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2022 NBA Draft mock 1.0: First look at the first round

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2022 NBA Draft mock #24: Milwaukee Bucks: Fedor Zugic

Zugic is a 6’6 wing with length and shot-making ability. He has three years of professional experience under his belt already and has shown plenty to be excited about going forward. Over the last two seasons combined, Zugic has hit 37.9 percent of his 211 3-point attempts. He could be the 3-and-D option that every team covets.

Zugic is set to take a step up in competition this season as he transferred to Ulm. It will be interesting to see how that impacts his development and production.

The 17-year-old is far from a finished product. He is well under 200 pounds right now and will need to add mass to make an impact in the NBA. Zugic is also not an elite athlete and could struggle to defend on the perimeter. He is hoping to have a larger role this season and to get the opportunity to prove that he has filled some of the gaps in his game.

The Milwaukee Bucks love to draft length and raw talent, especially in the mid to late first round. The defending champions figure to be back selecting in the high 20s and will be searching for a developmental player. Fedor Zugic offers a nice mix of versatility and shot-making ability for a team that will need floor spacers to put around Giannis Antetokounmpo.