So you say you want shooters, huh?
If the NBA is a family, perhaps Mike Woodson can leverage his lengthy career in the league to entice the son of another long-timer in the league.
IU offered Andrej Stojakovic on Thursday. He is the son of 16-year NBA veteran Peja Stojakovic, who spent most of that tenure with the Sacramento Kings and did have a brief partial-season stop with the Indiana Pacers. The elder Stojakovic was a three-time NBA All-Star best known for his prowess as a 3-point shooter.
Playing for the Compton Magic on the Adidas 3SSB Circuit, Andrej Stojakovic was in the Indianapolis area over the weekend and played in front of IU assistant coaches, including one game against 2023 commit Gabe Cupps that was watched by Kenya Hunter.
The 6-foot-7 Stojakovic is a 4-star prospect according to the 247SportsComposite. He is the No. 82 overall player in the class of 2023 according to that outlet, and the No. 20 small forward.
247Sports’ national analyst Eric Bossi wrote about Stojakovic’s performance this past weekend.
“After a monster weekend at the 3SSB, Stojakovic looks to be at least a top 50, if not a bit better, player in the junior class,” Bossi wrote. “He shoots it, he has great size, he can finish with bounce and he’s a steely competitor.”
As a junior at Jesuit H.S. (Carmichael, Cal.), Stojakovic averaged 25.3 points and added 9.3 rebounds while shooting 40 percent from three on 129 attempts (five attempts per game).
Thus far Stojakovic has offers from Louisville, Stanford, Minnesota, USC, St. Mary’s, Washington State and others.
For a complete summary of Indiana’s 2023 through 2025 commits and prospects, GO HERE.
Stojakovic is No. 2 in brown in the first video, playing in the game against Cupps.
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