - SNY Nets