Heat draftee Nikola Jovic caps off California Classic with 25-point effort

Nikola Jovic shook off two inconsistent games and turned in his best performance of summer league on Tuesday as the Miami Heat wrapped up their stay in the California Classic.

Jovic, the 25th pick in the draft, produced 25 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes of work in a 94-70 win over the Golden State Warriors. He converted on 9-of-16 shot attempts from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range.

His 25 points were the second-most in a game this year.

The performance came after the 19-year-old totaled just nine points and seven rebounds over his first two games in the event. He looked to be comfortable on Tuesday and shot the ball very well, and also had a couple of nice finishes around the rim.

Jovic enters the NBA as one of the most experienced players in the class after playing in Serbia with KK Mega Basket. He was named the top prospect in the league and had been on the NBA radar for quite some time prior to being selected last month by the Heat.

He showed off some of his overall skill set in the California Classic and will be looking to continue his run in the Las Vegas Summer League as Miami tips off its run Saturday versus the Boston Celtics.

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