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Introducing Vasilije Micic

Vasilije Micic gesticulated. Calmly, but clearly. Bayern’s new point guard quietly addressed the German Champions’ youth team who were midway through a training session. Micic was more than happy to pass on advice. This isn’t uncommon at FCBB. However, this scene played out in early August in his first training session with the club. It was clear from the outset that Vasilije Micic wanted responsibilities and has a lot to offer the club.

Despite being young, the playmaker has lots of experience. Micic made his debut in the Serbian top division when he was 16. Over the course of the following four years, the youngster became a key player for Mega Vizura Belgrad thanks to his extraordinary talent.

Micic’s development didn’t go unnoticed: Some of the biggest clubs in Europe and around the world cast admiring glances at the youngster. At the 2014 NBA draft he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers, making him the 52nd overall pick. This was a huge reward for the Serbian international, who was also being courted by some of the largest teams in Spain before Bayern acquired him. Micic will spend the next two years with Bayern to develop his game further and gain experience. Whether he will make it in the NBA is the question on everyone’s lips.

He could've been anything that he wanted to be...

Vasilije Micic has his older sister to thank for being one of the most promising talents in Europe at the moment – she is the one who encouraged the pursuance of his basketball career. Micic had many talents from a young age, for example winning the first out of four consecutive Serbian skiing championships as an 8-year-old. “I started playing basketball when my family moved from the mountains to Belgrade,” said Micic. He played basketball and football in his youth in the Serbian capital. Although “Vasa” was more inclined to football, his sister led him in another direction, “She convinced me that basketball was the right way for me to go,” said Vasa about Nina, who was incidentally the first Serbian to feature in snowboarding at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

His decision has well and truly paid off and Vasilije Micic has taken the next step in his career through his transfer to Munich. He is now about to embark on his first Euroleague season with the German champions. He has big ambitions with his new club, among them defending the championship title. He also wants to improve his own game through “day-to-day work with head coach Pesic” so that he can help the team with his quality. First of all with his fantastic assists, or even by helping the youngsters.