Anthony Drmic

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Anthony Drmic
No. 22 – Adelaide 36ers
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBL
Personal information
Born (1992-02-25) 25 February 1992 (age 27)
Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralian
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt John's Regional College
(Melbourne, Victoria)
Lake Ginninderra College
(Canberra, ACT)
CollegeBoise State (2011–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2010Australian Institute of Sport
2016–presentAdelaide 36ers
2017Southern Tigers
2018Dandenong Rangers
2019Southern Tigers
Career highlights and awards

Anthony Drmic (born 25 February 1992) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League (Australia) (NBL). He played college basketball at Boise State and is their second all-time leading scorer. He led Boise State to two NCAA Tournaments during his 5 years with the Broncos. While he has represented the Australian under-19 team, he also holds a Croatian passport.[1]

College career[edit]

Drmic attended the Australian Institute of Sport and was recruited to the United States to play at Boise State with teammate Igor Hadziomerovic.[2] As a freshman in 2011–12, Drmic started all 29 games for the Broncos, averaging 12 points per game and set a school record for three-pointers by a freshman (57). At the end of the year, he was named honourable mention All-Mountain West Conference (MWC).[3]

As a sophomore in 2012–13, Drmic raised his scoring to 17.7 points per game, leading the Broncos to the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the process. As a junior in 2013–14, he was named second-team All-MWC for the second year in a row, as well as All-District by the United States Basketball Writers Association.[4]

Prior to the start of his senior season, Drmic was named first-team preseason All-MWC.[5] However, he managed just seven games in 2014–15 after sustaining an ankle injury that ruled him out for the rest of the season. He subsequently applied for a medical hardship to play in 2015–16 as a fifth-year senior.[6]

In 2015–16, Drmic appeared in 31 games with 25 starts, averaging 13.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He subsequently earned All-Mountain West Honorable Mention selection by the media. Drmic finished his college career as the school's all-time three-point record holder, the school's games record holder, two points shy of the school's all-time leading scorer, and at No. 5 on the Mountain West Conference all-time scoring list.[7]

Professional career[edit]

On 5 May 2016, Drmic signed a two-year deal with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League.[8][9] Drmic appeared in 27 games for the 36ers during the 2016–17 regular season and played an important role off the bench, averaging 14 minutes per game. He averaged 5.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, connecting on 45.2 percent of his field goal attempts. He led all rookies in scoring and rebounding, and as a result, he was named the recipient of the NBL Rookie of the Year Award. He became the fourth 36ers player to win the award, joining Mike McKay (1985), Chris Blakemore (1993) and Aaron Bruce (2009).[10]

In March 2017, Drmic joined the Southern Tigers of the Premier League.[11]

On 18 December 2017, Drmic was ruled out for three weeks after suffering a medial collateral ligament sprain in his left knee three days earlier playing against the New Zealand Breakers.[12] In 28 games for the 36ers in 2017–18, he averaged 6.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

On 23 February 2018, Drmic signed with the Dandenong Rangers for the 2018 SEABL season.[13] He was named the SEABL Player of the Week for Round 3.[14]

On 1 May 2018, Drmic re-signed with the 36ers on a two-year deal.[15]

In May 2019, Drmic underwent surgery to relieve him of plantar fascia pain in both his feet, thus ending his 2019 Premier League season with the Southern Tigers.[16]

National team career[edit]

Drmic competed for Australia at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, where he averaged 15.4 points per game in the nine matches and helped the Emus to a sixth-place finish.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Drmic's older brother, Frank, played in the NBL with the South East Melbourne Magic, Victoria Titans, Sydney Kings and South Dragons between 1996 and 2007, winning a championship with the Magic in 1996.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arsenis, Damian (23 October 2013). "Pre-Season All-Australian First Team No. 2 – Anthony Drmic, Boise State". PickAndRoll.com. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  2. ^ Grammer, Geoff (12 February 2014). "Aussie love: Greenwood plays his best against Boise State". abqjournal.com. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Drmic, Marks Earn All-Conference Recognition". broncosports.cstv.com. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Sports Digest: Drmic named to all-district squad". IdahoPress.com. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  5. ^ Tust, Jay (14 October 2014). "Drmic named to preseason All-MW first team". ktvb.com. Retrieved 9 November 2014.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Goodman, Jeff (30 December 2014). "Anthony Drmic out for season". ESPN.com. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Anthony Drmic Bio". broncosports.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  8. ^ "ANTHONY DRMIC SIGNS 2 YEAR CONTRACT". Adelaide36ers.com. 5 May 2016. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  9. ^ Nagy, Boti (5 May 2016). "Adelaide 36ers secure Aussie swingman Anthony Drmic from Boise State". AdelaideNow.com.au. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  10. ^ "ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: ANTHONY DRMIC". NBL.com.au. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  11. ^ Nagy, Boti (8 March 2017). "Tigers to roar again, signing NBL Rookie of the Year Anthony Drmic". AdelaideNow.com.au. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Drmic sidelined for 3 weeks with MCL injury". NBL.com.au. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Anthony Drmic signs on for SEABL 2018". dandenongbasketball.com.au. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  14. ^ "SPALDING MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ANTHONY DRMIC". SEABL.com.au. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Anthony Drmic Extends with Adelaide". NBL.com.au. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  16. ^ "36ers' Drmic To Undergo Foot Surgery". NBL.com.au. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Anthony Drmic's profile". FIBA.com. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  18. ^ Ward, Roy (24 May 2014). "With basketball in his blood, Anthony Drmic aims for Boomers and beyond". SMH.com.au. Retrieved 9 November 2014.

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