Mihailo Jovičić becomes the latest name in Gareth Murray’s growing roster to compete in the British Basketball League and Basketball Champions League Qualifiers for the 23/24 campaign. Born in Serbia, Jovičić adds a diverse style of play with solid European experience across Europe in Spain, Serbia, and Montenegro.
The 6’3″ point guard spent his fifth professional year returning to his hometown team, SPD Radnicki Kragujevac, who play in Serbia’s second division, following time spent in the country’s top tier. With Kragujevac, Jovičić received huge plaudits, earning the league’s MVP, and getting his side promoted to the first division.
In the 22/23 campaign, Mihailo put up an extremely impressive 17.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG and 5.9 APG, which was worthy of an MVP, and a place in the league’s first team.
In his youth, following a move from Serbia to Spain as a teen, Jovičić competed with Real Madrid in their academy system, also seeing some minutes with their second team in the 2014-15 season. In fact, he played with the club’s U18 squad only the year after now-NBA superstar, Luka Doncic did. Following his time with Madrid, he moved home, competing in a few professional seasons with BC Mega Bemax and OKK Beograd. Before his successful return to his local town, Mihailo went to Montenegro to compete in their top division.
Following signing the guard, Head Coach Gareth Murray said: “Mihailo brings a European style of basketball, along with a strong drive to improve and compete at a high level. His dedication and ambition make him a valuable asset to this team.”
With the acquisition of Mihailo Jovičić, Caledonia Gladiators stand poised to make their mark on both the British Basketball League and Basketball Champions League stages. As the off-season continues and plans are coming into play, fans can expect news on arena developments, fixtures, and season tickets soon.