Pecherov to gain experience in Europe

Updated: September 27, 2006, 12:22 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Oleksiy Pecherov, whom the Wizards drafted 18th, will play in Europe this year, Washington president of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld said Tuesday.

"At this time we really felt like it was very important for him to play and get significant playing time," Grunfeld said. "The best option we have is to leave him over there for now to get the experience, get a little big bigger and a little bit stronger. We're really high on him and we think he has real potential down the road. But let's ...

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