The 21-year-old ascended to stardom last season with Mega Basket in his native Serbia, winning the Adriatic League MVP while leading the league with 23.6 points per game. He previously played two seasons of college basketball at Gonzaga.
Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report
Player: Filip Petrusev
Pro Comparison: Mike Muscala
Scouting Report: After generating no draft buzz through two seasons at Gonzaga, Petrusev took his game overseas, developed into a shooter and earn MVP honors of the Adriatic League.
Tobias Harris, SF: $36M (2024)
Ben Simmons, PG: $35.4M (2025)
Joel Embiid, C: $29.5M (2023)
George Hill, PG: $9.6M (2022)
Seth Curry, SG: $8M (2023)
Matisse Thybulle, SF: $2.7M (2023)
Anthony Tolliver, PF: $2.6M (Team option)
Shake Milton, PG: $1.7M (2023)
Jaden Springer, G: $1.6M (projected first-year salary, per RealGM)
Isaiah Joe, SG: $1.4M (2023)
Paul Reed, PF: $1.3M (2023)
Filip Petrusev, C (No. 50 overall pick)
Charles Bassey, C (No. 53 overall pick)
Danny Green, SG: UFA
Furkan Korkmaz, SG: UFA
Mike Scott, PF: UFA
Dwight Howard, C: UFA
Gary Clark, PF: RFA
Rayjon Tucker, SF: RFA
Petrusev may not immediately come over to the NBA after signing a two-year contract with Mega Basket last year, but he's an interesting prospect who was a bona fide superstar in one of Europe's most competitive leagues.
It's certainly a smart risk to take for Philadelphia at this point in the draft. Earlier in the night, the 76ers also added Tennessee guard Jaden Springer at No. 28 overall. They later added Western Kentucky big man Charles Bassey at No. 53.