Having only taken up the sport as a 16-year-old, Aleks Maric made a rapid rise to the U/19 Australian team that he helped win the 2003 U/19 World Championships in Greece. He played college basketball with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, before his professional career saw him play in Spain, Serbia and Greece.
Having made his Australian debut in 2009, he played at the 2010 World Championships and made his first Olympic Team for the London Games. With Australia losing their opening two preliminary matches to Brazil and Spain, they went on to defeat China, hosts Great Britain and Russia to set up a quarter-final match against the USA. The Australians went down 119-86 to the eventual gold medallists to finish seventh.