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Sixers Overseas: Saric Outshined By Aldemir In Turkish Clash

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In this week's installment, Dario Saric returns to game action against a fellow Sixers prospect.

Johannes Simon

"Sixers Overseas" is your weekly update on 76ers prospects who are spanning the globe, from Turkey to Australia and everywhere in between.

Dario Saric: After missing two games with an ankle injury, the Sixers Croatian star made his return on November 6th against Nizhny Novgorod. Saric immediately jumped right back in the swing of things, finishing with 18 points on 7-10 shooting to go with six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Anadolu Efes would go on to win 77-67; you can check out highlights here. Efes returned home to Turkey for domestic action, and crossed paths with Galatasaray, home of fellow Sixers prospect Furkan Aldemir. Saric finished with 11 points on 5-8 shooting, and looked pretty comfortable attacking the basket. He's currently averaging 11.5 points per game on 58.8% shooting, as well as 5.1 rebounds per game.

Furkan Aldemir: Aldemir, acquired two summers ago from the Houston Rockets, would finish with 11 points and 13 rebounds as his side took down Saric's Anadolu Efes. Mostly known for his rebounding abilities, Aldemir seems to be scoring with relative ease as well. In a November 7th contest against Neptunas, it was all Furkan all the time. He finished with 13 points on 6-7 shooting and five rebounds in Galatasaray's win. Highlights show him scoring off pick & roll's, and even running the floor in transition for an easy dunk. While all this looks nice, don't expect to see him in Philadelphia any time soon. He inked a 3-year deal with the Turkish club over the summer.

Jordan McRae: Melbourne played just one game over the past week, a loss against the Perth Wildcats Jordan McRae would probably soon like to forget about. He was 6-17 on the night (including 1-5 from beyond the arc), finishing with 16 points, two assists, and one rebound. The former Tennessee Volunteer is still averaging 21.5 points a game on 42.4% shooting, but his performances have been streaky to say the least.

Vasilije Micic: After sitting out Bayern's game on November 6th, Micic played well off the bench in their 83-80 loss on Sunday. In just 15 minutes of action he scored 10 points (2-4 FG, 6-6 FT), as well as four assists and three rebounds.