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8 VASIĆ Lazar

Rank:8
Position
Shooting guard, Point guard
Height
192cm/6'4''
Weight
77kg/170lbs
Current Team
8 VASIĆ Lazar, KK Tamis, KK Crvena Zvezda
Age
3
Season:

Vasić played as a starting PG for Serbian NT at U17 WC. He is fast and aggressive player. Has good motor and high level of energy. Good driver to the hoop thanks to quick first step, not afraid to finish in contact around the rim. Decent shooter off the catch, can score off the bounce, too. Smart decision maker off the PnR, doesn’t complicate too much. Very aggressive defender, able to press full court. Lack of size can be problem for higher level.

Strengths

  • PnR offense
  • court vision
  • perimeter shot
  • speed and quickness

Weaknesses

  • lack of size
  • body could be improved, has room to be stronger
  • not really creative

ANGT Belgrade preview:

Quick and aggressive PG will also play his second ANGT this February. Didn’t have huge numbers last year, averaged only 5.7ppg and 3apg for 27 minutes on the court. However this year, Vasic is one of the team leaders, has 11.1ppg, 3.2apg and 4.4rpg in U19 league. He has great motor and high level of energy which he provides on both ends. Good team player, does anything team needs. Offensivelly, good spot up and transition shooter, creative off the PnR, both for himself and for his teammates. Solid driver, can go both sides, quick first step helps him blow by his opponents. Has important impact on team D, but primary very aggressive on ball defender. Lack of size might be major issue for higher level.

U19 ABA League review:

LAZAR VASIĆ– Another ’01 born player from KK Crvena Zvezda. 6’4 tall PG had really slow start of the tournament, scored 3pts in first and 8pts in second game with bad shooting percentages. Averaged 11.2ppg in the end. Played the best game vs Partizan, scored 22pts and was one of the leaders of his team in 3rd win on the tournament. Also brought win to his team vs Cibona after scoring game winning lay up. Vasic is very quick and aggressive player,which he showed again on this tournament. Likes to push fast breaks and to play in transition. Solid PnR creator with ability to drive to the hoop and to take mid range shots. Good spot up shooter as well, excluding 2nd game of the tournament, had 8/14 behind the arc. After Karapandzic came to Crvena Zvezda, Vasic became more of a scorer than passing type of PG, which is visible in the stats, had only 2apg on the tournament. Defensively, very aggressive on ball defender, can force steals from his opponents, had 10 steals in 5 games. Lack of size could be an issue for higher level.

Serbia on the U17 World championship 2018:

Winner of national title with both u17 and u19 Red star teams. Vasić is a combo guard who can equally create for his teammates and for himself, too. Reads the game very well from PnR, hits perimeters shots at good percentages. Scored a game winning three against Montenegro in third friendly game. Expected to play as a second guard in starting five, paired with Karapandžić

Statistics

SeasonTeamCompetitionPTSASTSTLBLKFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OFFDEFTOPFRPGAPGSPGBPGPPGEFF
2019KK Crvena ZvezdaANGT Belgrade2913615717.462326.111100212253.53.31.50.37.338
2018KK Crvena ZvezdaRODA u19 league136743524912140257832132162105327382.93.41.60.16.2185
2017KK Crvena ZvezdaTRIGLAV u17 league241382738216051307739476078938231843.22.30.320.1281
2018Serbian NTFIBA U17 WC3322801032317272667860149623.11.104.745