Tjasa Gortnar


CLASS: 2011



  • Kranj, Slovenia, EURHometown
  • nullHigh School
  • 6-3Height
  • Weight
  • Overall Rank
  • 32Position Rank
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ESPN Player Evaluations

DVD-FIBA Europe 2010: For a post player 6-foot-3 she has good athleticism. Her speed, agility and smoothness on the court are bigger keys to her success than quickness or leaping. Physically she also shows the strength to finish through contact and the FIBA level allows a lot more contact in the post than the US high school level. Though she has the strength to finish through contact she doesn't do it consistentlyShe has a nice right-handed spin move back to the left that she used several times by attacking middle from the short-corner and then spinning back to the glass for a good angle. When the defender jumped the spin move she quickly went to a pivot-crossover step and finished at the front of the rim. She shows enough physicality to project at either post spot at the college level. She shows a willingness to attack from the high post and finish on the move as well as turn and pop the elbow jumper. She appears to fall-away on her mid-range shot which leads to some inconsistency but the arm action and release are sound and she has the basis for a reliable jumper. Defensively she moves her feet and tries to get a hand in the passing lanes. She does reach and get caught for some fouls trying to tip post-entry passes. She got out in transition and is more mobile than the average post at the college level. When she's in the paint defensively she holds her boxouts well and will allow a teammate to get the board while holding a seal when needed. From the top of the key she showed the ability to attack post defenders and she changes directions smoothly between the legs. Her team isolates her and allows her to create some shots that guards and wings take in the US with mixed results. She has a tendency to lean out on ball screens and sometimes unloads on the defender. Love the physicality but picking up cheap fouls will cost her minutes in the US where the game is called a little tighter.

Overall she scores the ball better on the move, either slashing through the lane, diving from the high post or on the drive than she does in tighter space with her back to the basket. Some similarities to No. 60 Alexandra Cohen (Northwestern commit) though not at as tall though she is physically more solid. Based solely on film she compares with front court players in the top 50 in the 2011 class. (Note: Foreign players not enrolled in US high school or prep school or that aren't playing on the NCAA certified event recruiting circuit in the US are not eligible to be ranked in the ESPNU HoopGurlz 100)


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