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Posted On: 06/4/18 11:00 AM
Richard Montgomery forward Djordje Orcev has been a standout in the early stages of the Capitol Hoops Summer League. The versatile class of 2019 prospect, who is running with the 6th Man Warriors, broke down his recruitment and overall game in a recent interview.
PH: For those that haven’t seen you play, how would you describe your overall game?
DO: “I’m a long, athletic wing. I can shoot the ball. That’s one of the main things I can do. But I also play above the rim. My defensive game has improved. I think I can guard one through four. I think at the next level that will be helpful. I can also play inside out.”
PH: You play a lot bigger than your listed height. What is your wingspan?
DO: “I think my wingspan is about 6’7 or 6’8.”
PH: How high is your vertical leap?
DO: “The last time I measured it was about 35 inches. But its been a while.”
PH: What do you think is the most underrated part about your game?
DO: “I think probably my defense and my vision. Defensively, as I’ve said, I think I can guard a number of positions. And my vision on the floor, at times it may appear as if I’m looking to score, but I can definitely find my teammates when they’re open.”
PH: How are your grades?
DO: “Right now this year I have a 4.4 weighted GPA and 3.85 unweighted.”
PH: Do you know what you want to study in school at this point?
DO: “I’m interested in a lot of things. I like biology. I also like law. I’m taking a law class right now. And of course just all of your general subjects. Math. I have a knack for math. I’m still figuring out, but it’s going to come to me.”
PH: Where are you from originally?
DO: “I’m from here, but my dad is from Serbia. He played professionally over there.”
PH: Which schools are you hearing from right now?
DO: “I’ve been contacted by several schools. Brown, Holy Cross, American and Dartmouth.”
PH: Will you be at any of their elite camps?
DO: “I’m pretty sure I’ll be going to Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, and American.”
PH: What do you think you can bring to a college program?
DO: “I think of course freshman year it’s not always about coming in and being a star. I think I can bring effort and just a game-winning mentality to a college program. And I think that I tend to mesh with my teammates well no matter what program.”