Marica Gajic is a 1.89m Bosnian-Slovenian (Bosman A) power
forward born in 1995 which is widely considered as one of the best young players in Europe and who was selected in the 32nd pick of the 2015 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.
Currently, Marica Gajic is averaging 15.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game with Girne Universitesi, in Turkish 1st division, amazing stats for a 21 year old player in the best league in Europe.
Most of Marica Gajic┤s career is linked to ZKK
Athlete Celje, one of the best clubs in Europe in terms of developing youth
Already in the 2011-12 season, Marica Gajic was
playing with the senior team and she averaged 8.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in
Slovenian League and 5.9 points and 8.2 rebounds in Adriatic League, becoming
both Slovenian League and Cup Champion.
Marica Gajic stayed in Celje during the 2012-13
season and already being a junior player she was able to average 11.1 points
and 10.2 rebounds per game in Slovenian League (becoming again Champion) and
15.6 points and 13.1 rebounds per game in Adriatic League.
In the 2013-14 season, Marica Gajic also played
at high level and was Slovenian League top scorer and best rebounder with 15.2
points and 13.8 rebounds per game while also averaging 11.3 points and 12.4
rebounds per game in Adriatic League.
In the 2014 summer, Marica Gajic played the
U20B European Championship and averaged 20.2 points and 14.4 rebounds per game,
being the best scorer and the best rebounder in the Tournament.
Marica kept improving and in the 2014-15 season
she averaged 18.7 points and 12.6 rebounds per game in Adriatic League and 14.2
points and 10.6 rebounds in Slovenian League.
In April 2015, Marica Gajic was selected with
the 32nd pick in the WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.
During the 2015 summer, Marica Gajic won the
Gold Medal in the U20 European Champinoship and was also named the MVP after
averaging 20.1 points and 15.2 rebounds per game.
Marica started the 2015-16 season in Celje and
averaged 15 points and 11.5 rebounds in League and 20.5 points and 15.3
rebounds in Adriatic League, big numbers that allowed her to be transferred to
turkish Yakin Dogu and to share the Second part of the season with players in
the level of Kelsey Bone, Alyssa Thomas, Ana Dabovic o Tiffany Hayes.
With Bosnian National Team, Marica Gajic has
averaged 13.5 points and 13 rebounds in 26 minutes per game, shining in the
Romania series with 15 points and 22 rebounds and with 23 points in 19 minutes
in the return game.
In the 2016-17 season, Marica Gajic also
excelled in the best league in Europe and with Girne Universitesi she averaged
15.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game with 34% from the 3 point line, shining
against Mersin with 25 points and 14 rebounds, against Osmaniye with 23 points,
15 rebounds and +38 efficiency, 25 points and 9 rebounds against Istanbul
Universiti and 20 points and 13 rebounds against Adana.
Slovenian League First Team All-Defense –
Slovenian League – Regular Season Champion –
Slovenian League Champion – 2012,2013,2014,2015
Adriatic League Semifinalist – 2014
Adriatic League First Team – 2015
MVP U20B European Championship – 2015
Player of the Year – Adriatic League 2015
Gold Medal U20B European Championship - 2015
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