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University of Miami Athletics

Dejan Vasiljevic






190 lbs.




Melbourne, Australia

High School

Australian Institute of Sport

Dejan Vasiljevic - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a Senior (2019-20): Senior CLASS Award candidate … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Postgraduate Scholarship recipient … Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Watch List
One of three Hurricanes to appear in all 31 games and the only one to start each of them … Averaged 13.2 points, second-best among Hurricanes, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist in a team-high 33.8 minutes per game … Finished sixth in the ACC in made 3-pointers per game (2.35), as well as No. 11 in minutes per game and No. 17 in scoring, plus tied for the most 3-point attempts in a game (14) … In ACC-only action, tied for No. 10 in made 3-pointers per game (2.05) and placed No. 14 in minutes per game (34.7) … Finished No. 17 in ACC history and second among Hurricanes in career made 3-pointers (272) … Placed eighth at Miami in minutes (3,381) and games played (128), never missing an outing, as well third in 3-point attempts (742) and No. 21 in scoring (1,271) … In ACC-only play, finished first all-time among Hurricanes in 3-point attempts (429), second in made 3-pointers (139), third in minutes (1,926), fifth in points (662) and sixth in made field goals (228) … Tied the program career record in ACC Tournament play for made 3-pointers (17) and set the top number in attempts (43) … Set the Miami record for ACC-only single-season minutes played (693) and 3-point attempts (142), as well as tied for seventh in made 3-pointers (41) and placed ninth in free-throw percentage (83.7) … Hit a 3-pointer in the first 20 games of the season to give him a 22-game streak that is eighth all-time at Miami, making him one of five players with multiple 22-game streaks … Connected on his first 28 free throws of the season to amass a 33-make streak dating back to 2018-19 … Tied for the most made 3-pointers (six) and the best field goal clip (5-of-6) in a game by a Hurricane on the season, as well as tied for second in both made free throws (eight) and makes without a miss (eight) … Logged two of the four occurrences of a Hurricane playing 43-plus minutes and posted the fifth-highest single-game point total (25) … Scored in double digits a team-best 23 times, with 15-plus in 13 games and 20-plus thrice … Logged at least five rebounds in 12 outings, reaching seven-plus in half of them … Played 30-plus minutes 24 times, 35-plus in 12 games and 40-plus in four contests … Paced Miami in scoring four times and in rebounding twice … Notched 16 points, shooting 4-of-7 from deep, and three assists against fifth-ranked Louisville (11/5) in the season opener … Totaled 16 points and a season-best four assists in the win at UCF (11/12) … Recorded a double-double with 13 points and a career-high-tying 10 boards against Quinnipiac (11/16) … Dropped a career-high 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting, setting a new top mark in makes, against Missouri State (11/21) in the Charleston Classic … Logged 20 points in the victory at Illinois (12/), shooting 7-of-11 overall and 6-of-9 from deep to tie a career high in made 3-pointers … Logged 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting, all from beyond the arc, versus Alabama A&M (12/14) … Totaled 11 points and eight boards in the triumph over Temple (12/17) at the Barclays Center … Scored 21 points and went 8-of-8 at the line against Coppin State (12/21) … Registered 15 points and seven rebounds in 43 minutes in the overtime win at Clemson (12/31), also hitting the game-winning 3-pointer and finishing 5-of-5 on free throws … Played all 40 minutes against Pittsburgh (1/12) and scored 13 points … Tallied 16 points and seven rebounds in 39 minutes at NC State (1/15) … Put up 19 points in 40 minutes versus ninth-ranked Florida State (1/18), tallying a 4-of-6 clip from deep … Compiled 18 points and seven boards against Virginia Tech (1/28) … Nearly logged a double-double at Pittsburgh (2/2), finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds in 39 minutes … Posted 18 points and six boards in 40 minutes versus NC State (2/5) … Played a career-high 44 minutes in the triple-overtime win at Virginia Tech (2/19), hitting all four of his free throws … Logged 17 points and hit five 3-pointers in an overtime win against Syracuse (3/7) on senior day … Recorded 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, adding five boards, versus Clemson (3/11) in the ACC Tournament in his final game.

As a Junior (2018-19): Played in all 32 games, with 25 starts … Finished sixth in ACC in 3-point field goals made (2.53/game) … Hit three or more 3-pointers in 16 games … Had streak of 33 consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer made snapped on Feb. 2 at Virginia (at the time, was longest active streak in ACC, third-longest in program history and 20th-longest in ACC history) … Placed No. 21 in the ACC in minutes per game (32.0) … Hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points in season opener against Lehigh (11/9) …Averaged 11.7 ppg and 5.7 rpg in three games at Wooden Legacy … Hit season-high five 3-pointers and scored 19 points at Louisville (1/6) … Recorded first-career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds against Notre Dame (2/6) … Scored career-high 22 points in win over Clemson (2/13) and hit his first five 3-point attempts to start the second half … Posted 21 points, including five 3-pointers, against Georgia Tech (2/23) … Scored 21 points against Wake Forest (3/12) and 17 versus Virginia Tech (3/13) in ACC Tournament, finishing 8-of-17 overall from 3-point range … Played all 40 minutes for first time in career in the contest against the Hokies.

