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Boban Marjanović

Boban Marjanović
Marjanović with Crvena zvezda in November 2014
No. 13 – Crvena zvezda Telekom Belgrade
Position Center
League Serbian League
ABA League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1988-08-15) August 15, 1988
Zaječar, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in)
Listed weight 133 kg (293 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2010 Hemofarm
2007 Swisslion Takovo
2010–2011 CSKA Moscow
2011 Žalgiris Kaunas
2011–2012 Nizhny Novgorod
2012 Radnički Kragujevac
2012–2013 Mega Vizura
2013–present Crvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards

Boban "Bobi" Marjanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Бобан Марјановић; born August 15, 1988) is a Serbian professional basketball player who plays for Crvena zvezda Belgrade of the Serbian League. He also represented the Serbian national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in), he plays the Center (basketball) position.

Professional career

Marjanović began his professional career with Hemofarm in the 2006–07 season of the Adriatic League, but was loaned to Serbian League team Swisslion Takovo in January 2007. After half a season there, he moved back to Hemofarm. In the following seasons, he played an important role for his team together with his teammates from the national team, Stefan Marković and Milan Mačvan.

In the summer of 2010, Marjanović signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow on insistence of Duško Vujošević.[1] However, after Vujošević got fired, Marjanović lost his place in the first team. On December 31, 2010, he was loaned to Žalgiris until the end of the 2010–11 season.[2]

In July 2011, he signed with Nizhny Novgorod,[3] staying there for half a season. In January 2012, he returned to Serbia and signed with Radnički Kragujevac for the rest of the 2011–12 season.[4]

In July 2012, he signed with Mega Vizura for the 2012–13 season.[5] He had a great season, and was named MVP of the Serbian League.[6]

On July 2, 2013, Marjanović has signed a two-year contract with Crvena zvezda Belgrade.[7][8] In December 2013, he was named the Euroleague MVP for Round 10.[9] In April 2014, alongside with his teammate DeMarcus Nelson, he was selected for the ideal team of the 2013–14 ABA League season.[10][11]

In the first game of 2014–15 Euroleague season, Marjanović led his team to 76–68 victory against Galatasaray, scoring 22 points and pulling 10 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court.[12] He was later named the Euroleague MVP for Round 1.[13] On November 22, 2014, he recorded 23 points and career-high 17 rebounds for a total index rating of 39, in a double overtime 103–110 loss against Galatasaray.[14] At the time, his 17 rebounds in a single game was a highest number of rebounds by any player in the three-seasons span of the Euroleague.[15]

Serbian national team

As a junior national team player, Marjanović won the gold medals at the 2007 World U19 Championship and the 2008 European U20 Championship. He was on candidate list before the EuroBasket 2009 and the 2010 FIBA World Championship, but did not get in the final 12-man squad. His senior team debut at major tournament came at the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania, where Serbia finished 8th.

Euroleague statistics

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 CSKA 8 3 11.4 .458 .000 .923 3.5 .4 .6 .6 4.3 5.6
2010–11 Žalgiris 6 1 12.3 .647 .000 .643 3.5 .3 .2 .5 5.2 5.7
2013–14 Crvena zvezda 10 9 19.9 .616 .000 .621 7.7 1.0 .9 .8 10.8 15.2
Career 24 13 15.2 .588 .000 .696 5.2 .6 .6 .7 7.2 9.6

References

  1. ^ "CSKA Moscow adds size with Marjanovic". euroleague.net. July 6, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "ZALGIRIS gets center Marjanovic on loan". euroleague.net. December 31, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Boban Marjanovic moves to BC Nizhny Novgorod". sportando.net. July 2, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Boban Marjanović pojačao Radnički iz Kragujevca" (in Serbian). blic.rs. January 7, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Boban Marjanovic inks with Mega Vizura". sportando.net. July 20, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Boban Marjanović MVP Superlige, Rakočević drugi, Bakić treći" (in Serbian). blic.rs. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Red Star adds size with Boban Marjanovic". Sportando.net. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Marjanović dve godine u Zvezdi!". b92.net (in Српски / Srpski). Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Regular season Round 10 bwin MVP: Boban Marjanovic, Crvena Zvezda Telekom". Euroleague.net. December 21, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ "The ideal five of the 2013/14 season selected". abaliga.com. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "ABA: ’Večiti’ i Šarić u timu lige". b92.net (in Српски / Srpski). Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Crvena Zvezda takes first Game of the Week against Galatasaray". euroleague.net. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Regular season Round 1 bwin MVP: Boban Marjanovic, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade". euroleague.net. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "EL: Erceg ukrao pobedu Zvezdi!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Erceg, Arroyo star in Galatasaray’s 2OT win over Crvena Zvezda". euroleague.net. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 

External links

  • Boban Marjanović at abaliga.com
  • Boban Marjanović at draftexpress.com
  • Boban Marjanović at eurobasket.com
  • Boban Marjanović at euroleague.net
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