Filip Petrusev

Updated as of 7/31/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 230
Country: Serbia
Professional Team: Mega Bemax
College: Gonzaga
Classification: Early-Entry Candidate
Birthdate: 4/15/2000

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 30
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2021 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 50 by the Philadelphia 76ers

Pros:

Solid low post scorer
Solid shooter, has stretch big potential
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Decent rebounder
Decent defender
Above average athlete
Good motor

Cons:

Inconsistent long-range shooter
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Does not always commit himself to the boards
Not an elite shot blocker
Can struggle to guard players out on the perimeter
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

Filip Petrusev is a skilled, mobile big man that can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and he played very well as a sophomore for Gonzaga. Petrusev is a skilled low post scorer that can score with his back to the basket, and he will frequently score on rolls to the rim.  He also is a good rebounder, and he tends to be in the right spots defensively.  He also showed a much improved outside shot and face-up game this past season.

On the other hand, he will need to show that he can guard upper-echelon players in games.  Overall, he played very well in professional basketball overseas this season.  Currently, Petrusev projects to go in the late first to the second round range in the 2021 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Games Scouted
11/21/18 Gonzaga vs. Duke
12/5/18 Gonzaga vs. Washington
7/3/19 Serbia vs. Philippines
12/8/19 Gonzaga vs. Washington
12/14/19 Gonzaga vs. Arizona
10/11/20 Mega Bemax vs. Zadar
10/31/20 Mega Bemax vs. Mornar
2/28/21 Mega Bemax vs. Borac

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