Nets’ Bojan Bogdanovic Shines in FIBA World Cup

For Brooklyn Nets fans, the FIBA World Cup may have slid under the radar with the Nets’ big names not participating, but one of the Nets’ offseason additions really shined throughout the tournament, and should have opened the eyes of Nets fans.

For Croatia, Bojan Bogdanovic was consistently their best player and helped lead them into the round of 16, where they fell to France 69-64. Bogdanovic has been one of the best players in the World Cup this season, and that should get the Nets, and their fan excited about what he can bring to the team next season.

In the loss to France, Bogdanovic scored a game-high 27 points, which included a monster fourth quarter that he scored 14 points. He nearly single-handedly brought Croatia back from a 16-point deficit, as he hit a three-pointer to bring them to within two points, but missed a three-pointer that could have given his team the lead with under 30 seconds to go. Nonetheless it was a great game from Bogdanovic, who finished shooting 11 for 19 from the field.

For the entire tournament, Bogdanovic was impressive, averaging 21.2 points per game, while shooting 50% from the field, and 36.1 from the three-point line. With training camp about three weeks away, Bogdanovic will be coming in riding a hot hand from the World Cup, and could figure to play a nice role on that Nets this upcoming season.

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