Vladimir Dašić

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Vladimir Dašić
No. 8 – AEK Larnaca
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Cypriot League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1988-05-13) May 13, 1988 (age 29)
Titograd, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Montenegrin
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2009 Budućnost Podgorica
2009–2010 Real Madrid
2010 Gran Canaria
2010–2012 Lottomatica Roma
2012 Union Olimpija
2012 Beşiktaş
2013 Metalac Valjevo
2014 Al Ahli Dubai
2014–2015 Budućnost Podgorica
2017–present AEK Larnaca
Career highlights and awards

Vladimir Dašić (Cyrillic: Владимир Дашић, pronounced [v̞lǎdimir dâʃit͡ɕ]; born May 13, 1988) is a Montenegrin professional basketball player who plays for AEK Larnaca of the Cyprus Basketball Division 1. He is 6'10" (2.08 m) in height and he plays as both a small forward and a power forward.

Professional career[edit]

Dašić began his professional career in the Serbia and Montenegro League with Budućnost Podgorica in 2004. There, Dašić made a name for himself and was widely considered at the time as one of the best young players in Europe and attracted interest from many big European clubs.

On August 26, 2009, he transferred to the Spanish ACB League club Real Madrid.[1] At Madrid, Dašić had a limited playing time and with the arrival of Ante Tomić his playing time became even more reduced so he was loaned out to Gran Canaria.[2]

In October 2010 he signed with Lottomatica Roma of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A.[3] In January 2012, he left Lottomatica Roma and signed with Slovenian club Union Olimpija for the rest of the 2011–12 season.[4]

On September 4, 2012, he signed a contract with Beşiktaş.[5] After he was released from his Beşiktaş contract, Dašić signed for KK Metalac Valjevo for the rest of the 2012–13 season.[6]

In January 2014, he signed with Al Ahli Dubai of United Arab Emirates.[7]

On July 3, 2014, he returned after five years to Budućnost Podgorica, signing a 1+1 contract.[8] On April 25, he was released by Budućnost Podgorica.[9] On January 5, 2017, Dašić signed with the Cypriot team AEK Larnaca.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Dašić and his girlfriend Marija welcomed their first daughter, Laura, in February 2012. He has two tattoos on his body including a cross on his back with the words which Tsar Lazar said before battle of Kosovo wrapped around it and a dedication to his deceased friend, Ljubo Jovanović who was also a basketball player, with the inscription of his name on a basketball on his left bicep.

His family originates from Berane.

Montenegrin national team[edit]

Dašić won the gold medal at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship while playing the Serbia and Montenegro's junior team. He then chose to play for the senior Montenegrin national team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real Madrid welcomes young star Vladimir Dasic". Euroleague.net. August 26, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official: Dasic joins Gran Canaria on loan". Sportando.com. February 26, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Virtus Roma secures forward Dasic". Euroleague.net. October 15, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Union Olimpija announces Dašić and Zagorac". union.olimpija.com. 5 January 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Besiktas lands Vladimir Dasic". Sportando.com. Retrieved September 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Metalac Valjevo signs Vladimir Dasic". Sportando.com. March 14, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Vladimir Dasic inks with Al Ahli Dubai". Sportando.com. January 1, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Big signing for Budućnost VOLI – Dašić returns home". Abaliga.com. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ Buducnost parts ways with Vladimir Dasic
  10. ^ "AEK Larnaca inks Vladimir Dasic". Sportando.com. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 

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