An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft. Originally an early candidate for the 2004 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Participated in the 2004 NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago.
Career Highlights: Has competed for KK Zagreb his entire career. Played for Croatia at the 2001 European Cadets Championship, 2002 European Championship for Junior Men, 2003 World Junior Championship and 2004 European Championship for Young Men. Played in the 2004 Croatian All Stars game.
(2004-05): Ranked second in the Adriatic League in scoring, averaging 19.6 points, and fourth in minutes, at 34.6 per game. Also posted 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals. Erupted for a career-high 42 points vs. Hemofarm, connecting on 8-of-9 three-pointers. Had 30 points vs. Split and 28 vs. Zadar and ibenka.
(2003-04): Posted 12.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 32.5 minutes over 21 Adriatic League appearances for Zagreb. Had a season-high 24 points v. Zvezda. At the 2004 European Championship for Young Men (U-20), representing Croatia, posted 10.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 26.3 minutes
(2002-03): Averaged 3.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game over 14 Adriatic League outings for Zagreb. Had a season-high nine points in his Adriatic League debut vs. Split. At the 2003 World Championship for Junior Men, tallied 12.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 34.0 minutes.
(2001-02): At the 2001 European Championship for Cadets (U-16), posted 5.0 points in only 8.8 minutes in four Challenge Round games. Averaged 1.0 points in 16.3 minutes in four Qualifying Round contests and 3.0 points in 11.8 minutes over five Final Round matches. At the 2002 European Championship for Junior Men (U-18), produced 8.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 23.6 minutes.
Strengths: Has very good shooting mechanics and a quick release. Highly skilled offensive player who can create shots for himself and others.