Filip Petrusev

Updated as of 1/30/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

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

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

Solid low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Solid rebounder
Decent defender
Decent shot blocker
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 has been showing an improved outside shot lately.

On the other hand, he will need to continue to work on his face-up game and show that he can guard upper-echelon players in games.  He is playing very well in professional basketball overseas this season.  Currently, Petrusev projects to go in the late first to the second round range for 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

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