Efes and Micic, two more years

May 25, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Efes and Micic, two more years
Anadolu Efes Istanbul and All-EuroLeague guard Vasilije Micic have agreed to stay together for two more seasons, the club announced on Saturday. Micic (1.96 meters, 25 years old) enjoyed the best of his four Turkish Airlines EuroLeague seasons to date in his first with Efes, which he helped lead to a runner-up finish in the club's first Final Four in almost two decades. Until the Final Four, when he was surpassed by teammate Shane Larkin, Micic had led Efes in scoring, with 12.1 points per game, and assists, with 5.7. He finished the season with 5.5 assists, ranking third in that category among all EuroLeague players. Micic joined the Efes starting lineup to begin November and was a catalyst as the team won five of six games that month, the only defeat coming on a buzzer-beater after he had seemingly stole the ball from eventual top scorer Mike James of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. Micic was chosen as MVP for November, after which Efes never fell below the top four teams in the standings. He finished the season having played the maximum 37 games along with teammates Adrien Moerman and Krunoslav Simon. After the playoffs ended, he was voted by the media and fans to the All-EuroLeague Second Team, just the third Efes player so honored this century. The signing of Micic follows those of Simon, center Bryant Dunston and head coach Ergin Ataman – all less than a week after the team's first ever appearance in the continental championship game – showing that Efes is banking on continuity to keep its hard-earned place among the top EuroLeague teams.