After helping Croatia claim a spot at next month’s Rio Olympics and win the MVP of the Qualifiers for the Turin leg, Dario Saric confirmed that he is heading to the NBA next season and joining the Philadelphia 76ers.
Saric averaged a double-double of 14 points plus 10 rebounds in the four games of the tournament, while dishing 2.2 assists per game. In the Final, he dropped 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds But his MVP value goes beyond numbers.
Perhaps the most notable aspects in the Croatian power forward’s performances were leadership skills he displayed. He was sublime in crunch moments of each match when the ball was sizzling hot showing great maturity in his decisions and actions.
“I am going back home and then to USA for the 76ers,” putting an end to rumors claiming that he might stay in Europe and not join the NBA this year.