Marica Gajic Marica Gajic

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Background/Bio

Marica Gajic arrived to Celje in the 2011/12 season 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 she averaged 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, also with Celje, Marica Gajic continued playing at high level and she 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 was the MVP of the U20B European Championship and averaged 20.2 points and 14.4 rebounds per game, being also the best scorer and the best rebounder in the Tournament.

Marica continued in Celje 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 U20B European Championship 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 she averaged 15 points and 11.5 rebounds in League and 20.5 points and 15.3 rebounds in Adriatic League, before being sold to Yakin Dogu for the second part of the season. During thta season and with Bosnian National Team, Marica Gajic 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 was very successful in Turkish League and with Girne she averaged 13.0 points and 10.2 rebounds per game with 32% from the 3 point line, shining against Mersin (25 points 14 rebounds), Osmaniye (23 points 15 rebounds +38 efficiency), Istanbul Universiti (25 points 9 rebounds) and Adana (20 points 13 rebounds).

Marica Gajic signed with Mersin in the 2017/18 season and she averaged 12.2 points, 10.5 rebounds and +14.5 efficiency in 27 minutes per game in Turkish League and 14.2 points, 12.4 rebounds and +18.5 efficiency in the Eurocup.

Scouting Report

Marica Gajic is a 1.89m Bosnian-Slovenian power forward born in 1995, 2 times U20B European Championship MVP and with experience at the highest level who was selected with the 32nd pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.

Marica Gajic is a very talented player who is a real threat with her 3 point shooting and who also can play both with her back to the basket and facing up and penetrating.

Career Stats

Season Team League PPG RPG APG MIN 2FGP 3FGP FT ST BL
2017/18 MERSIN BSB EUROCUP 14.2 12.4 2.3 33 35% 44% 82% 1.5 0.4
2017/18 MERSIN BSB TURKEY-D1 12.2 10.5 1.7 27 46% 28% 75% 1.2 0.3
2017/18 BOSNIA QUALIFYING EURO 2019 22.8 14.0 1.8 33 60% 33% 7% 1.5 1.0
2016/17 GIRNE UNIVERSITESI TURKEY-D1 13.0 10.2 1.2 31 47% 32% 74% 1.0 0.2
2015/16 BOSNIA QUALIFYING EURO 2017 13.5 13.0 0.5 26 46% 27% 64% 0.8 0.8
2015/16 YAKIN DOGU TURKEY-D1 4.5 5.0 0.5 13 50% 40% 100% - -
2015/16 CELJE ADRIATIC LEAGUE 20.5 15.3 1.5 35 44% 33% 86% 1.0 0.3
2015/16 CELJE SLOVENIA-D1 15.0 11.5 1.5 19 36% 66% 75% 1.0 0.5
2014/15 CELJE ADRIATIC LEAGUE 18.7 12.6 1.4 27 63% 38% 79% 1.7 0.3
2014/15 CELJE SLOVENIA-D1 14.2 10.6 1.1 21 56% 43% 72% 1.6 0.6
2014/15 BOSNIA U20B EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 20.1 15.2 3.3 28 56% 38% 76% 1.4 0.4
2013/14 CELJE ADRIATIC LEAGUE 11.4 12.4 1.4 32 63% 28% 75% 1.0 0.8
2013/14 CELJE SLOVENIA-D1 15.2 13.8 1.5 30 58% 29% 77% 1.7 1.0
2013/14 BOSNIA U20B EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 20.2 14.4 2.2 30 46% 25% 80% 2.2 2.1
2012/13 CELJE ADRIATIC LEAGUE 15.6 13.1 1.3 30 50% 36% 74% 1.1 0.1
2012/13 CELJE SLOVENIA-D1 11.1 10.2 1.4 24 52% 6% 67% 1.6 0.4

Achievements/Awards

  • Turkish President Cup Champion 2018/19
  • 32nd pick WNBA Draft 2015
  • Gold Medal | U20B European Championship 2015
  • MVP | U20 European Championship 2014, 2015
  • Second Best Scorer | U20B European Championship 2015
  • Best rebounder | U20B European Championship 2015
  • Player of the Year | Adriatic League 2014/15
  • Best Scorer and Rebounder - U20B European Champioship 2014
  • Slovenian League Champion | 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15
  • Slovenian Cup Champion – 2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15
  • Slovenian League First Team | 2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15