After going 8-0 for Team Croatia in the Eurobasket Qualifying Tournament, then beating the Celtics with Fenerbahce in an exhibition game and going 2-0 in both the Euroleague and Turkish League, Bojan Bogdanovic found himself on the losing end of a game. His Fenerbahce club lost to Real Madrid in Istanbul, 83-75 Thursday. And after saving the day Sunday when he filled in for Bo McCalebb, he saw limited duty in the Euroleague contest.
Bogdanovic, Fener's sixth man, scored only five points, on four shots in 16 minutes of play. As the highlight package shows, he did have a neat up-and-under early and tossed a beauty of an assist late, but he didn't play much of a role. On Sunday, he had scored 21 points in a Turkish League game. Meanwhile, Ilkan Karaman, Fener's other Euro-Net, had only four points and two rebounds in 15 minutes of play.
For Real Madrid, Rudy Fernandez scored 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting to go along with five assists. Jaycee Carroll, who played well for the Nets 2008 summer league team and is now regarded as the best shooter in Europe, finished with 15 points. Nikola Mirotic, the Bulls' vaunted Euro-Stash from the 2011 draft, finished with nine points and six rebounds. Mirotic and Bogdnanovic are regarded as the two top young Euro-Stash.
- Game Report: Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul vs. Real Madrid - Euroleague
- An Early Look At Draft & Stash Players - Mark Porcaro - Secret Rival