The National Preparatory Association will feature elite level prospects from all over the world.
Announcing their first recruits, The Tech Academy Titans welcomes 6’10 forward Fillip Petrusev from Belgrade, Serbia. Joining him is younger brother David, a 2021 6’7 forward.
Filip Petrusev is the #3-ranked European prospect from the class of 2020, according to EuroHopes.com
Petrusev heads to Sault Ste Marie by way of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain where he played with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia in the top Spanish League, Liga Endesa. Former Toronto first-overall pick Andrea Bargnani recently signed on with Baskonia’s senior team.
Petrusev has most recently competed in some high level invitationals, including the Adidas Eurocamp and the Jordan Brand Classic, where he teamed up with Canada’s Rowan Barrett Jr.
“I first spotted him at the Jordan Brand Classic, playing with RJ,” said Anthony “Huggy” Otto, Director of Basketball Operations at The Tech.
“He had tremendous size and skill, so I was really intrigued, and from then on I did everything I could to get him here. I think it will be truly beneficial for both parties, for him to learn the North American style of play and the exposure they will gain.”
The young Serbian has also represented his country at the national level, currently playing up an age group with the U18 Serbian team and competing at the FIBA European Championships last year.
“He can stretch the floor, he can shoot the ball really well, and as well he’s a dominant force on the inside, especially on the inside glass,” said Otto.
More National Preparatory Association announcements will be coming this month. For all league updates, Follow @NPACanada
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