Vladimir Lučić

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Vladimir Lučić
Vladimir Lucic.jpg
Lučić with Valencia
No. 11 – FC Bayern Munich
Position Small forward / Power forward
League BBL
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1989-06-17) June 17, 1989 (age 29)
Belgrade, SR Serbia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2008 Superfund
2008–2013 Partizan
2013–2016 Valencia Basket
2016–present Bayern Munich
Career highlights and awards

Vladimir Lučić (Serbian: Владимир Лучић, born June 17, 1989) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Bayern Munich of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He also represents the Serbian national basketball team. Standing at 2.04 m (6 ft 8 12 in), he primarily plays at the small forward position, but he can also play at the power forward position.

Professional career[edit]

Superfund[edit]

Lučić started playing basketball at senior level with the Serbian team Superfund in 2006, where he stayed until 2008.

Partizan[edit]

After two years at Superfund, Lučić was signed by Partizan before the start of the 2008–09 season. In his initial two years at Partizan, Lučić played very little under head coach Duško Vujošević. In 2010–11, under new head coach Vlada Jovanović, Lučić received more playing time, alternating between small forward and power forward throughout the season. He improved his statistics, nearly doubling them in the Euroleague, averaging 5.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. Before the start of 2012–13 season, he became the next team captain, shortly after longtime captain Petar Božić left the team over the summer.[1] He led his team over 2012–13 Euroleague season with 13.7 points and 4.8 rebounds over 10 games, but eventually Partizan didn't proceed to the next round of the competition.[2] With Partizan, he won five consecutive Serbian League championships, four straight ABA Leagues and Serbian Cups.

Valencia Basket[edit]

On June 24, 2013, Lučić signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year with Spanish club Valencia Basket.[3][4] In his first season abroad, he had trouble with his back and left foot all over the season. He eventually had a foot surgery in January which sidelined him off the court until March.[5][6] In his first EuroCup season, he averaged just 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds over 8 games. Valencia eventually won the Eurocup, beating UNICS Kazan in the final.[7][8]

On June 17, 2015, Valencia Basket extended the contract with him for one more season.[9]

Bayern Munich[edit]

On July 26, 2016, Lučić signed a two-year contract with German club Bayern Munich.[10] On June 9, 2017, Lučić signed a two-year contract extension with Bayern.[11]

Serbian national team[edit]

Lučić won a gold medal with the Serbian university team at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen. He made his debut with the senior Serbian national basketball team in the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 qualification. However, in a first game (against Iceland) he got injured and latter missed the rest of the qualification.[12]

Lučić also represented Serbia at the EuroBasket 2017 where they won the silver medal, after losing in the final game to Slovenia.[13] Over 9 tournament games, he averaged 8.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.

Personal life[edit]

His older brother Uroš Lučić is also a professional basketball player. He is currently playing for Jászberényi KSE.

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
2009–10 Partizan 1 0 1.3 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0 -1.0
2010–11 15 0 10.6 .522 .333 .667 1.9 .6 .2 .3 2.4 3.5
2011–12 10 9 21.7 .365 .269 .867 2.4 1.0 .1 .1 5.8 3.0
2012–13 10 9 33.2 .412 .323 .796 4.8 .8 1.6 .2 13.7 14.9
2014–15 Valencia 8 6 25.7 .476 .421 .762 3.3 .9 .9 .4 8.0 8.8
Career 44 24 20.9 .424 .324 .782 2.9 .7 .7 .2 6.7 6.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lučić: Velika je čast biti kapiten Partizana". blic.rs. Tanjug. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lucic Vladimir 2012-13 season". euroleague.net. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "VALENCIA BASKET agrees to three-year deal with Lucic". Eurocup Basketball. Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Valencia signs Vladimir Lucic to a 2+1 deal". Sportando. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Valencia's Lucic to have foot surgery". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Vladimir Lučić do marta van terena!. vesti.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Dominant Doellman leads Valencia to third Eurocup crown". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Valencia got its third Eurocup trophy". eurohoops.net. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Valencia Basket confirma a Vladimir Lucic per a la pròxima temporada". valenciabasket.com (in Spanish). 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bayern Munich signs Vladimir Lucic to a two-year contract". Sportando.com. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Vladimir Lucic signs a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich". Sportando.com. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "SRBIJA - CRNA GORA (20:30): Bez Lučića u derbiju". telegraf.rs (in Serbian). 18 August 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "Slovenia overcome injuries to claim historic title in Dragic's swansong". FIBA.basketball. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Petar Božić
Partizan Belgrade captain
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Dragan Milosavljević