Get to Know Ognjen Jaramaz

With their final pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Knicks selected Ognjen Jaramaz, a point guard from Serbia.

Get to know one of the newest Knicks with these facts about the 58th overall pick.

  • Jaramaz, 21, is listed at 6-foot-4 and 193 pounds
  • He’s played for Mega Leks for the past three seasons, the same team that produced NBA players such as Nikola Jokic and fellow 2017 draftees Vlatko Cancar (49th, Nuggets) and Alpha Kaba (60th, Hawks)
  • He averaged 14.5 points, 3.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds and 0.9 steal last season, according to DraftExpress
  • Jaramez was was named MVP of the Adidas Eurocamp 2017 despite only participating in two of the three days
  • His older brother, Nemanja, also plays professional basketball in Europe and currently plays in Poland

What They’re Saying

“His combination of size, quickness, toughness, and energy give him some upside if he can begin to figure things out as a playmaker and shooter.” – Matt Kamalsky, DraftExpress

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