Tristan Vukcevic, the promising young talent from Partizan Belgrade, is set to embark on a new journey as he joins the Washington Wizards in the NBA.

Report from Djordje Matic of Meridian Sport suggest that the Serbian center, recently turned 21 years old, has finalized a buyout agreement with Partizan, a move confirmed by the team’s president Ostoja Mijailovic.

According to Matic, Vukcevic’s talent has prompted NBA interest, leading to a swift agreement between the Wizards and Partizan.

Partizan and Real Madrid are set to benefit from the transfer, with both clubs sharing a significant seven-figure compensation, as announced by Mijailovic on X.

Unofficial reports from Meridian Sport suggest a compensation amounting to $1.2 million, with each club receiving $600,000 from the deal.

Vukcevic’s performances in the ABA League and EuroLeague have caught the attention of NBA scouts, culminating in his selection as the 42nd overall pick by the Wizards in the 2023 NBA Draft.

Playing under legendary coach Zeljko Obradovic, the prospect averaging 10.9 points in 18.5 minutes per game in the Adriatic League. He played a more modest role in EuroLeague, averaging 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in just over 9 minutes per game.