Dusan Ristic’s quest to make an NBA roster will take him a long way from Arizona.
The 7-footer is one of 40 prospects that will be participating in NBA Global Camp 2018, a pre-Draft showcase from June 2-5 at La Ghirada Sports Center in Treviso, Italy, per an NBA release.
The camp only features players born outside the United States. Of the 40 players invited, Ristic is one of only a few that played college basketball. (The full list of participants can be found here).
Here’s some more info on the camp via the NBA’s release:
The camp will include team interview sessions, five-on-five games, shooting drills, and strength and agility testing in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams, all under the direction of NBA personnel.
The camp will also feature a series of scrimmages among prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S., along with a team from Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence and top international prospects. Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal.
While the Serbian is projected to go undrafted in June, it’s still possible that he can earn a spot on an NBA Summer League roster, which can manifest into a training camp invite — the same route T.J. McConnell used to make the Sixers’ roster.
Even if the NBA isn’t in the cards for Ristic, his skill set should allow him to have a successful career overseas.
Ironically, the former Wildcat is heading overseas to help his chances of staying stateside.