As a Sophomore (2017-18): All-ACC Academic Team
Played in all 32 games, with 20 starts … Averaged 9.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game … Led ACC in 3-point FG percentage at 41.1 percent (67-163) … Led team in 3-point field goals (67) … Hit at least one 3-pointer in 29 of 32 games, including 20 games with two or more … Hit at least one 3-pointer in 13 straight games to end season … Connected 32-of-66 3-point attempts over last 11 games of season (.485) … Made first college start in 2017-18 season opener against Gardner-Webb after coming off bench in all 33 games his freshman year … After tough shooting night in opener, bounced back to score 16 points against Navy and 15 against Florida A&M … Hit 3-of-5 from 3-point range and scored 11 points in win at No. 12 Minnesota (11/29) … Scored career-high 20 points and hit 5-of-7 3-pointers in win over Princeton (12/2) … Recorded 15 points and hit 3-of-6 3-pointers in win over Boston U. (12/5) … Averaged 11.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in three games at Diamond Head Classic … Hit six 3-pointers (five in second half) and matched career high with 20 points at Florida State (1/27) … Scored 14 points, including nine in the first 5:26, in win at Virginia Tech (2/3) … Scored 17 points at Boston College, including 11 of Miami’s first 16 points (2/10) … Perfect from field in win at UNC: 4-4 FG, 2-2 3FG, 10 points (2/27) … Scored team-high 16 points, including 4-6 from 3-point range, in win over Virginia Tech (3/3) … Hit 4-of-5 field-goal attempts and scored nine points with five rebounds in NCAA Tournament against Loyola Chicago (3/15).

As a Freshman (2016-17)
Miami Record Book Listings: Freshman – Season (since 2004-05): No. 1 3-point field goals made (51), No. 1 3-point field goals attempted (146), No. 5 3-point field goal percentage (34.9% / 51-146).

Freshman – Game (since 2004-05): T-No. 1 3-point field goals made (6), T-No. 1 3-point field goal attempts (12), No. 3 3-point field goal attempts (11).

Season: Played in all 33 games … Averaged 6.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.3 steals in 17.5 minutes per game … Totaled 197 points, 44 rebounds, 15 assists, 11 steals in 577 minutes … Hit 35.7 percent (65-182) from the field, 34.9 percent (51-146) from three and 80.0 percent (16-20) at the line … Led or tied for team high in scoring once and steals twice … Scored in double digits in eight games … Notched 3-pointer in 26 outings … Hit multiple 3-pointers in 13 games … Multiple assists twice … Season highs: 18 points at Syracuse, 1/4; 4 rebounds at Virginia, 2/20; 2 assists, twice; 1 steal, 10 times; 1 blocked shot vs. Stanford, 11/24; 29 minutes at Virginia, 2/20 … Played in all 18 ACC games … In ACC play averaged 5.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.2 steals in 16.7 minutes … In ACC play totaled 96 points, 25 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in 301 minutes … Connected on 34.4 percent (32-93) from the field, 33.3 percent (26-78) from three and 60.0 percent (6-10) at the line … In two ACC Tournament games, averaged 9.5 points, 1.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 20.5 minutes per game … Shot 6-18 from the field, 4-14 from three and 3-3 at the line … In one NCAA Tournament game, had two points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes … Hit 1-3 from the field.

High School: Experience of playing in FIBA World Championships … At 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships in Greece, averaged 13.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game … At 2014 FIBA U18 Oceania Championships, averaged of 12.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game … All-tournament team at the 2014 U17s, where he averaged 17.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game and led team to silver medal … Leading scorer at the 2013 FIBA Oceania U16 Championships, putting up 19.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game … Won national title with Victorian U18s team … Captain of the U17 Australian team … Played in the 2015 Basketball Without Borders Camp … Participated in adidas Nations Tournament in Los Angeles … Played at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) … Played in U20 National Championships in Ipswich, averaging 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists, hitting 48 percent of his shots, while notching 20-plus points in three games, with a high of 25 in his first outing.

Personal: Name is pronounced DAY-On Vuh-SEE-Luh-Vitch … Goes by DJ … Born April 26, 1997 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but moved to Melbourne, Australia, at age six … Of Serbian descent … Parents are Todor and Danijela Vasiljevic … Both parents played semi-pro handball … Has a younger sister, Ivana … Started playing basketball at age 12 … Shaping his game into the mold of Croatian scoring legend, Drazen Petrovic … Chose to attend Miami over offers from LSU, Louisville and Stanford, among others … Graduated in May 2019 after majoring in management and minoring in economics … Enrolled in Miami’s graduate sport administration program.