Vasilije Micić

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Vasilije Micić
Srbija vs Ukraina.jpg
Micić, in red, with Serbia in 2013
Žalgiris Kaunas
Position Point guard
League LKL
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1994-01-13) 13 January 1994 (age 23)
Kraljevo, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2014 Mega Vizura
2014–2016 Bayern Munich
2015–2016 Crvena zvezda
2016–2017 Tofaş
2017–present Žalgiris Kaunas
Career highlights and awards

Vasilije Micić (Serbian: Василије Мицић, born 13 January 1994) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Žalgiris Kaunas of the LKL and the EuroLeague. He also represented the Serbian national basketball team internationally. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 52nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

Junior career[edit]

From 2002 to 2006, Micić played for the OKK Beograd junior program. In 2006–07, he played for Crvena zvezda juniors, and then from 2007 to 2010, he played for FMP Železnik juniors.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Mega Vizura[edit]

In 2010, Micić signed with Mega Vizura. At the age of 16, he made his Basketball League of Serbia debut, going on to play 35 games in 2010–11. On November 22, 2011, just 8 games into the 2011–12 season, Micić suffered a season-ending knee injury.[2] In the 2012–13 season, he became a leader with Boban Marjanović of the team which came to the Adriatic League for the first time in the club history.[3]

On 6 June 2013, Micić signed a two-year contract extension with Mega Vizura.[4] In March 2014, Micić confirmed that he will enter the 2014 NBA draft.[5][6] On April 8, 2014, he broke his hand which sidelined him off the court for one month.[7] In his first ABA League season, he averaged 12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists over 25 games.

In June, alongside his teammates Nemanja Dangubić and Nikola Jokić, Micić attended the Eurocamp, basketball camp based in Treviso for the NBA Draft prospects. He impressed scouts, putting 14 points and 10 assists in 25 minutes of the game.[8] On June 26, 2014, Micić was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 52nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.[9]

Bayern Munich[edit]

On August 4, 2014, Micić signed a two-year deal with an option for one more season with the German team Bayern Munich.[10][11] On November 28, 2014, in a Euroleague game against Panathinaikos, he partially ruptured collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to miss six weeks of play.[12]

On July 25, 2016, Micić was released by Bayern.[13]

Crvena zvezda[edit]

On December 27, 2015, Micić was loaned to Crvena zvezda for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[14]

Tofaş[edit]

On July 26, 2016, Micić signed with Turkish BSL club Tofaş for the 2016–17 Basketbol Süper Ligi season.[15]

Žalgiris[edit]

On June 15, 2017, Micić signed a two-year contract with Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Bayern 6 1 18.0 .450 .200 .875 1.5 3.2 .5 .0 7.5 6.8
2015–16 4 0 6.2 .000 .000 1.000 .8 .8 .5 .3 .5 -1.0
Crvena zvezda 17 1 17.4 .341 .361 .724 1.8 3.6 .2 .2 5.5 5.0
Career 27 2 15.9 .356 .300 .769 1.6 3.1 .3 .1 5.2 4.5

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010-11 KK Mega Vizura Serbian KLS 35 26.2 .445 .323 .699 3.1 2.8 1.3 .0 8.5
2011-12 8 33.8 .516 .478 .750 3.5 5.0 2.5 .1 15.9
2012-13 41 28.0 .481 .384 .667 3.6 5.0 1.0 .0 11.8
2013-14 7 29.1 .540 .381 .938 2.9 5.3 1.1 .0 13.3
Adriatic League 24 31.0 .545 .278 .684 3.0 5.8 1.7 .0 11.8
2014-15 Bayern Munich German BBL 32 16.0 .464 .230 .879 1.9 3.3 .7 .0 7.0

International career[edit]

In 2011, Micić won a silver medal with the Serbian U18 team at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. In 2013, he again won a silver medal with the Serbian U19 team at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship where he was to the All-Tournament team.[17][18] In the same year, he debuted for the Serbian national team at the 2013 EuroBasket in Slovenia,[19] where he averaged 4.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.[20]

Personal[edit]

Vasilije's sister, Nina, is a professional snowboarder.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BeoBasket :: VASILIJE MICIĆ". BeoBasket.net. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "VASILIJE MICIC INJURED KNEE LIGAMENT". BeoBasket.net. 24 November 2011. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kako je Miško stvorio mali mega klub". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 9 June 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vasilije Micic extends his contract with Mega Vizura". Sportando.com. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Vasilije Micic will enter his name in the 2014 NBA Draft". sportando.net. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "NBA Announces Early Entry Candidates for 2014 NBA Draft". draftexpress.com. NBA.com. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Micić out for a month or more". abaliga.com. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Pollakof, Brett (9 June 2014). "2014 adidas Eurocamp: Vasilije Micic, Jaylen Brown shine in Day Two action". nbcsports.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sixers Select McDaniels, Grant, Micic in the Second Round of the 2014 NBA Draft". NBA.com. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "BAYERN VERPFLICHTEN SERBISCHEN NATIONALSPIELER VASILIJE MICIC". fcb-basketball.de (in German). 4 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "FC Bayern Munich lands young guard Micic". Euroleague.net. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "SECHS WOCHEN PAUSE FÜR VASILIJE MICIC". fcb-basketball.de (in German). 30 November 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Bayern Munich released Vasilije Micic". Sportando.com. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Saopštenje KK Crvena zvezda Telekom". KKCrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). 27 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "VASILIJE MICIC TOFAŞ'TA". tofasspor.com (in Turkish). 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Vasilije Micic signs with Zalgiris Kaunas". Sportando.com. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  17. ^ "U19: Micić najbolji plejmejker Prvenstva". MVP.rs (in Serbian). 7 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Gordon takes MVP honours for champions USA". FIBA.com. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Duda objavio spisak – bez Teodosića!". rts.rs (in Serbian). 1 September 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "VASILJE MICIC (SERBIA)". eurobasket2013.org. Archived from the original on October 20, 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Alpine skiing helped Micić a lot in basketball career". ABALiga.com. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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