Dario Šarić Named ‘Player of Month’ by Philadelphia 76ers!

Daniela Rogulj

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Croatian NBA player Dario Šarić was honored by the Philadelphia 76ers in a big way.

23-year-old Dario Šarić, one of Croatia’s most talented basketball players today, was selected as the ‘Player of the Month’ in December by the Philadelphia 76ers! The team reported the news on their official Twitter page, reports Gol.hr on January 5, 2018. 

The Philadelphia 76ers played 15 games in December which saw Šarić play on the court for 14 of them. Though the Sixers secured only five wins and an unfortunate ten defeats in the last month of 2017, the year ended on a winning note – giving the team hope as they enter the new year. Philadelphia has celebrated in four of the last five games, and our Croatian representative has recorded great numbers.


In December, Šarić averaged 17.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and one stolen ball per game and shot 38.8 percent for three-pointers. On average, Šarić spent 34.2 minutes on the court, which is four minutes more on the court compared to the month before, and ten more minutes than in October!


Just before the New Year, Šarić was named the ‘Player of the Game’ for the Sixers after he was the best shooter in the game against the Nuggets. That game, Šarić achieved 20 baskets, nine jumps, six assists and one block and led the Sixers in their biggest comeback of the season. They were down 14-points to the Nuggets, after all. 

The Sixers coach even had some nice words to say about Dario. 

”The team loves him. With his broken English and his big heart, there is a fondness that we all have for Dario and a respect we all have.”

Bravo to Croatia’s NBA wonder kid from Šibenik!


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