Daniel Vujasinovic interview

Young Slovenian point guard Daniel Vujasinovic (182cm, 89′) had a great season this year. He was one of the most important players of Slovenian semifinalist Zlatorog Lasko.


His great performances were also not overlooked by new Slovenian National Team coach Bozidar Maljkovic. TalkBasket has had the chance to interview the promising player some days ago.{jathumbnail off}

Daniel, you and your teammates had a great season. You managed to reach the semifinals and with that you have qualified to Adriatic league for the next season.

Yes, we had an amazing season, so I am pleased with our performances. Despite being almost the youngest team in Slovenian league, we played fast and attractive basketball and we also managed to beat every team except national champion Krka. We only lost one game in the first part of the season, which was really great. We also reached the semifinals in Slovenian Cup, where we lost against Olimpija, who won the Cup later.

Are you satisfied with your personal performances?

Yes, very much. This was my first season after a though knee injury, for which I was absent for a whole year, so I am sure I pleased the coach and the fans with my performances.

Image source: kzs.si

As mentioned, next season you will also play in Adriatic league.

I must say I can’t wait for the next season to start, especially because we will play in Adriatic league, which is one of the strongest leagues in Europe. It is a great opportunity for younger players to prove themselves in a bit stronger competition. I am sure we will continue with great performances from this year and show everyone that we deserve our place in Adriatic league.

New Slovenian national team coach Bozidar Maljkovic has recently called you to Slovenian 20-man preliminary squad.

I have to say I was very surprised when he called me up. We all know who Bozidar Maljkovic is, so it is a big honour for me. I am determined to work even harder now in order to qualify to Slovenian Eurobasket squad.

What are your goals for the future?

My goal is to play in one of the strong European leagues. First I want to prove myself in Adriatic league and then I will start thinking of making a step forward in my career.

Interview was taken by Alen Obrez. You can follow him on twitter @AlenObrez