Besiktas JK Istanbul signed forward Vladimir Dasic for the coming season. Dasic (2.08 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Union Olimpija Ljubljana of Slovenia and has played parts of two Turkish Airlines Euroleague seasons in the past with Virtus Roma of Italy and Real Madrid of Spain. Last season he averaged 9.3 points 4.5 rebounds over 13 Adriatic League games after joining Olimpija midway through the season. Before that he tallied 11 points and 5.6 rebounds in eight Italian League games for Roma. Dasic started his pro career at age 16 with Buducnost in his native Montenegro in 2004. He spent five full seasons with Buducnost during which he amassed 23 Eurocup appearances over three seasons and won three Montenegrin League championships and Cups. He also played briefly for Gran Canaria of Spain. At the junior level Dasic helped the Serbia & Montenegro national team win the gold medal at the 2005 European U-18 Championship. He is currently playing for the Montenegrin national team in the EuroBasket 2013 qualifying rounds.