In the NBA draft, which was held on the night between Thursday and Friday at the “Barclays Center” in Brooklyn, the center of Mega Basket Filip Petrusev, was chosen as the 50th pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. With this election, Petrusev became the 13th player of Mega to be selected in the NBA draft, ie the 12th player since 2014, and according to that second criterion, Mega is at the very top of the world, including NCAA teams, and certainly ahead of all clubs outside the USA.
Filip Petrusev is the only basketball player from the ABA league who was selected in this year’s draft, and it should be noted that Mega has had three players in one NBA draft on three occasions so far, which puts it ahead of all clubs outside the United States.
Filip Petrusev was born on April 15, 2000 in Belgrade, he is 211 centimeters tall and plays in the center position. He came to Mega last summer from the ranks of Gonzaga, where he had spent two years before that. He has a great season behind him, where he received three awards in the ABA league, MVP award, the best scorer and for the biggest prospect. In the regional league, he averaged 23.7 points, 7.6 rebounds with an average index of 28. In the Super League, Mega reached the finals, and Petrusev averaged 15.8 points and 6.9 rebounds with a great percentage of shots for three points, 54.2%.
In the meantime, Petrusev made his debut for the A national team of Serbia, where he averaged 18.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the qualifications for the Eurobasket and the Olympic Games.
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