Carley Mijović

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Carley Mijović
Canberra Capitals No 12 Carley Mijovic.jpg
Mijović with the Canberra Capitals in February 2014
No. 11 – Dandenong Rangers
Position Power forward
League WNBL
Personal information
Born (1994-08-01) 1 August 1994 (age 23)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Listed height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Career information
WNBA draft 2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2012 AIS
2012–2013 Dandenong Rangers
2013–2014 Canberra Capitals
2014–2015 Adelaide Lightning
2015–2017 Perth Lynx
2017–present Dandenong Rangers
Career highlights and awards

Carley Monika Mijović (born 1 August 1994) is an Australian professional basketball player.

Career[edit]

WNBL[edit]

Mijović began her professional career in 2009 when she joined the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for the 2009–10 WNBL season. She managed just four games in her first season and went on to sit out the entire 2010–11 season after undergoing a second knee operation.[1] She returned to the AIS line-up in 2011–12 and played out her first full season. She subsequently earned WNBL Rookie of the Year honours after averaging 9.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in 18 games.[2]

In May 2012, Mijović signed with the Dandenong Rangers for the 2012–13 WNBL season.[3] In 23 games for Dandenong, she averaged 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.[2] During the 2013 off-season, she played for the Kilsyth Cobras.

In June 2013, Mijović signed with the Canberra Capitals for the 2013–14 WNBL season.[4] In 24 games for Canberra, she averaged 9.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.[2] During the 2014 off-season, she remained in Canberra and continue her development at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence.[5]

On 11 June 2014, Mijović signed with the Adelaide Lightning for the 2014–15 WNBL season.[6] In 22 games for Adelaide, she averaged 6.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.[2] During the 2015 off-season, she played for the Waverley Falcons.

On 3 June 2015, Mijović signed with the Perth Lynx for the 2015–16 WNBL season.[7] She helped lead the Lynx to a second place regular season finish with a 16–8 win/loss record, and went on to score 17 points in the team's semi-final win over the first-seeded Townsville Fire.[8] With the win, the Lynx advanced to the WNBL grand final for the first time since 1999.[9] There they were outclassed by the defending champion Townsville (who made it to the grand final via the preliminary final), losing the best-of-three series 2–0. She appeared in all 27 games for the Lynx in 2015–16, averaging 11.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. She remained in Perth during the 2016 off-season and joined the Kalamunda Eastern Suns of the State Basketball League.[10][11]

On 28 April 2016, Mijović re-signed with the Lynx for the 2016–17 WNBL season.[12] She helped lead the Lynx finish third in the regular season with a 15–9 win/loss record; the Lynx went on to lose 2–1 to the Dandenong Rangers in the semi-finals. Mijović appeared in all 27 games for the Lynx in 2016–17, averaging 13.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Following her second season with the Lynx, Mijović joined the Frankston Blues for the 2017 SEABL season.[13]

On 9 May 2017, it was announced that Mijović will return home to Victoria for the 2017–18 WNBL season, after signing with the Dandenong Rangers.[14]

National team[edit]

Youth Level[edit]

Mijović has been a member of both the Australian Under-17 and Under-19 national women's teams, winning bronze in 2013 with the Gems at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship.[15]

Personal[edit]

Mijović holds a dual-passport through her Serbian heritage.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Few fans but Bibby milestone still sweet". CanberraTimes.com.au. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Player statistics for Carley Mijovic". FoxSportsPulse.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "SEABL: Rangers’ streak snapped in Tassie". StarCommunity.com.au. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Move is capital idea". StarCommunity.com.au. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (24 May 2014). "Future of Canberra Capitals star Carley Mijovic undecided". SMH.com.au. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Young forward Carley Mijovic to play for Adelaide Lightning in WNBL". AdelaideNow.com.au. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "PERTH LYNX SIGN THREE NEW PLAYERS". PerthLynx.com. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Fire vs Lynx". WNBL.com.au. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "LYNX SMASH FIRE, QUALIFY FOR GRAND FINAL". PerthLynx.com. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "OFF-SEASON UPDATE: Carley Mijovic has...". Twitter. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "Eastern Suns land marquee signing". FoxSportsPulse.com. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "CARLEY MIJOVIC RE-SIGNS". PerthLynx.com. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "ROUND 3 WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK- CARLEY MIJOVIC". SEABL.com.au. 11 April 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "CARLEY MIJOVIC SIGNS WITH JAYCO RANGERS". wnbl.com.au. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "GEMS CLAIM BRONZE BEHIND STUNNING COMEBACK OVER SPAIN". Basketball.net.au. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  16. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (15 April 2014). "Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic drafted by WNBA side Washington". SMH.com.au. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 

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