Suns Draft Pick Hits Game-Winner from Half-Court

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by Matt Petersen

Thousands of miles and several time zones away, Bogdan Bogdanovic is putting on a show.

The 6-6 guard, who Phoenix selected 27th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, currently plays for Euroleague club Fenerbahce Ulker, which is based in Istanbul, Turkey. He has already won the Euroleague Rising Star Award (twice) and was named the Serbian League Finals MVP in 2014. He was also a key member of Serbia's silver medal finish in the FIBA World Cup of 2014.

Bogdanovic and Fenerbahce were down late to Yeşilgiresun in a Turkish League match on Monday when the Suns' draft pick produced another chapter of his trademark flair for the big moment.

Still just 23 years old, Bogdanovic has been one of Fenerbahce's leaders in minutes (25.7) and points (11.5) per game despite playing in league that prioritizes veteran teamwork over young, individual talent. He is also averaging career-best efficiency in shooting, hitting 62.5 percent from two and 45.5 percent from three in Turkish League play this season.Now an established star overseas, Bogdanovic could play in the NBA as soon as the 2016-17 campaign.