Partizan NIS Belgrade started to put together a roster for its Eurocup return this season by inking forward Stefan Bircevic to a one-year deal on Monday. Bircevic (2.10 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Movistar Estudiantes, where he averaged 5.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 34 Spanish League games last season. He has also played for Metalac Valjevo and Radnicki Kragujevac of his native Serbia. He shined in the 2013-14 Eurocup with Radnicki, averaging 13.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 10 games. Bircevic has also been a member of the Serbian national team and helped it win a gold medal at the World University Games in 2011. "Even as a kid, I switched handball for basketball because I watched Partizan's games in the Euroleague in Pionir and its fans were fantastic," Bircevic said. "The desite to find myseld in that environment and that atmosphere was the reason to start playing basjetball. We will be ambitious this season. It is a great honor to work for Coach Dzikic and I think I have come at the right time, age 26, as ready as I can be to play for this club and its fans."