Vasilije Micić

Serbian basketball player

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Vasilije Micić
Vasilije Micić 22 BC Žalgiris EuroLeague 20180223 (1).jpg
Micić with Žalgiris Kaunas in 2018
No. 22 – Anadolu Efes
PositionPoint guard
LeagueTurkish Super League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1994-01-13) January 13, 1994 (age 26)
Kraljevo, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight92 kg (203 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2014Mega Vizura
2014–2016Bayern Munich
2015–2016Crvena zvezda
2016–2017Tofaş
2017–2018Žalgiris Kaunas
2018–presentAnadolu Efes
Career highlights and awards

Vasilije Micić (Serbian: Василије Мицић, born January 13, 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

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

Mega Vizura (2010–14)

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. In his first season with the club, he appeared in 35 games of the Serbian League and averaged 8.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. On 22 November 2011, just 8 games into the 2011–12 season, Micić suffered a season-ending knee injury.[2] Over 8 games, he averaged 15.9 points, 5 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.

In the 2012–13 season, he became a leader with Boban Marjanović of the team which promoted to the Adriatic League for the first time in the club's history at the end of the season.[3] Over 41 games in the Serbian League, he averaged 11.8 points and 5 assists per game.

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

Turbulent seasons (2014–17)

On 4 August 2014, Micić signed a two-year deal with an option for one more season with the German team Bayern Munich.[6][7] On 28 November 2014, in a EuroLeague game against Panathinaikos, he partially ruptured collateral ligament in his right elbow and was expected to miss six weeks of play.[8] He appeared in 32 games of the German League averaging 7 points and 3.3 assists per game. He also made a debut in the 2014–15 Euroleague, but appeared in only 6 games and averaging 7.5 points per game.

On 27 December 2015, Micić was loaned to Crvena zvezda for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[9] He appeared in 17 games of the 2015–16 Euroleague for Crvena zvezda, averaging 5.5 points and 3.6 assists per game. With loan being ended, Micić was released by Bayern on 25 July 2016.[10]

On 26 July 2016, Micić signed with Turkish BSL club Tofaş for the 2016–17 Basketbol Süper Ligi season.[11]

Žalgiris Kaunas (2017–18)

On 15 June 2017, Micić signed a two-year contract with Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas.[12] Žalgiris Kaunas had a historic season in which it won yet another Lithuaninan League championship and qualified to EuroLeague Final Four tournament. In 2018 EuroLeague Final Four, it lost to the Fenerbahçe Basketball in the semifinal and won in third place game against the CSKA Moscow. Over 36 in 2017–18 EuroLeague season, Micić averaged 7.7 points, 4.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game. After the season, Micić along with his teammate Kevin Pangos parted ways with the team.[13]

Anadolu Efes (2018–present)

On 20 June 2018, Micić signed a two-year contract with Turkish club Anadolu Efes.[14] In 2018–19 season, Micić led his team to the 2019 EuroLeague Final Four, where they lost in the final game to the CSKA Moscow. Over 37 games in 2018–19 EuroLeague season, he averaged career-highs of 12.1 points, 5.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.

On 25 May 2019, Micić signed two-year contract extension with Anadolu Efes.[15] On 10 August 2020, his agent confirmed that he was returning to the team for the 2020-21 season, rather than try for the NBA.[16]

NBA draft rights

In June 2014, alongside his teammates Nemanja Dangubić and Nikola Jokić, Micić attended the Eurocamp, a 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.[17] In March 2014, Micić confirmed that he would enter the 2014 NBA draft.[18][19] On 26 June 2014, Micić was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 52nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.[20] On 8 December 2020, Micić's draft rights were acquired by the Oklahoma City Thunder.[21]

National team career

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.[22][23] In the same year, he debuted for the senior Serbian national team at the EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia,[24] where he averaged 4.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.[25]

Micić also represented Serbia at the EuroBasket 2017, where they won the silver medal, after losing in the final game to Slovenia.[26]

At the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the national team of Serbia was dubbed as favorite to win the trophy,[27] but was eventually upset in the quarterfinals by Argentina.[28] With wins over the United States and Czech Republic, it finished in fifth place.[29][30] Micić averaged 5.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists over 8 games.

Personal life

Vasilije's sister, Nina, is a professional snowboarder.[31]

Career statistics

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

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
2018–19 Anadolu Efes 37 30 28.2 .474 .371 .819 2.2 5.5 1.0 .1 12.4 13.9
2019–20 24 22 30.6 .467 .397 .964 2.5 5.8 1.3 .0 14.5 16.0
Career 124 64 24.3 .446 .368 .806 2.1 4.7 .9 .1 9.9 12.2

References

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