Sixers Add a Pair of International Players in First Round
Add a pair of international players to the fold.
The Philadelphia 76ers selected French guard Timothe Luwawu with the No. 24 pick and Turkish guard Furkan Korkmaz with the No. 26 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Luwawu is considered one of the best athletes in the draft, while Korkmaz is a teammate of Dario Saric and was considered one of the best shooters in this draft class.
The 21-year old Luwawu, played 31.1 minutes per game with Mega Leks, averaging 14.6 points, 4.8 boards, 1.7 steals and 2.1 treys. Meanwhile, the 18-year old Korkmaz hit a sound 43.2-percent from beyond the arc in the Euro League.
Luwawu might stay and play in the NBA this season, while Korkmaz will most likely stay overseas and continue playing in Turkey.