While fellow prospect Charalampos Giannopoulos hasn't emerged as a high level prospect in a bit part for Panionios, Vladimir Jankovic has relished his opportunity. A solid athlete, the 20 year old Jankovic hasn't posted impressive numbers in just 10 minutes per-game, but he's flashed some nice tools. Standing 6'8 with long arms, Jankovic has nice size for a small forward, the position he's played exclusively this season. Capable of knocking down catch and shoot jump shots with range, but quick enough to get to the rim off the dribble in the Greek League, Jankovic is a smart finisher with promising mechanics on his shot.
A low mistake player, the keys for Jankovic will be developing his body, gaining experience, improving his consistency and refining his perimeter scoring arsenal. At the moment, most of his offense comes from catch and shoot jump shots and basic straight-line drives. The young Serbian-Greek wing uses changes of speeds fairly well, but still needs to refine his ball handling ability and pull up jumper to better prepare himself to deal with the more athletic defenders he'd face in the NBA. He could also stand to become more reliable with his feet set to help him spread the floor.
Having made 10 of the 19 shots he's attempted this season, Jankovic has played well when he's seen the floor. His ability to garner consistent minutes will be important to his development in the coming seasons, as he shows a nice skills level, but hasn't carved out an identity as more than a roleplayer.
Defensively, Jankovic holds his own substantially better than many prospects his age. He has solid lateral quickness for the European game, but is effective because he plays with a terrific effort level and won't back down from a challenge. If he can pack some muscle onto his frame to help him fight over screens and defend around the basket, he could project as a passable NBA defender.
With the rest of this and next season to improve his game, Jankovic is definitely a player to keep an eye on moving forward. His size, length, and intensity on the defensive end could allow him to generate some draft buzz if he makes progress offensively, gains some weight, and begins to see more playing time.