Vasilije Micić

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Vasilije Micić
Srbija vs Ukraina.jpg
Micić, in red, with Serbia in 2013
No. 22 – Anadolu Efes
Position Point guard
League Turkish Super League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1994-01-13) 13 January 1994 (age 24)
Kraljevo, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 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
2015–2016Crvena zvezda
2016–2017 Tofaş
2017–2018 Žalgiris Kaunas
2018–present Anadolu Efes
Career highlights and awards

Vasilije Micić (Serbian: Василије Мицић, born 13 January 1994) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague. He also represents 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]

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 22 November 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 would enter the 2014 NBA draft.[5][6] On 8 April 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 2014, 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 26 June 2014, Micić was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 52nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.[9]

On 4 August 2014, Micić signed a two-year deal with an option for one more season with the German team Bayern Munich.[10][11] On 28 November 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 27 December 2015, Micić was loaned to Crvena zvezda for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[13]

On 25 July 2016, Micić was released by Bayern.[14] On 26 July 016, Micić signed with Turkish BSL club Tofaş for the 2016–17 Basketbol Süper Ligi season.[15]

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

On 20 June 2018, Micić signed a two-year contract with Turkish club Anadolu Efes.[17]

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
2015–16 Crvena zvezda 17 1 17.4 .341 .361 .724 1.8 3.6 .2 .2 5.5 5.0
2017–18 Žalgiris Kaunas 36 10 22.4 .432 .355 .707 2.2 4.2 .9 .0 7.7 8.6
Career 63 12 19.6 .403 .330 .727 1.9 3.7 .7 .1 6.6 6.8

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

National team 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 Cup, where he was to the All-Tournament Team.[18][19] In the same year, he debuted for the senior Serbian national team at the EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia,[20] where he averaged 4.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.[21]

Micić also represented Serbia at the EuroBasket 2017, where they won the silver medal, after losing in the final game to Slovenia.[22]

Personal[edit]

Vasilije's sister, Nina, is a professional snowboarder.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BeoBasket :: VASILIJE MICIĆ". BeoBasket.net. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  2. ^ "VASILIJE MICIC INJURED KNEE LIGAMENT". BeoBasket.net. 24 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 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. ^ "Saopštenje KK Crvena zvezda Telekom". KKCrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). 27 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Bayern Munich released Vasilije Micic". Sportando.com. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  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. ^ "Vasilije Micic Anadolu Efes'te..." www.anadoluefessk.org (in Turkish). 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  18. ^ "U19: Micić najbolji plejmejker Prvenstva". MVP.rs (in Serbian). 7 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  19. ^ "Gordon takes MVP honours for champions USA". FIBA.com. 7 July 2013. Archived from the original on 20 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  20. ^ "Duda objavio spisak – bez Teodosića!". rts.rs (in Serbian). 1 September 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  21. ^ "VASILJE MICIC (SERBIA)". eurobasket2013.org. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  22. ^ "Slovenia overcome injuries to claim historic title in Dragic's swansong". FIBA.basketball. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Alpine skiing helped Micić a lot in basketball career". ABALiga.com. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.

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