An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Began with FMP eleznik (now known as BC Reflex Belgrade) youth teams. Joined the senior team in 2002-03 for the Saporta Cup but did not see action, and made his official debut in 2003-04. Won a Goodyear League title with BC Reflex in 2004. Was a member of the Serbia & Montenegro Cadets National Team in 2003 and a member of the Serbia & Montenegro Junior National Team in 2004.
(2004-05): Averaged 6.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 17.0 minutes in Adriatic League play. Tallied season-highs in points (22), rebounds (7) and minutes (33) at Zagreb. Averaged 5.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19.7 minutes in ULEB Cup competition. Sat out a portion of the 2004-05 campaign due to injury.
2004 European Championship for Junior (U-18) Men: Averaged 17.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 29.0 minutes over five Challenge Round contests. Converted 30-of-47 two-point field goals (63.8%) and 2-of-9 three-pointers (22.2%). Had 16 rebounds vs. Belarus and 23 points vs. Turkey. In the Final Round, contributed 16.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in 29.6 minutes over eight games. Shot 41-of-66 from two-point range (62.1%) and 5-of-22 from three-point range (22.7%). Recorded 19 points and 15 rebounds vs. Latvia and 25 points vs. Russia.
(2003-04): In the first appearance of his career with the BC Reflex senior team, had eight points in six minutes in his only Adriatic League action on the season. Also appeared in one ULEB Cup game, grabbing a rebound and blocking a shot. At the 2003 European Championship for Cadets (U-16), posted 20.3 points and 8.4 rebounds over eight contests, leading Yugoslavia to a gold medal. Shot 16-for-26 from three-point range and had 30 points vs. Russia.
Strengths: A highly skilled player. Owns considerable height for his position. Has displayed good range on his shot for his size, enabling him to play small forward and is even sometimes listed at guard. One of the most talented prospects internationally.