NBA Draft 2013: Dario Saric leaning towards withdrawing, according to report

The top international prospect in this year's draft may stay home an extra year.

Croatian forward Dario Saric may withdraw from the 2013 NBA draft to stay in Croatia one more season, ESPN.com's Chad Ford reported Thursday evening.

The 19-year-old small forward is considered to be the top international prospect in this year's draft. However, Ford said Saric enjoys playing in Croatia, and is considering the extra season to develop his skills before making the leap to the NBA.

It was reported yesterday that he was considering staying in Europe. Players have until June 17 to withdraw from the draft, which is on June 27.

Saric makes for an intriguing prospect because of his skillset and size; despite standing 6'10, he'll likely develop into a wing player because of his ball-handling ability.

He was the No. 21 overall pick in Draft Express' most recent mock draft Thursday. Ford reported New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps traveled to Croatia earlier this week to see him play in person.

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