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Vladimir Dašić (Cyrillic: Владимир Дашић, pronounced [v̞lǎdimir dâʃit͡ɕ]; born May 13, 1988) is a Montenegrin professional basketball player who currently plays for Zadar of the Croatian League. He is 6'10" (2.08 m) in height and he plays as both a small forward and a power forward.

Vladimir Dašić
No. 15 – Zadar
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueCroatian League
ABA League
Personal information
Born (1988-05-13) May 13, 1988 (age 31)
Titograd, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityMontenegrin
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2004–present
Career history
2004–2009Budućnost Podgorica
2009–2010Real Madrid
2010Gran Canaria
2010–2012Lottomatica Roma
2012Union Olimpija
2012Beşiktaş
2013Metalac Valjevo
2014Al Ahli Dubai
2014–2015Budućnost Podgorica
2017AEK Larnaca
2018–presentZadar
Career highlights and awards

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Professional careerEdit

Dašić began his professional career in the Serbia and Montenegro League with Budućnost Podgorica in 2004. There, Dašić made a name for himself and was widely considered at the time as one of the best young players in Europe and attracted interest from many big European clubs.

On August 26, 2009, he transferred to the Spanish ACB League club Real Madrid.[1] At Madrid, Dašić had a limited playing time and with the arrival of Ante Tomić his playing time became even more reduced so he was loaned out to Gran Canaria.[2]

In October 2010 he signed with Lottomatica Roma of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A.[3] In January 2012, he left Lottomatica Roma and signed with Slovenian club Union Olimpija for the rest of the 2011–12 season.[4]

On September 4, 2012, he signed a contract with Beşiktaş.[5] After he was released from his Beşiktaş contract, Dašić signed for KK Metalac Valjevo for the rest of the 2012–13 season.[6]

In January 2014, he signed with Al Ahli Dubai of United Arab Emirates.[7]

On July 3, 2014, he returned after five years to Budućnost Podgorica, signing a 1+1 contract.[8] On April 25, he was released by Budućnost Podgorica.[9] On January 5, 2017, Dašić signed with the Cypriot team AEK Larnaca.[10] His goal was to prepare for the 2017 EuroBasket, but he experienced a severe injury of a ligament and consequently became a free agent in April 2018. After a year and a half of not playing professional basketball, in December 2018 he signed with Zadar of the Croatian League.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Dašić and his girlfriend Marija welcomed their first daughter, Laura, in February 2012. He has two tattoos on his body including a cross on his back with the words which Tsar Lazar said before battle of Kosovo wrapped around it and a dedication to his deceased friend, Ljubo Jovanović who was also a basketball player, with the inscription of his name on a basketball on his left bicep.

His family originates from Berane.

Montenegrin national teamEdit

Dašić won the gold medal at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship while playing the Serbia and Montenegro's junior team. He then chose to play for the senior Montenegrin national team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Real Madrid welcomes young star Vladimir Dasic". Euroleague.net. August 26, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Official: Dasic joins Gran Canaria on loan". Sportando.com. February 26, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Virtus Roma secures forward Dasic". Euroleague.net. October 15, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Union Olimpija announces Dašić and Zagorac". union.olimpija.com. 5 January 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Besiktas lands Vladimir Dasic". Sportando.com. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  6. ^ "Metalac Valjevo signs Vladimir Dasic". Sportando.com. March 14, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  7. ^ "Vladimir Dasic inks with Al Ahli Dubai". Sportando.com. January 1, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Big signing for Budućnost VOLI – Dašić returns home". Abaliga.com. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  9. ^ Buducnost parts ways with Vladimir Dasic
  10. ^ "AEK Larnaca inks Vladimir Dasic". Sportando.com. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Ljetos vaterpolist, danas košarkaš… Vladimir Dašić službeno potpisao za KK Zadar". basketball.hr (in Croatian). 7 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.

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