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Dejan Vasiljevic Signs Three-Year Deal With Sydney Kings

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Former Miami Hurricanes guard Dejan Vasiljevic has signed a three-year deal with the Sydney Kings, the team revealed on Thursday.

Vasiljevic was a four-year letterman at Miami, where he averaged a career best 13.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game on 35.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

The 23-year-old sharpshooter scored 1,271 points throughout his collegiate career, which ranks 21st on UM’s all-time list, and is second in 3-pointers made with 272.

The Melbourne, Australia native is no stranger to competing for his country, having attended the Australian Institute of Sport for high school and playing in multiple FIBA World Championships.

Vasiljevic led Australia to a Bronze medal at the World University Games in 2019, averaging a team-high 20.5 points per game on 48% shooting. His best outing came in the bronze-medal match, recording 33 points against Israel.

Vasiljevic looks to make an immediate impact for the Kings, who ranked second-last in three-point percentage in the NBL last season, connecting on just 33.9 percent of their long-range attempts.

“Will [Weaver, head coach for Sydney Kings] just wants me to come in and develop my game to the highest level so I can make the jump to the NBA in the coming years,” he told NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria. “He wants me to do what I do best and that’s shoot threes and score, but also help me in the areas that I still need improvement on.”

Best of luck, DJ.

Born and raised in Miami, Anthony is the Editor-In-Chief of Immaculata-La Salle High School’s student newspaper. As the Founder and Owner of 305Sports, Anthony covers all Miami Sports.

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