Whether he is a great NBA prospect is certainly a matter of debate, but no one can deny the fact that Veremeenko is definitely an excellent basketball player. His skill level is extremely high and his talent is evident in the intelligence he shows in putting the ball in the hoop. He is a very good ball-handler and has a nice first step, which he uses consistently to create mismatches out on the perimeter and blow by his man. Veremeenko gets to the free throw line at an excellent rate, which comes from a combination of attacking the basket off the dribble and using his size inside to his advantage, mainly in the form of pivot moves and turnaround jumpers. Veremeenko is more of a mid-range shooter than a 3-point shooter, possessing a very quick, but low release reminiscent to a certain extent of Shawn Marion. He moves off the ball well, passes unselfishly and generally understands how to maximize himself as a bit of a freelancer offensively.
Veremeenko might not be quite the 6-10 hes listed at, and he lacks a bit of length on top of that. His athleticism is good, but certainly not great, and there are some concerns about how exactly his game translates over to the NBA, along with how much hell continue to improve in the future. In Europe he is a mismatch with his ability to take players outside and also do damage in the mid-high post, but in the NBA he might not quite be big or quick enough to translate those same skills to consistent scoring. There are concerns about his unorthodox shooting mechanics, which hampers him from getting a consistent release point on his shot, and is evident in his unimpressive production from behind the FIBA arc. Defensively, he lacks the lateral quickness to stay in front of most players, getting by mostly on his smarts rather than on his physical attributes.
With the small-ball direction that many teams are headed in, Veremeenko could find himself a spot as a face the basket power forward in the NBA down the road. He will have to improve his accuracy from behind the NBA 3-point line, though, as well as become a more capable man to man defender. He is a prime candidate to draft somewhere in the 2nd round and stash overseas for a few more years, hoping he develops a go-to skill that an NBA team can rely on when they bring him off the bench. Right now there isnt quite one thing for him to hang his hat on.