Bogdanovic Lighting Up Euroleauge

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by Matt Petersen

There's a reason Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough is hoping to see Bogdan Bogdanovic in a Suns uniform sooner than later. The Serbian swingman continues to light up the competition in Europe, where he and his team, Fenerbahce Ulker, are a tidy 11-2 in Top 16 round play.

Known for his rare combination of athleticism and deep shooting range, the 6-5 prospect is averaging 12.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 42.4 percent from three-point range during this current stretch of Euroleague play.

In Fenerbahce's 90-86 win over Anadolu Efes on Friday, Bogdanovic poured in 23 points, five assists and two steals, including a 4-of-9 showing from beyond the arc. Perhaps most impressive was his number of turnovers in a team-high 32 minutes of play: zero.

The Suns selected Bogdanovic 27th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft with the hopes he would continue to develop overseas. Now, it appears the Suns have a chance to have one of the most prepared NBA "rookies" in the near future.