Aleksandar Vujacic is an athlete of basketball and a Serbian native. He has played basketball in his native country and then joined National Basketball Association (NBA).
Currently, he is playing for the New Jersey Nets from the year 2010. Being an athlete, his reflexes are really sharp in anticipating the basketball and so his moves are. Sasha Vujacic is his commonly known name.
Sasha Vujacic was born on March 8, 1984 in Maribor at Yugoslavia. He is born to the family of sportsperson. His father was a basketball coach at Serbia and his mother was a volleyball player. She remained one of the top players from the Yugoslav Women Club. When Sasha Vujacic was of six years of age, their parents filed the divorce. Vujacic was raised by his mother and his stepfather.
Vujacic is engaged to Maria Sharapova; she is a professional Tennis player. He has one brother Aljosa and one sister Nina. He has also been into community work rather than just being an athlete. In his life, Sports has always been a source of passion for him. Other than basketball, he is fond of playing soccer, volleyball and tennis.
Amazingly when Vujacic was a teenager of 16, he has professionally adopted playing the basketball from his homeland. Initially, he remained a member of the Slovenian Junior National Team. He has played basketball with the Snaidero Udine from the year 2001 to the year 2004. In this tenure, Vujacic has adopted the basketball professionally. When it was the year 2004, National Basketball Association has drafted him in the 2004 NBA Draft. He has been selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the 27th overall pick.
Vujacic plays as a guard in the basketball. He is capable of playing being a shooting guard and the point guard in the game. In Europe, he has always played as the point guard. In the season 2005-06, Vujacic succeeded in making three-pointer.
This effort invested by him led Los Angeles Lakers to win against the Utah Jazz. While his stay with the Lakers when Vujacic has averaged 22 points and took a lead against the Denver Nuggets. This was his highest score in the career at that time. In the year 2006, Vujacic was succeeded by shooting from 60% for the three-point line.
It was a time when Vujacic has averaged only 6 points per game, 2 rebounds per game and 2 assists per game in the initial times of his career with the National Basketball Association (NBA). Then with the passage of time and sessions of his practice; Vujacic was enabled to score 22 points (January 1, 2011). He has also managed to score career high 25 points.
He has marked his professional career with the numerous awards and titles. It was 2002, when basketball was not a professional side in his life; Vujacic has won a silver medal in the 2002 European Junior Championship. In the year 2009 and the year 2010, he has won the same title from the National Basketball Association (NBA) of an NBA Champion.
Sasha Vujacic has worked with the elementary students by giving them awareness about healthy life style including good habits and activities including exercises. He is also fond of reading and is interested in listening to the music and watching movies. “Godfather” is his favorite movie.