Milwaukee Bucks NBA Draft Prospect Watch: Aleksej Pokusevski

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Milwaukee Bucks, Aleksej Pokusevski, NBA Draft
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Without a doubt, Aleksej Pokusevski is this year’s big mystery NBA Draft prospect. Could his intrigue and potential entice the Milwaukee Bucks?

If not for being born a few days before the age deadline, Aleksej Pokusevski may have not been eligible to enter the 2020 NBA Draft.

The youngest prospect in this draft class, Pokusevski stand as the biggest mystery man, armed with a skill set and stature that is both raw and tantalizing. All wrapped in a seven-foot body that comes in at just under 200 pounds.

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The fact that much of Pokusevski’s magnificent flashes of potential have come playing in the second division in Greece for Olympiacos B has only added more fuel to the fire when it comes to assessing just what kind of player is here with the Belgrade-born teenager.

Even as international scouting has grown immensely during the 21st century and Pokusevski’s drawn plenty of interested parties in that regard, the mystery of what kind of player he can or will be still remains. And all it takes is one NBA team dedicated to finding out the answer.

In his 12 appearances across all competitions for Olympiacos this season, Pokusevski averaged 9.9 points on .400/.321/.783 shooting splits, 7.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.1 steals in 21.3 minutes per contest.

So without further ado, let’s dive deep into the game of Aleksej Pokusevski by evaluating his strengths and weaknesses, see where draft experts currently rate him, and examine his potential fit with the Milwaukee Bucks.