Filip Petrusev 2018-03-02T16:53:28+00:00

Filip Petrusev

Height: 208cm – 6’10’’
Born: 15.04.2000
Nationality: Serbia
Position: Forward
Current team: Montverde

RANK:
Of 2000 Generation

PREDRAFT MEASUREMENTS

YEARSOURCEHEIGHT W/O SHOES HEIGHT W SHOESWEIGHTWINGSPANSTANDING REACHNO STEP VERTMAX VERT
2016Eurocamp6'8.756'9.752136'10.58'10.525.5"29.5"
STRENGHTS WEAKNESSESS
  • basketball IQ
  • mobility, especially in defense
  • good frame
  • can guard post up players effectively and provide good support on PnR switches
  • high impact on team play. Does a lot of small stuff not visible at first look
  • complete package. Plays both offense and defense
  • good passer and unselfish teammate
  • very good jumpshot and ability to stretch the floor as PF. Soft touch
  • high level of defensive awareness. Good weakside defender. Knows how to read situations and react.
  • not a typical high flying rim protector, but provides a lot of good in this area also
  • improved his offense a lot. He can even post up a little now, which was not an option before
  • intangibles
  • unstable of court situation. Family dynamics regarding him and his younger brother. Dragged of Baskonia even though he had a perfect situation and was developing even better than expected
  • proven and successful training regime he was on substituted for subpar unproven high school program after a dangerous stress fracture injury he had summer of 2016
  • a lot of good things he does on offense are due to his basketball IQ, feel for the game and shooting. One on one skills are raw, especially finishing around the rim could be an issue against athletic opponents
  • frame he has is far from filled. Needs to work a lot on upper body strength
  • not explosive. Even though his movement and footwork are solid on the ground even against smaller guys, vertical component is lacking
OUTLOOK
Filip Petrušev is a much better player than any stat sheet can suggest. He is the guy who does everything a big guy should and he worked on his game relentlessly. Jump in his skillset from 2015 summer to 2016 has been bigger than anyone’s from Serbia including high level prospects like Marko Pecarski etc. To be precise he is the guy you need around Pecarski to let him worry about scoring and cover all the other areas Pecarski does not. Injury and illogical switch to Avon before moving out to Montverde provide question marks for the future, but solely based on his talent level, Filip is a prospect to follow even for NBA teams.
League / TeamGMINPTS2%FG3%FG%FTRDRORTASSTTOBFvFCmEff
FIBA U18 2017
Serbia
713.85.355.2%50.0%2.41.03.40.00.90.40.61.37.1

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