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NBA Draft 2023: Wizards select Tristan Vukcevic with 42nd pick

The Serbian prospect’s rights are now held by Washington.

The Wizards selected Serbian Forward Tristan Vukcevic with the 42nd overall pick. He currently plays for KK Partizan of the Serbian KLS.

At 20-years-old, Vukcevic is still under contract for next season, so he may be a draft-and-stash player unless the Wizards arrange a buyout.

Vukcevic is 7-0 tall and shot well from everywhere in a strong international league. Scouts project him as a stretch big if he makes the jump to the NBA.

ESPN’s Jonathon Givony reported that although many expect Vukcevic to stay in Serbia next season, Vukcevic has expressed a desire to enter the NBA next season. He hopes his new team will buyout his contract, which would allow him to come to the league in 2023.

The 7-0 prospect attended this year’s NBA combine, and put up an impressive 21 points in just 17 minutes of scrimmage time. He proved he could hold his own with this year’s top prospects, which helped his draft stock a ton.