Dario Saric, a 6'10" forward taken by the 76ers with the 12th pick of the 2014 NBA draft, has been awarded the Euroleague's MVP award for the month of November. At only 20 years and 7 months of age Saric is the youngest player to win a Euroleague monthly MVP award in the awards 11 year history.
Nikola Mirotic, currently playing 17 minutes per night in his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls, was previously the youngest to win the award when he won it at 20 years, 10 months of age in December 2011.
Saric, a native of Croatia who is playing in his first season with Anadolu Efes in Turkey, averaged 15.5 points and 7.75 rebounds in the month of November, shooting 61% from two point range on the month. In his most recent Euroleague game, against Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari, Saric scored 18 points in 27 minutes, shooting 6-10 from the field while collecting 11 rebounds and dishing out 3 assists.
Saric signed a contract just before the NBA draft that will keep him over in Turkey for at least two seasons. Despite playing in Europe, the Sixers still control Saric's NBA rights. If Saric comes over before 3 years, he will be bound by the NBA's rookie scale for his first contract. If he stays in Europe for 3 years or more he can negotiate outside of that rookie scale contract, but his NBA rights are still exclusively held by the Sixers.