Filip Petrusev Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

The West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2020, Filip Petrusev passed up the 2020 NBA Draft to play in Serbia for the powerhouse Mega Bemax. In his lone year in Serbia, Petrusev averaged 21.2 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 1.5 APG, 0.4 SPG, 1 BPG, and 2 TOPG on shooting splits of 56/46/71. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Filip Petrusev

Height/Weight: 6’11 / 235

Wingspan/ standing reach: N/A 

Hand size: N/A 

Position: PF/C

Pre-Draft team: Mega Bemax & Gonzaga

Tools: Playmaking, push shot


  • Elite push shot
  • Excellent basketball IQ
  • Good facilitator for a big man
  • Good touch at the rim
  • Shot projects to be able to shoot over defenders
  • Good rebounder


  • Slow jump shot
  • Needs to get stronger to defend the post
  • Struggles to guard shooters
  • Needs to become consistent at using guard skills
  • Mild athlete


Filip Petrusev is an offensive-minded big man with versatility that can allow him to be both a perimeter big and an interior big. As a perimeter player, he improved his jump shot significantly in Europe, expanding his range out to the 3 point line. His jump shot is slow and he needs to become more consistent as a shooter, but the flashes are worth banking on. He also has plus vision, being able to see plays before they happen and he makes passes with pristine accuracy. He also is a good finisher at the rim, and his overall offense will improve with NBA caliber playmakers surrounding him. Defensively, Petrusev leaves a lot to be desired. He needs to get stronger to guard the post, and he often struggles on switches against slashers of any position due to mild athleticism. Regardless, Petrusev’s ability to mesh with a defensive-minded big makes him a worthy 2nd round pick.

Similar to: Boris Diaw, Mason Plumlee

Projected draft range: 33-60

Expected role: Do-it-all center with defensive shortcomings

Unplayable if: Jump shot doesn’t develop, and lack of defensive skill limits him as a big man.

Exceeds expectations if: Jump shooting translates, unlocking a full package offensively

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