Oregon Ducks men’s basketball host NBA star’s son this weekend
The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball program has a three-man recruiting class in 2023 that is ranked No. 5 nationally.
That trio — five-star power forward Kwame Evans Jr., five-star small forward Mookie Cook and four-star point guard Jackson Shelstad — ranks among the best in program history.
But Dana Altman and her coaching staff aren’t done.
This weekend, Oregon will welcome five-star small forward from Jesuit High School (California) Andrej Stojakovic, the son of former NBA star Peja Stojakovic, on an official visit.
The 6-foot-6, 185-pound sniper is rated Nation’s Global Perspective #19 and No. 4 player in his position.
Stojakovic previously announced a top six from Duke, Oregon, Stanford, Texas, UCLA and Virginia, and has already made official visits in June to Stanford and UCLA, as well as a trip to Texas this past weekend:
With Stojakovic in the fold, Oregon’s class would drop from No. 5 nationally to No. 2, skipping Iowa State, Kentucky and Michigan State and sitting behind only Duke, who has a five-man class made up exclusively of five-star talent.
But that’s far from certain and it will take a long visiting weekend for that to happen – something Cook will try to help by also hiking on campus.
Here’s what 247Sports had to say, in partabout Stojakovic’s game:
“Stojakovic is a highly skilled winger who has good position size, is able to score at multiple levels and even initiate the offense as a guard. The son of former NBA star Peja Stojakovic, Andrej is a a proven shooter like his dad, with a full assortment of threes, pull-ups, and pull-backs, and similarly, much like his dad, he’s been working to perfect his own semi-unconventional version, which comes on the left side of his body. He is very comfortable in the mid-post and mid-range areas where he creates separation and uses his positional size to score over smaller defenders. He is not a naturally explosive athlete and while he’s going to have plenty of chances to attack close-outs, he could cock his grip better in order to get dabs of paint more easily as a playmaker. He’s also not totally explosive at the edge or physically strong enough to absorb a lot p of contact as a finisher.