NBL Next Star Alexandre Sarr is set to live his dream in the NBA, after being selected at Thursday's Draft.

27 Jun

Perth Wildcats Next Star Alexandre Sarr has been selected at pick 2 at the 2024 NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old's move to the Washington Wizards further enhances the NBL's reputation as one of the strongest pathways to the NBA across the globe.

The French phenom had a strong season at the Wildcats, averaging 9.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks across 24 appearances.

Sarr caught headlines with standout games against G League Ignite in the pre-season, quickly elevating himself into NBA draft experts' top prospects.

Upon being drafted, Sarr paid tribute to his brother Olivier for his support in his journey to the NBA.

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Name: Alex Sarr
Position: F/C
Height: 7’1
Weight: 101 kg
Age: 19
Born: France

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An athletic, defensive gazelle who runs the floor and has enough offensive potential to become a great two-way player at the next level.


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The seven-foot-one Frenchman's ability to protect the paint and shoot from beyond the arc is similar to the NBA's 2023 Defensive Player of the Year, Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Jaren Jackson Jr.

Draft Profile Headers Season Insight

Averages: 9.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.5 BPG
Season highlight: Round 17 vs SEM Phoenix: 18 PTS (6-8 FG), 5 BLK in 18 minutes

Draft Profile Headers Draft Projection

Alex Sarr is next in line of supremely talented French big men. His mix of mobility, athleticism and switchability on defense makes that end his current calling card, but it doesn’t stop there.

He has shown glimpses of what he can do on offense as well. A controlled touch around the rim, passing ability, capability to knock down the 3 and even a bit of a face-up game makes his potential as not only an elite defender, but a great two-way player a very real thing.


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"Sarr would fill an immediate need with his size, length, defensive versatility and rim protection, leading the Australian NBL in block percentage by a wide margin. He has real upside to tap into in other areas as well, flashing ability as a pick-and-roll finisher, perimeter shooter, ball handler and passer." - Jonathan Givony (ESPN)

"The obvious draw to Sarr revolves around his rim protection, defensive switchability and potential to stretch from the floor from the 4 or 5 positions." - Jonathan Wasserman (Bleacher Report)

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