Coveted Stojakovic, Peja's son, chooses Stanford

by Gordon Dixon - Top-25 senior Andrej Stojakovic, the son of former NBA All-Star Peja Stojakovic and an ESPN 100 forward in the Class of 2023, announced his commitment to Stanford on Monday.

ESPN 300's Andrej Stojakovic announces commitment to Stanford 5:14 PM ET Jeff BorzelloESPN Staff Writer Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Top-25 senior Andrej Stojakovic, the son of former NBA All-Star Peja Stojakovic, announced his commitment to Stanford on Monday. Stojakovic chose the Cardinal over Texas, UCLA and Oregon. He took multiple visits to his finalists over the course of the summer and early fall, with both Stanford and Texas making strong pushes down the stretch. A 6-foot-7 small forward from Jesuit High School (California), Stojakovic is ranked No. 24 in the ESPN 100 for the 2023 class. He skyrocketed from outside the top 100 entering the spring to a borderline five-star prospect after stellar showings on the Adidas grassroots circuit for the Compton Magic program. "There is a lot to like about his game," ESPN National Recruiting Director Paul Biancardi said. "His scoring tools and court presence stand out the most. He plays the game with great poise, confidence, scoring touch and passing ability. Much like his dad, he is advanced playing from a live-ball, triple-threat position with clever shot fakes and jab steps to move his defender. He moves without the ball to create space and with the ball in his hands, his head is up and his eyes are open, surveying the court. Editor's Picks Bronny James, Duke commits and the key recruits to watch at Top Flight Invite 24d Paul Biancardi 2 Related "Because of his background, he understands spacing and the importance of moving the ball to the open man. His ability to slow down or speed up and execute both on the perimeter or in the paint is fun to watch." Stojakovic is the second top-30 prospect to commit to Stanford in the 2023 class, joining Georgia native Kanaan Carlyle (No. 29), who plays for Overtime Elite. This also marks the third time in four years that coach Jerod Haase has landed a top-25 recruit, following Ziaire Williams in 2020 and Harrison Ingram in 2021.