Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pack commitment is 6-10 with deep range

North Broward (Fla.) Prep coach Scott Williams said 6-foot-10 Josip Mikulic reminds N.C. State assistant coach Monte Towe of Dwayne Schintzius, a 7-footer who played for Towe and Norm Sloan at Florida in the 1980s and later in the NBA.

Mikulic, a current high school junior who is originally from Croatia, has committed to N.C. State, Williams said.

"He's an extremely good shooter," Williams said. "He has NBA range and is very fundamentally sound for a big kid. He's a good, quality basketball player."

Williams said growing up overseas, where players are known for developing their perimeter skills, helped Mikulic hone a good 3-point stroke. Mikulic also had a late growth spurt.

"Up until two or three years ago he was a guard," Williams said. "He was 6-2, 6-3. He was a perimeter player, and he grew into that body."

Mikulic planned to commit to the first school that showed a commitment to him, and N.C. State was that school, Williams said.

"He's a very loyal kid, and I think he thought Coach [Sidney] Lowe could develop his game," Williams said. 

Ken Tysiac

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Poor Kid!

Anonymous said...

I wonder where this kid will actually end up playing after Lowe gets fired?

Anonymous said...

Rather be AG than FAG...

Anonymous said...

He doesn't have internet access or really follow current ACC Basketball. Hallelujah!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Stay classy Charlotte.

MichaelProcton said...

Very impressive, Sid. Some scrub not even ranked by scout or rivals desperate enough to go to the first school that made him an offer. Surely HE'LL be the one to bring the Pack back to greatness.