"Sixers Overseas" is your weekly update on 76ers prospects who are spanning the globe, from Turkey to Germany and everywhere in between.
Dario Saric: After EuroBasket wrapped up last month and the Spaniards took home the title, the folks over at EuroHoops put together a rankings board for the top-100 Euroleague players. And, who to sneak into the top-half tier but Philly's favorite toothless, no-look diming Croatian Sensation (TM). On the heels of a high-usage stint with the Croatian team in EuroBasket, Saric came in at No. 41, sandwiched between Efes teammate Jason Granger and Trey Thompkins of Real Madrid.
Saric saw extensive time with the ball in his hands during EuroBasket, putting in 9.7 points and dishing out 2.7 assists (and perhaps more importantly, 2.8 turnovers) per game in about 29.7 minutes. He wasn't able to get his fairly inconsistent shooting stroke going, converting on just 4-of-15 attempts from beyond the arc (26.7 percent), and despite still shooting nearly 45 percent from the field and setting Vine on fire, it's easy to wonder where he might've placed here with a stronger tournament showing fresh in our memory. Regardless, placing No. 41 as a 21 year-old sure ain't too shabby.
Dario definitely wants to come stateside this summer, and we'll be keeping an eye on his production in Year 2 with Efes. Their regular season gets underway on Sunday against Galatasaray, while Euroleague play pits them against the French club Limoges tomorrow.
Vasilije Micic: The 2014 second-round pick is currently recovering from an ankle injury suffered last month, but he reportedly expects to return to practice with Bayern Munich by next week. It looks like he's moving around perfectly fine as of Oct. 11, however.
Munich kicked off its regular season on Oct. 2, and Micic has obviously not appeared in any of the team's three games thus far, but his injury doesn't sound particularly serious. Look for him to return to action as Euroleague play really shifts into gear over the next couple weeks.
Chu Chu Maduabum: Despite reports that Maduabum had signed with Icelandic club Keflavik in early September, the 2011 second-round pick turned overseas Sixer has actually inked a deal with Pyrinto Tampere in Finland. In his first two games, Maduabum has played sixteen total minutes, garnering just four points and two rebounds on 2-3 shooting.