Following 4 successful years during a University of Miami, where he averaged 13.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per diversion in his comparison year, Vasiljevic is prepared to take a subsequent step and make an impact in his initial veteran season.
The 23-year-old severely deliberate other NBL teams, though a possibility to reconnect with his former youth Boomers manager in Kings partner Adam Forde was too good to refuse.
Vasiljevic won a bronze award alongside Forde in a 2019 Emerging Boomers side during a World University Games, so he knew he could rise underneath his tutelage.
The possibility to bond with Kings conduct manager and Boomers partner Will Weaver was also hugely appealing for a Canadian-born guard.
“I’ve been vocalization to Will Weaver and Adam (Forde) on a daily basement and Will only wants me to come in and rise my diversion to a top turn so we can make that burst to a NBA in a entrance years,” Vasiljevic said.
“He wants me to do what we do best and that’s fire threes and measure though also assistance me in a areas that we still need alleviation on.
“Over a final few years during college we picked adult a nickname ‘Three-J’ since we fire a lot of threes.
“I’m a scorer and utterly versatile, though I’ve also worked on apropos a plain defender and rebounder over a years. I’m perplexing to put a whole package together, and I’m looking brazen to building on that during a Kings.”
Kings CEO Chris Pongrass is anxious to be welcoming Vasiljevic to Sydney on a long-term deal.
“DJ is an intensely means actor and considerable immature man,” Pongrass said.
“A means descent threat, DJ’s operation and sharpened ability are welcomed additions to a arsenal. He is a tough, dirty actor who will fit seamlessly with a group.
“The growth of a immature core is always a indicate of importance for us; we demeanour brazen to assisting him grow within a club’s enlightenment in hopes of personification during a top level.”
Vasiljevic becomes a seventh engaged actor for a Sydney Kings fasten Xavier Cooks, Brad Newley, Craig Moller, Shaun Bruce, Jordan Hunter and Didi Louzada for a arriving season.