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Marko Kešelj

Marko Kešelj
Марко Кешељ
No. 10 –
Position Small forward
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1988-01-02) January 2, 1988 (age 26)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
Pro playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2006 Mega Ishrana
2006–2007 Akasvayu Girona (Spain)
2007–2008 Köln 99ers (Germany)
2008–2010 Red Star Belgrade
2010–2012 Olympiacos (Greece)
2012–2013 Valencia (Spain)
2013 Le Mans (France)
2013–present ASVEL (France)
Career highlights and awards

Marko Kešelj (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Кешељ; born January 2, 1988) is a Serbian professional basketball player for ASVEL Villeurbanne of the French League. He also played for the Serbian national team.

Professional career

Kešelj started his career in his hometown with a club called Mega Ishrana. Despite his young age, Kešelj already has the experience of playing for two top quality foreign clubs, the Spanish ACB League club Akasvayu Girona and the German League club Köln 99ers. During the summer of 2006, his talents were spotted by Serbian coach Svetislav Pešić, who brought him to Girona in the Spanish ACB League at the age of 18.

However, Kešelj could not establish himself in the squad and got very little playing time. In the summer of 2007, he transferred to the German League to the Köln 99ers, which were led by another Serbian coach, Saša Obradović. Following a so-so season, Obradović left to coach Kiev, and Kešelj also started looking for a transfer.

Upon rumors that Pešić, his mentor from his Girona days, might be taking over Red Star Belgrade, Keselj decided to sign with the club during the summer of 2008, even before Pešić's arrival had become official. In 2010, he signed a 3-year contract with the Greek League club Olympiacos.[1] With Olympiacos, he won the Euroleague and Greek League championships in 2012.[2]

On August 14, 2012, Kešelj signed one-year contract with Valencia.[3] On February 5, 2013, he signed with Le Mans Sarthe Basket till the end of the season.[4] On August 8, 2013, he signed with ASVEL Villeurbanne.[5]

Serbian national team

Kešelj was a member of the Serbian junior national teams, and he played at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship 2007 in Novi Sad and at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. Kešelj was also a member of the senior Serbian national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, where Serbia was defeated by Lithuania, in the game for the bronze medal. He was also capped for the national team of Serbia at the EuroBasket 2011, in Lithuania, where Serbia finished in 8th place.

Euroleague career statistics

|- | style="text-align:left;"| 2010–11 | style="text-align:left;"| Olympiacos | 12 || 3 || 12.3 || .476 || .435 || .500 || 1.0 || .2 || .3 || .3 || 3.8 || 2.1 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2011–12 | style="text-align:left;"| Olympiacos | 14 || 8 || 15.7 || .396 || .270 || .600 || 2.0 || .3 || .4 || .0 || 3.9 || 2.4 |- class="sortbottom" | style="text-align:left;"| Career | style="text-align:left;"| | 26 || 11 || 14.1 || .425 || .333 || .538 || 1.5 || .2 || .4 || .1 || 3.9 ||2.3 |}

References

External links

  • NBA.com Profile
  • Euroleague.net Profile
  • Draftexpress.com Profile

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