This was somewhat of an inconsistent tournament for Croatian center Miro Bilan
, even if he had four really strong games. Bilan has a strong frame, but is just an average athlete, lacking great quickness, not running the floor particularly well, and not showing great balance. Nevertheless, his post skills are quite good, both facing and with his back to the basket, and hes able to finish with both his right and left hands. Unfortunately he lacks the toughness to be a bit more efficient down low. He doesnt always show the best hands, but this was often caused more by a lack of intensity and concentration. He actually enjoys quite good ball-handling skills, combined with nice court vision and passing skills, particularly out of the post. When hes really a part of the game, hes capable of drawing quite a few fouls too. Facing the basket, he shows potential with his mid-range jumper, but he still has plenty of room to improve in this area.
Defensively he suffered occasional foul trouble and isnt much of an intimidation threat. Hes quite soft defending the post, often neglecting help side position and showing average awareness off the ball, even if he gave a better impression now than he did a year ago. He does get his share of rebounds, but here also it could be much better with an increased effort, particularly on the defensive glass.
Considering his physical gifts and skill-set, Bilan will always be a coveted target for teams in Europe.