An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Plays for Partizan Belgrade, which is owned by Vlade Divac. Surprised many by making Serbia & Montenegro’s National Team for the 2003 European Championships, hence becoming teammates with Peja Stojakovic and Marko Jaric.
Career Highlights: Began playing with KK Beopetrol Belgrade youth teams. Played for the Yugoslav Cadets National Team. Won the gold medal at the 2001 European Cadets Championship. Played for the Yugoslav Junior National Team. Member of the Serbia & Montenegro Under-20 National Team. Member of the Serbia & Montenegro National Team
2004-05: Averaged 12.7 points and 4.6 rebounds in YUBA League action. In 12 Euroleague games, averaged 9.0 points and 4.7 rebounds.
2003-04: Appeared in nine Euroleague games. Scored a season-high 16 points, to go with six rebounds and four blocks against Pau-Orthez. During the YUBA league regular season, averaged 9.2 points and 4.0 rebounds.
2002-03: Signed for the 2002-03 season by BC Partizan Belgrade. Helped the team capture the 2002-03 Serbia & Montenegro National Championship. Averaged 3.5 points and 4.3 rebounds. Also appeared in 12 Euroleague games.
2001-02: Averaged 3.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11 games with KK Beopetrol Belgrade
Strengths: According to scouting reports, he has soft hands, quick feet and can score around the basket. His defense is said to be well ahead of his offense at this point.