Ivan Radenović

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Ivan Radenović
Иван Раденовић
Ivan Radenović cropped.jpg
No. 19
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1984-06-10) June 10, 1984 (age 30)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Listed height 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight 111 kg (245 lb)
Career information
College Arizona (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2003 Partizan Belgrade
2007–2008 Akasvayu Girona
2008–2009 Panellinios
2009 CSKA Moscow
2009–2010 Cajasol Sevilla
2010–2011 Menorca Bàsquet
2011–2013 Donetsk
2013–2014 Crvena zvezda Belgrade

Ivan Radenović (Serbian: Иван Раденовић; born June 10, 1984) is a Serbian professional basketball player who last played for Crvena zvezda Belgrade of the Serbian League. He has played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats.

Early life[edit]

Radenović was born in Belgrade, Socialist Republic of Serbia, in the former Yugoslavia, and began playing basketball in the junior teams for Partizan Belgrade. His talent came to prominence during the 2002 Albert Schweitzer Games in Germany where he played for a Serbian youth team, averaging 7.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 59.3 percent (16-of-27) from the floor. He made his senior debut for Partizan during the 2002–03 season.

College career[edit]

Mid-way through the 2003-04 season, Radenović joined the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team and their legendary head coach Lute Olson, where he had one of the most successful debuts in Wildcats history, scoring 17 points against Liberty University on December 28, 2003.[1][2] That very same season, Radenović earned Honorable Mention Pac-10 All Freshman honors. He was a great addition to the Wildcats' team that needed help at the big man position. That season Radenović averaged 5.8 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and shoot 25.7% from the 3-point line, 39.7% in field goals, and 76.7% from the free throw line.[3][4]

During the 2004-05 season, Radenović's game improved a lot. He was a key man on a Wildcats team that lost to the Illinois Fighting Illini in the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Elite Eight game. During the season Radenović averaged 8.6 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game,[5] and posted four double doubles and six double figure rebounding games.[6] A notable performance was his Pac-10 game at UCLA where he scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.[7][8] The same season Radenović was voted the most improved player of them by his teammates.[6]

In the 2005-06 season, Radenović was a key player on an Arizona Wildcats' college team plagued by off-court problems. He was named the team's co-MVP by his teammates. That same season he averaged 12.5 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game,[9] and managed a team-leading four double-doubles during the season.

His senior season of 2006-07 was his year as a leader on a team filled with talent. The absence of Kirk Walters' rebounding throughout the season damaged the Wildcats' game plan. The Wildcats were forced to rely on the younger members on the roster like Chase Budinger and Marcus Williams and eventually lost to Purdue in the first round of the 2007 March Madness Tournament. For the 2006-07 season Radenović averaged 15.1 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game, 2.1 assist per game, and shoot 50.7% from the field.[10] His highlight of the season was a 37-point, 9-rebound and 7-assist performance in an 85-80 overtime win over Stanford on March 3, 2007.[11] This included 11 of 11 free throws. He was guarded by lottery pick Brook Lopez, now starting for the New Jersey Nets, and also by Brook's twin brother, Robin Lopez who is now the backup center for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA.[12]

Professional career[edit]

Radenović went undrafted into the NBA after entering his name in the 2007 NBA Draft, which was followed by a failed attempt to make it onto the Los Angeles Clippers' roster during their Las Vegas Summer League. He only played in three out of the five Clippers' Summer League games.

Radenović moved to Europe and signed a two-year contract with the Spanish ACB League club Akasvayu Girona in 2007. After one season with his Spanish team, Radenović moved to Athens and signed with the Greek League club Panellinios on a one-year contract.[13][14] After a season in Greece, Redenović moved to the Russian Superleague A and signed a one-year contract with CSKA Moscow in September 2009,[15] but at the end of December his contract was terminated.[16] He ended the 2009–10 season at the Spanish team Cajasol Sevilla in the ACB League. In August 2010 he moved to Menorca Bàsquet.[17] In July 2011 he signed a two-year contract with BC Donetsk.[18] On September 24, 2013, he signed with Crvena zvezda Belgrade.[19]

Euroleague 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: 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
2009–10 CSKA Moscow 6 0 10.2 .500 .000 .750 1.0 .3 .0 .2 2.5 1.2
2013–14 Crvena zvezda 10 3 21.1 .491 .235 .794 3.5 1.7 .8 .1 8.2 9.9
Career 16 3 17.0 .493 .235 .658 2.6 1.2 .5 .1 6.0 6.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liberty vs. Arizona - Recap - December 28, 2003
  2. ^ Arizonaathletics.com
  3. ^ Arizona Wildcats Statistics - 2003-04
  4. ^ Arizonaathletics.com
  5. ^ Arizona Wildcats Statistics - 2004-05
  6. ^ a b Arizona athletics 2006 season
  7. ^ Olson within three Pac-10 wins of Wooden
  8. ^ Arizone.edu papers
  9. ^ Arizona Wildcats Statistics - 2005-06
  10. ^ Arizona Wildcats Statistics - 2006-07
  11. ^ Arizona 85, Stanford 80, OT
  12. ^ Arizona 85, Stanford 80 - Box score - March 3, 2007
  13. ^ Panellinios signs Ivan Radenovic
  14. ^ Panellinios tabs Ivan Radenovic
  15. ^ CSKA signed Ivan Radenovic
  16. ^ CSKA and Ivan Radenovic part ways
  17. ^ Menorca Bàsquet signs Ivan Radenovic
  18. ^ BC Donetsk signs Radenovic
  19. ^ "Ivan Radenović u crveno-belom" (in Serbian). kkcrvenazvezda.rs. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 

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