Vasiljevic Wraps Up World University Games
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami sophomore guard Dejan Vasiljevic closed out international play with a 28-point performance Tuesday morning, as Australia’s Emerging Boomers defeated Canada, 101-96, to secure ninth place at the World University Games. The Melbourne native finished the tournament with a scoring average of 21.5 points a game on an impressive 45.3% shooting from the field.
While the Emerging Boomers were hoping to come home as victors of the tournament, the team did finish with a 6-2 record after just narrowly missing out on a chance to advance from the group stage. Much of Australia’s success was due to the strong play of UM’s sharpshooter, as Vasiljevic scored 20+ points and led the team in scoring in five of the eight games in Taipei.
The 6’3” guard will now return to Coral Gables hoping to build off of his stellar showing at the World University Games and a freshman year in which he became a solid contributor off the bench.
DJ’s Statistics at the World University Games
Game One – 28 Points, 3 rebounds, 10/23 FG, 5/15 3FG vs. Ukraine
Game Two – 28 Points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 9/17 FG, 6/10 3FG vs. Lithuania
Game Three – 13 Points, 2 rebounds, 2/12 FG, 1/9 3FG vs. Israel
Game Four – 22 Points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 9/22 FG, 4/11 3FG vs. Russia
Game Five – 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 5/11 FG, 4/8 3FG vs. Mozambique
Game Six – 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 6/12 FG, 1/5 3FG vs. Estonia
Game Seven – 23 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 8/16 FG, 5/12 3FG vs. Mexico
Game Eight – 28 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 9/15 FG, 4/7 3FG vs. Canada