You might not have heard, but Bogdan Bogdanovic has been absolutely balling at the FIBA World Cup.

The Kings' young guard torched the nets during the first round of group play, scoring 72 points in 73 minutes, while shooting 61.5 percent from the field and 65 percent from 3-point land.

Bogdanovic cooled off in Serbia's first game in the second round of pool play, scoring just five points in Serbia's 90-47 thrashing of Puerto Rico.

But Bogi got back on the horse Sunday, notching 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists against a Spain team that is led by Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol and Victor Claver, but it wasn't enough as Spain held on for an 81-69 win. 

Bogdanovic got little help from his teammates as Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic was ejected in the third quarter.

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Serbia still is set to advance out of group play and is one of the fancied sleeper picks to take down Team USA, should they meet.


While much of the talk leading into the FIBA World Cup centered around what young player on Team USA would take a leap, it's been Bogdanovic who has been the star of the show.

Bogdanovic's improvement is big news for a Kings team looking to take the final step in their journey back to the playoffs.