Coveted Stojakovic, Peja’s son, chooses Stanford

Coveted Stojakovic, Peja’s son, chooses Stanford

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    Jeff BorzelloESPN Staff Writer


    • Basketball recruiting insider.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.

Top-25 senior Andrej Stojakovic, the son of former NBA All-Star Peja Stojakovic, announced his commitment to Stanford on Monday.

Stojakovic chose the Cardinal over Texas, UCLA and Oregon. Over the course of the summer, Stojakovic made multiple visits to his finalists. Both Stanford and Texas made strong pushes down that stretch. Stojakovic, a 6-foot-7 forward from Jesuit High School in California, is ranked No. 24 in the ESPN 100 for the 2023 class. He skyrocketed from outside the top 100 entering the spring to a borderline five-star prospect after stellar showings on the Adidas grassroots circuit for the Compton Magic program.

” There is much to love about his game,” Paul Biancardi, ESPN national recruiting director, said. His court presence and scoring tools are the best. He plays the game with great poise and confidence. He plays from a live-ball, triple threat position, and uses clever shot fakes and jab moves to move his opponent. He moves with the ball to create space, but he has the ball in his hands so that he can look around the court.

“His background means he is able to understand spacing and how important it is to move the ball to the open player. It’s fun to see his ability to execute on the perimeter and in the paint. “

Stojakovic is the second top-30 prospect to commit to Stanford in the 2023 class, joining Georgia native Kanaan Carlyle (No. 29), who plays for Overtime Elite.

This also marks the third time in four years that coach Jerod Haase has landed a top-25 recruit, following Ziaire Williams in 2020 and Harrison Ingram in 2021.

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