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5 TANASKOVIĆ Dušan

Rank:5
Position
Power forward, Center
Height
207cm/6'9''
Weight
103kg/225lbs
Current Team
5 TANASKOVIĆ Dušan, BC Partizan
Age
1
Season:

Tanasković is one of the best bigs in his generation. Standing at 6’9 has very solid size for his position. Has ability to maintain position for himself down low, very skilled on the low post, sure finisher, can use both hands. Old school type of center. Scores mid range and close range shots at solid percentages, even though he doesn’t shoot them too often. Lacks of high level mobility and athleticism. Could be faster and more agile. Has problems with faster players in defense. Was member of All Tournament team at ANGT Munich. Recently signed first professional contract with Partizan.

Strengths

  • good at creating position for himself
  • versatile post skills
  • size and length
  • scoring around the paint and close range

Weaknesses

  • not so mobile
  • bad lateral movement and quickness
  • not able to guard faster players

Serbian players on ANGT Munich:

This was his third ANGT tournament, but first one with a major role on the court. Tanaskovic was the best and the most constant player from Serbian team on the tournament. 6’9 big averaged 16.8ppg (3rd scorer of the tournament), 11.3rpg (the best rebounder) and 2.5bpg(2nd best blocker), which was enough to get a place in All Tournament team. He continued with good games he had in first part of the season in both U19 and KLS league, and also in L’ Hospitalet tournament during first week of January. Played all 4 games on high level and proved himself again as one of the top bigs in his generation. Well sized C showed his presence in the paint on both ends, offensively nice mixture of length, post skillset and soft touch around the rim makes him tough to be guarded. Good position maker, uses footwork well and adapts body so he can score immediately down low off the catch. Defensively, showed good shot blocking abilities and timing, still can’t switch with guards, lacks of lateral speed. Very active on rebounding part, both in offense in defense, scored couple of tip ins after rebounds, goes for every ball in the air, regardless lack of athletic abilities, which is his biggest issue at the moment. Has to work on quickness, mobility and athleticism overall. Few months of senior basketball experience helped him a lot, body is getting stronger and tougher, but still had troubles when guarded by stronger big. Couldn’t back them up inside, so he was forced to take difficult hooks and fadeaway shots, which is not what he usually does. However, showed biggest potential out of all other Partizan players.

Serbia on the U17 World championship 2018:

Starting center and captain of the NT. Had good season for Partizan in both age categories he played- u17 and u19. Talented big can create for himself, and to score from low post thanks to his post skills. Had good performances throughout training camp. #6 ranked player in 01 generation is solid defender, too, specially when it comes to blocking shots.

Statistics

SeasonTeamCompetitionPTSASTSTLBLKFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OFFDEFTOPFRPGAPGSPGBPGPPGEFF
2019BC PartizanANGT Munich677410265547.3000152755.61530111411.31.812.516.895
2018BC PartizanTRIGLAV u17 league220196369515860000305357437527338.51.40.42.615.721
2017Serbian NTFIBA u17 WC 20186654926515101014226414239175.30.70.61.39.479
2018BC Partizan RODA u191973112368515754010274757527729536.81.60.61.910.4276