Top Performer: Vasilije Micic
Having only joined the team on Friday, Micic was well behind his peers on Serbia's U19 squad in terms of knowing the plays and having developed chemistry. For that reason he didn't see much action over the first two games even though he's one of the team's top players. Micic still managed to provide some flashes of brilliance in his limited minutes on the floor before being fully unleashed today. Starting, being handed the keys to the offense, and responding with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists in just 21 minutes of action, Micic certainly settled in quickly.
A 6-4 pure point guard with as much creativity and flair as any player you'll find his age on either side of the ocean, Micic took over the game against Team USA. While, not a freakish athlete, he's one of those players who gets anywhere he wants on the floor thanks to a unique combination of terrific ball-handling skills, the ability to play at different speeds and excellent footwork. He utilizes hesitation moves extremely well, playing at his own pace and slicing apart defenses on the pick and roll in particular.
Micic shows excellent court vision, utilizing both sides of the court in the set offense and making pinpoint decisions in transition, passing the ball ahead beautifully, sometimes even going the length of the floor. Having seen considerable playing time in the Serbian League for Mega Vizura for the better part of 3 seasons, one of which he missed a portion of with an injury, Micic's considerable experience for a player his age certainly shows in the way he distributes the ball.
As a scorer, Micic's jumper doesn't look all that pretty--he sports a long, flat-footed release and even tossed up an airball in the game today. Even if it isn't pretty, his shot goes in at a decent rate--he made 38.4% of his 3-point attempts this season and hit three of his four attempts from beyond the arc today.
Defensively, Micic is competitive and shows excellent awareness and anticipation skills, but could very well struggle against higher level players due to his average lateral quickness. He needs to continue to get stronger, which will also help him as a finisher around the basket too, an area he certainly needs to improve in.
Having surprisingly led Mega Vizura to a berth in the Adriatic League next season, Micic will be a prospect to keep an eye on next year as one of the top international prospects in the 1994 class.
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