Andric had a disappointing season in general, but has came up strong as of late with his play in the Finals of the Croatian league. In the last 3 games against Cibonas arch-rival Zadar, Andric averaged 18 ppg, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.5 blocks. He has been really turning heads with his play in the last month, when he finally started to gain starting minutes after Hungarian Center Marton Bader went down with an injury.
Luksa has a solid physical gifts, having good size at 6-11 and long arms to boot. He has a decent strength, although he is on the slim-side, but his very good frame leaves the impression that he will not have any troubles putting more weight onto his body. Andric is fairly quick , running up and down the court like a deer, often being involved in transition plays. His quickness in the half-court is also solid, being able to take players off the dribble, while showing decent lateral mobility on the defensive end. The least impressive part of his athleticism is his vertical explosiveness, as Andric is slow to get off the ground and doesnt jump very high.
Offensively, we are talking about a player that has a complete package, although he has rarely been able to put it all together in one game. Andric has a good repertoire of low post moves he can go to, once he establishes position on the low block Luksa likes to shoot a right-handed hook shot, while he also can perform an up-and-under or spin to the basket. He is equally good facing the basket where his rock solid jump-shooting ability plays a big part. He has range out to the international three-point lane and will punish defenses when they give him space. Andric also has surprisingly good ball-handling ability and is a solid passer. When he is matched up against slower players or if there is an opening in the defense, Andric will not hesitate to put the ball on the floor and drive to the basket. He picks up quite a few offensive fouls when slashing, since it is tough for him to change directions. The biggest hindrance in his offensive game is his finishing around the basket, where he is slow to react and his lack of explosiveness is exposed.
Defensively, Andric is fairly inconsistent, showing glimpses of potential by playing lockdown defense on a Euroleague star like Nikola Vujcic or a former NBA player in Predrag Drobnjak, only to lose focus and pick up cheap fouls or miss on a simple defensive rotation. Andric is known as a foul-machine, picking up cheap fouls in some of the most frustrating ways possible. He is especially prone to offensive fouls while setting screens on the offensive end, and also tends to flop sometimes, a skill that European refs dont appreciate as much as American ones.
Luksa is a good rebounder and you have to like the intensity and tenacity he shows fighting in the paint. His effort isnt questionable, but his fundamentals and defensive awareness are. Andric is not much of a shot-blocking threat, due to his already mentioned poor leaping ability.
It is really tough to evaluate the stock of a player like Andric. On one hand we have a 22-year old who doesnt possess stand-out physical gifts and hasnt accomplished anything significant on the European level. On the other hand, we have a guy who shows an array of skills, has a passion for the game and works very hard. When its all said and done he might not get drafted, but he could crack the NBA down the road via free-agency once he develops further.