Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic will enter this year’s draft, agent Misko Raznatovic tells Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress (Twitter link). Givony has Micic at No. 41 on his list of the top 100 prospects, the same ranking that Chad Ford of ESPN.com assigns the 20-year-old.
Micic plays for KK Mega Vizura in his native country, and has been averaging 11.5 points and 5.6 assists in 30.0 minutes per game. Ford lists his three-point range as one of his strengths, but his percentage has plunged from 38.4% last year to 29.3% this season. Still, he won All-Tournament Team honors in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships this past summer, leading Serbia to a second place finish and, as Givony points out, holding his own against projected top-10 pick Marcus Smart.
The 6’4″ Micic wouldn’t be automatically draft-eligible until 2016, but apparently he feels ready to at least gauge his draft stock. Overseas prospects have a later deadline to withdraw from the draft than college players do, so Micic has plenty of time to change his mind if he prefers.