One sophomore having a breakout season in Wisconsin is Danilo Jovanovich. Jovanovich is a 6’6” guard/forward at Whitnall High School. While only an underclassman, the wing has already become one of the more impactful players in the entire state. 

With the help of Jovanovich, Whitnall has already been able to double its win total from last season. Last season they finished with a 6-18 record while this year they have turned things around to already hold a 12-8 mark. A large reason for this season’s success has been the play of the sophomore wing who is currently averaging 21.1 points and 8 rebounds per game. 

Fresh off an MVP performance at the annual NY2LA Sports Futures Camp in October, Jovanovich jumped right into the season and began producing high caliber results immediately.  While Whitnall has already made major strides this season, Jovanovich is not satisfied at all. The sophomore is looking to “make a run to state. I feel like we have the right pieces to make a good run in the playoffs,” he said.  

“I think just working hard has helped me become a way better player, and my teammates and coaches have put me in great positions to have a breakthrough season,” Jovanovich commented on his big season so far. The impressive play of Jovanovich has started to garner the attention of some major college programs. Some of the schools already showing some interest include Belmont, Iowa, and Marquette. 

The lengthy sophomore is a skilled scorer with good size who can get it done from all three levels. Has a smooth jumper to knock down threes, shoots it well off the dribble in the mid-range, and is also a good finisher around the paint that is talented off the dribble. He also plays tough defense and rebounds it well on both ends. When talking about his game, Jovanovich commented “I just want to keep improving everything in my game so there are no holes.”

As more coaches see Jovanovich play in the coming months with Whitnall and Phenom University-Team Herro, expect his recruitment to continue to grow as he is one of the most talented sophomores in the region.