Dario Saric Draft Profile
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|Birthday (Age)||4/8/1994 (20)|
|Standing Reach||Body Fat||No Step Vert||Max Vert||Max Reach Vert||Lane Agility||3/4 Sprint|
2013-14 Adriatic League Stats
|Games (MPG)||PPG||TRPG (ORPG)||APG (TOPG)||SPG||FGM/A (%)||3FGM/A (%)||FTM/A (%)|
|28 (32.9)||16.7||9.7 (2.3)||3.2 (3.4)||1.3||5.9/11.8 (49.7%)||1.1/3.1 (34.5%)||3.9/5.7 (68.1%)|
According To The Experts:
Croatian forward Dario Saric first caught the eye of NBA talent evaluators as a 15-year-old, turning heads with his impressive international play. In 2010, the 6'10" Saric earned MVP honors in the FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship by unanimous vote after averaging 24.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 5.8 assists, including a 30, 11, and 11 performance to lead Croatia to victory over Lithuania in the gold-medal game. He has been playing professionally since 2009.
The Adriatic League star has garnered favorable comparisons to fellow Croatian point-forward Toni Kukoc, who parlayed a successful career in Europe into a 13-year NBA career that included three NBA Championships with the Chicago Bulls (1996-98). Saric declared for the draft last year before withdrawing his name 10 days before draft night. This year's early entry withdrawal deadline is June 16 at 5pm.
“At 6’10 it is very hard to find anyone in the world with the skills he possesses to play with or without the ball anywhere on the court ... He can push it in transition as well as posting up with good results ... His feel for the game is what really separates him from many other point-forwards.” – NBADraft.net
“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. His father wants him to stay in Europe at least one more season, possibly two. Saric's agents would like him to go now, as many of the teams in the lottery are more interested if he's available this season.” – ESPN.com
“Standing 6-10, Saric is arguably the most versatile offensive player in this draft class, showing the ability to handle the ball in transition, score on the block, operate in isolation situations in the half-court, play off the ball, and rebound the ball at a very high rate. He's probably also the most experienced player in this draft class.” – DraftExpress.com