Aleksandar "Sasha" Vujačić (born March 8 1984 in Maribor, Slovenia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Though he has played the point guard position in Europe, he has found more playing time at the shooting guard equivalent spot in the Lakers' triangle offense (as opposed to the more point guard-like initiator spot).
Vujačić began his professional career at the age of 16, playing with Snaidero Udine of Italy. Basketball definitely runs in his family, as his father is Vaso Vujačić, a Serbian basketball coach. He also received a lot of encouragement and support from his step father Goran Bjekovic and his mother Ksenija Bjekovic.
Sasha also was a member of the Slovenian Junior National Team. He was drafted by the Lakers with the 27th overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft. He has averaged 3.6 points per game in his NBA career.
While he was drafted mostly for his shooting proficiency (namely from three-point range), Vujacic has proven himself a more than competent defender as well. His tantalizing, up-close and personal defense has irked some of the NBA's elite guards.
Vujacic has shown flashes of future excellence, perhaps most notably in a clutch three-pointer against the Utah Jazz and also during his other extremely clutch three pointer against the Dallas Mavericks, but still has a long way to go before coach Phil Jackson could consider placing him in the starting lineup.
Vujacic shot 60% from the three point line in the 2006 NBA Playoffs.
He has one brother, Aljosa Bjekovic, and one sister, Nina Bjekovic.