2014 NBA Draft Profile: Dario Saric
In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Dario Saric was nominated for the FIBA Europe Young Men’s Player of the Year Award and was named the 2013 FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year. In 2012, he was selected to play for the World Team at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore. Saric led the World Team to a victory, recording 13 points, 14 rebounds and five assists.
Saric was the unanimous MVP of the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship when he led the tournament in scoring (24.3 points), rebounding (11.5) and finished second in assists (5.8). He also played in the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championships and led Croatia to a gold medal (25.6 points, 10.1 rebounds) in the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.
"Saric's play at the Adriatic Final Four put an exclamation point on a terrific season. He not only led his team to the Adriatic League championship, he was named MVP, averaging 22 PPG, 13 RPG and 6.5 APG while shooting a red-hot 8-for-16 from beyond the arc. There's no question he's an elite talent. The bigger issue is whether he's actually going to go to the NBA this year."
*Saric did not participate at the NBA Draft Combine.