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Dario Saric Beats Giannis To Win FIBA Europe Young Men's POY

Jan 21, 2015 10:48 AM

Dario Saric has won the FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year award for 2014.

Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo finished a close second in the voting while Cedi Osman of Turkey rounded out the top three.

Saric led Cibona Zagreb to a win of the Adriatic League with an MVP performance in the Final Four.

A third campaign in the Croatian senior men's team followed, averaging 11.7 points and 6.7 rebounds on his team's run to the Round of 16 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Saric's NBA draft rights are owned by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Dario Saric Officially Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 26, 2014 4:09 PM

Dario Saric has formally declared for the NBA Draft, according to a Twitter post by his agent.

Saric is expected to be a first round pick.

Saric withdrew from the draft in 2013.

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Dario Saric To Declare For NBA Draft, Could Still Withdraw

Apr 16, 2014 2:42 PM

Dario Saric will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, though it is uncertain if he will remain beyond the withdrawal deadline.

"Dario will declare for the 2014 draft in the next seven days for sure, what's a logical step after the best season in his career," said his new agent Misko Raznatovic. "He was voted the best young player in Europe by FIBA, as well as MVP of the Adriatic League."

Raznatovic was asked if he'll keep his name in the draft.

"It is very difficult to say at this moment. His target is to be in the top 10 picks of the draft this year, maybe it would be acceptable to be a lottery pick. If we have a clear situation for getting where we would like him to be drafted, then for sure he will keep his name in."

Saric is unlikely to join the NBA immediately.

"Dario's ultimate dream is to be a NBA All-Star and he absolutely does not accept anything less than that. At this moment he believes that is better to stay in Europe for a season or two, to get a taste of the Euroleague, and then to enter the NBA when he has more experience. He believes that it will be a shortcut for making his dream. But he did not make a final decision about that, and I will not absolutely exclude that option as well. He just wants to make a proper step and be in a place where he will be able to develop and play."

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