Player Profile: Jan Vesely

#24 JAN VESELY
Position: Forward
Height: 6-11
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birthdate: April 24, 1990
Last Played: Partizan Belgrade
From: Ostrava, Czech Republic
NBA Years: Rookie
Drafted: 6th Overall (First Round) By Washington In 2011


Career Transactions: None

Professionally: Has played professionally in Slovenia and Serbia, including Euroleague action for Partizan Belgrade from 2008-2011…Averaged 10.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 2010-11…Was named the FIBA Young Men’s Player of the Year in 2011 (top player born in 1990 or later), edging out three-time winner Ricky Rubio of Spain…Has connected at a .500 clip or better from the field in every season in his professional career…Finished second in voting for the Euroleague’s Rising Star trophy (top player under 23 by July 1) in 2009-10 and third in 2010-11…In 2009-10, in an exhibition contest vs. the Phoenix Suns during the NBA preseason, had a game-high 16 points as well as five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 27 minutes of action.

Personally: Name is pronounced Yahn VEH-seh-lee…Grew up playing for the club team, BK Snakes Ostrava, in the Czech Republic… In national team competition, has represented Czech Republic at the youth, junior and senior level.