Meet Andrej Stojakovic, the Serbian/Greek prospect with NBA bloodlines currently taking the country by storm at Jesuit High School (CA). Stojakovic, a 6’7” wing, is emerging as one of the biggest risers in the junior class. The son of NBA star Peja Stojakovic was gifted with a wonderful shooting stroke from deep just like his pops, but the young Stojakovic has really been developing into an all-around player as of late, becoming a major force in multiple areas. He has a very pure and fluid game, possessing the ability to score from multiple levels and make smart plays for others, all while showing flashes of defensive prowess. Stojakovic’s frame is filling out nicely and he plays with an endearing chip on his shoulder, as well.
Recently, Stojakovic spent time with Pro Insight’s Jake Lieberman to chat about the latest with his recruitment.
For the next installment of “Recruiting Roundup,” we present class of 2023 prospect Andrej Stojakovic from Thessaloniki, Greece:
Pro Insight: What are you looking to accomplish before the end of this high school basketball season? What are your goals?
Andrej Stojakovic: I want to go as deep in the playoffs as possible and I really think we can surprise a lot of people and make a pretty solid run with this extremely young team.
PI: Which programs would you say are currently prioritizing you the most or expressing the most interest?
AS: The programs that are prioritizing me the most are mostly the ones that have offered me, such as Saint Mary’s, Minnesota, and Louisville, and I’ve been in communication with Stanford a lot, as well.
PI: Where have you visited thus far? Do you have any future visits planned?
AS: I haven’t visited any programs yet, but I plan to take multiple visits when the high school season is over this upcoming spring.
PI: Did you have any dream schools growing up?
AS: Growing up I always followed the University of Oregon because of some family members that were big Oregon fans so I just kind of tagged along.
PI: If you could team up with any high school player in the country when you guys get to college, who would you pick?
AS: I value efficiency very much when I play, and one other high school player that I believe also values efficiency as much as I do is Kylan Boswell and I think we would work well together.
PI: How do you project your role at the next level?
AS: I think whatever program I decide to attend, I expect to contribute right away and be a big part of their success.
PI: What are your three main priorities when it comes to your recruitment?
AS: I’m looking for an environment that could help me become the best player and person I can become. A place that’s fairly easy to get to, in order for my family to come and watch me play from overseas. Also, a program that has a good ratio of basketball obviously and academics for whenever the ball stops bouncing for me.
PI: How’s your timeline looking?
AS: When the high school season ends, I’m planning to take a couple of visits and commit to an AAU team for this spring and summer.
PI: What's your pre-game pump-up song/artist?
AS: Throughout the day of a game day, I start off with slower songs like some R&B, but as I get closer to the game, I tend to listen to a lot of rap to get me going and ready. Probably some Lil Baby or Drake.
PI: Which player in the NBA or college would you compare your game to?
AS: A player I think I play very similarly to is Jabari Smith, Jr. from Auburn, just because of my size at the position that I play and being able to shoot over defenders.