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Sunday / August 9.
  • Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev to play pro in Serbia instead of returning to the Zags

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Gonzaga rising junior Filip Petrusev will remain in Serbia and play professionally with Belgrade’s Mega Bemax this coming season instead of returning to campus.

    The news was first reported by Eurohoops and first confirmed by Andy Katz.

    The 6-foot-11 Petrusev averaged 17.5 points and 7.9 rebounds last season.

    Petrusev was named the WCC Player of the Year last season.

    “We wish Filip all the best,” Gonzaga Head Coach Mark Few said. “He improved tremendously with our program and had a great two year run here.”

    Petrusev announced back in late April that he had declared for the 2020 NBA Draft but that he hadn’t hired an agent and would test the waters.

    Still, the Zags are loaded in the frontcourt with the addition of five-star recruit Jalen Suggs and the returns of Joel Ayayi, Anton Watson, Corey Kispert, Drew Timme and Oumar Ballo.

    Back in March, Gonzaga had been ranked as the preseason No. 1 team, according to Sports Illustrated.

    This post has been updated.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.