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VIDEO: Dario Saric scores 18, grabs eight rebounds against France

By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly editor

The Philadelphia 76ers will finally have Dario Saric on their roster this season after aquiring him in a draft night trade with the Magic back in 2014. Saric flew to Philadelphi, signed a contract and met with the media before heading back to Croatia to prepare for the Olympics that are upcoming in Rio. 

Saric, 22,  was recently named the Most Valuable Player of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. He averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. In the final game of the tournament, an 84-78 overtime win for his native Croatia, Saric scored 18 points, grabbed 13 rebounds while also dishing out two assists and tallying two steals.

On Saturday night, Saric's Croatian team matched up against France in an Olympic exhibition game and the 6-foot-10 forward was all over the place, scoring 18 points to go along with eight rebounds and six assists. Check out highlights of the game below, which ended in a 76-70 win for Croatia.

This past season, Saric averaged 11.7 points and 5.8 rebounds for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League. He shot 50 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from beyond the arc, which is a huge jump from the 30.6 percent from the 2014-15 season.

 

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