Biography: A native of Montenegro with a strong potential upside as a small forward, Dasic is considered one of the best European big men available and should be a second-round selection. Though he got limited minutes with Spanish team Real Madrid this season, Dasic spent his previous four with Serbian squad Buducnost and became a budding star. The last of those seasons - 2008-09 - put Dasic on the map as he averaged 13.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in the Adriatic League, as well as 12.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals in the European Cup. He is a very fluid player for his size and has good shooting form, which would invoke some of the obvious comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki. However, Dasic does little with his off hand and has yet to show an ability to finish at the basket after contact. He also must improve his free-throw shooting and ball-handling. Dasic is capable of playing good defense and at the very least, does a good job establishing position while rebounding. Additionally, his length allows him to deflect passes and contest jumpers. To stick with an NBA roster, though, Dasic is going to have to improve his lateral quickness, learn how to take a defender off the dribble and bring a sharper focus and consistency to his game. He won a gold medal for Serbia in the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and won three Montenegrin Championships and Cups with Buducnost from 2007-09.
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