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Full Name: Aleksandar Djuric
Position: Forward/Center
Height/Weight: 6-11 (2.11 m)/ 245 (111.1 kg)
Birthdate: August 2, 1982 (Serbia & Montenegro)
Team: Kapfenberg (Austria)

Austrian League
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-0026716.438511.4552113190.7
2000-012487160.5444160.683129782249.3
2001-0227153272.56283110.755171182546417.2
2002-0319152223.6827293.7749915111040621.4
Totals96399671.595201274.7344204147111311.6
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 0-for-5 (.000); 2000-01, 3-for-15 (.200); 2001-02, 25-for-59 (.424); 2002-03, 10-for-33 (.303). Totals: 38-for-112 (.339).

FIBA Champions Cup
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2002-031077125.6162841.6835138220920.9
Three-point field goals: 9-for-23 (.391).

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: A native of Serbia & Montenegro who grew up in Austria, he has played in the top Austrian League for the past four seasons. He played in the Austrian All-Star Game in 2001 and was named Rookie of the Year the same season. Named Second Team All-League in 2002. A member of Austria’s Under-22 National Team.

(2002-03): In the FIBA Champions Cup, had a sensational tournament, averaging 20.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while hitting 62 percent of his two-point shots. In the Austrian League Finals against Gmunden, scored 19 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and tallied three assists to help Kapfenberg begin a miraculous three straight wins to overcome an 0-2 deficit and win the best-of-five league championship.

(2001-02): Enjoyed a breakout season as an 18-year-old, averaging 17.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. He finished 15th in the league in scoring while playing about 33 minutes per game.

Strengths: A big man who likes to step outside on the perimeter and hit the jumper. He will play inside and shoots a very high percentage when in the post. Can pass out of the post and anticipates situations well.