When Partizan Belgrade takes on the Midwest All-Stars this weekend, more than the Serbian community and fans curious about European ball will be attending. In fact, scouts from at least five NBA teams – the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks – will be in attendance, primarily to get a glimpse at Jan Vesely.
Vesely is currently projected as a first-round pick in the 2010 NBA draft by most experts; the much-esteemed DraftExpress.com has the 19-year-old going at no. 16 as one of only two European first-rounders along with Team Lithuania/Zalgiris Kaunas’ Donatas Motiejunas.
Partizan Belgrade takes on Scot Pollard, Mateen Cleaves and the Midwest All-Stars on Sunday in Hammond, Indiana, and next Wednesday at the Purdue University Calumet campus.