Stefan Marković

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Stefan Marković
Stefan Marković 9 BC Khimki EuroLeague 20180321 (3).jpg
Marković with Khimki in 2018
No. 9 – Virtus Bologna
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueLega Basket Serie A
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1988-04-25) April 25, 1988 (age 31)
Belgrade, SR Serbia,
SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Listed height1.99 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Listed weight98 kg (216 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2006Atlas
2006–2010Hemofarm
2010–2011Benetton Treviso
2011–2013Valencia
2013–2014Banvit
2014–2016Málaga
2016–2017Zenit
2017–2019Khimki
2019–presentVirtus Bologna
Career highlights and awards

Stefan Marković (Serbian: Стефан Марковић, born April 25, 1988) is a Serbian professional basketball player for Virtus Bologna of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A and the EuroCup. He also represented the Serbia national basketball team internationally. He is a 1.99 m (6 ft 6½ in) tall point guard-shooting guard.

Professional career[edit]

Marković began his professional career with KK Atlas. From 2006 to 2010 he was member of Hemofarm. Season 2010–11 he spent in Italy playing with Benetton Treviso.

In June 2011 he signed a two-years plus an option for a third one contract with Valencia Basket in Spain.[1] In July 2013, negotiations for a new contract fell apart and he became a free agent.[2] In October 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Banvit.[3] On June 27, 2014, Marković signed a two-year deal with Unicaja.[4][5]

On August 13, 2016, Marković signed a one-year deal with Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg.[6]

On June 23, 2017, Marković signed a two-year deal with Russian club Khimki.[7] In 2018–19 season, he averaged 6.1 points, 4.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 23.3 minutes of action in the EuroLeague and 6.3 points, 5.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds in VTB United League. On July 18, 2019, Khimki parted ways with Marković.

On August 2, 2019, Marković signed a contract with the Italian team Virtus Bologna.[8]

Serbian national team[edit]

Marković played with the senior Serbian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2009, where he won the silver medal. He has been a member of the Serbian national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship where Serbia was defeated by Lithuania in the game for the bronze medal. He was capped once more for the national team of Serbia at the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania where Serbia finished 8th.

Marković represented the national basketball at the EuroBasket 2013. He was also a member of the Serbian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup under new head coach Aleksandar Đorđević.

He also represented Serbia at the EuroBasket 2015.[9] In the first phase of the tournament, Serbia dominated in the toughest Group B with 5-0 record, and then eliminated Finland and Czech Republic in the round of 16 and quarterfinal game, respectively. However, they were stopped in the semifinal game by Lithuania with 67–64,[10] and eventually lost to the host team France in the bronze-medal game with 81–68.[11] Over 9 tournament games, Marković averaged 5.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game on 39.1% shooting from the field.[12]

Marković also represented Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics where they won the silver medal, after losing to the United States in the final game with 96–66.[13] After the tournament, Marković announced his retirement from the national team.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Unicaja 21 16 18.9 .341 .279 .667 2.4 3.4 .7 .0 4.0 5.2
2015–16 10 6 22.3 .314 .208 .818 2.1 4.9 .5 .0 3.6 7.0
2017–18 Khimki 33 11 23.7 .317 .266 .841 2.3 3.8 1.3 .1 5.0 7.2
2018–19 27 0 23.8 .388 .349 .750 2.1 4.4 .8 .0 6.1 7.9
Career 91 33 22.5 .345 .291 .773 2.3 4.0 .9 .0 4.9 6.9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PE Valencia announces Stefan Markovic
  2. ^ "Negotiations between Stefan Markovic and Valencia fall apart". Sportando. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Marković potpisao za Banvit". Novosti.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Stefan Markovic completa la pareja de bases del Unicaja". unicajabaloncesto.com (in Spanish). June 27, 2014. Archived from the original on July 21, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Unicaja hires Eurocup assists king Markovic". Euroleague.net. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Stefan Markovic signs with Zenit". Sportando.com. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Stefan Markovic signs a two-year contract with BC Khimki". Sportando.com. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Virtus Bologna officially signs Stefan Markovic". eurohoops.net. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  9. ^ "AMBITIOUS SERBIA UNVEIL POWERFUL 12-MAN SQUAD". eurobasket2015.org. 2 September 2015. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  10. ^ "LITHUANIA END SERBIAN STREAK, RETURN TO FINAL". eurobasket2015.org. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  11. ^ "FRANCE REWARD HOME SUPPORT WITH BRONZE". eurobasket2015.org. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Player profile: Stefan Markovic". eurobasket2015.org. FIBA Europe. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games". BBC Sport. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Marković se povlači iz reprezentacije Srbije". n1info.com (in Serbian). 23 August 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2019.

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