Filip Petrusev is likely to stay in Europe for one more year

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Giannis Askounis

31/Jul/21 09:44

Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey expects Filip Petrusev to continue developing in Europe before moving to the NBA

By Johnny Askounis/

Filip Petrusev was selected with the 50th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the recent NBA draft. Players in that selection range tend to be stashed outside the NBA and that is looking like the case for the young Serbian big.

“We think Petrusev is someone who has a real chance to help us down the road,” explained 76ers president Daryl Morey, “He’ll likely start overseas and be someone who could come over later.”

Petrusev, 21, elected to join Mega Soccerbet for the 2020-21 season. He turned pro after a couple of seasons at Gonzaga instead of extending his NCAA run.

Morey did not rule out an appearance of the promising forward/center in the upcoming Summer League. However, it seems like it could be a while before he earns a spot in the regular team.

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