Mario Hezonja

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Mario Hezonja
Mario Hezonja.jpg
Hezonja in 2012
No. 23 – FC Barcelona
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League ACB
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 19)
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2008–2010 KK Dubrovnik
2010–2012 KK Zagreb
2012–present FC Barcelona
2012–2013 FC Barcelona B
Career highlights and awards

Mario Hezonja (born 25 February 1995) is a Croatian professional basketball player for FC Barcelona of the ACB League.

Professional career[edit]

In 2011, he won the Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament with Zagreb, playing alongside Dario Šarić and Dominik Mavra.

In July 2012, Hezonja signed three-year contract (with option to extend for additional four years) with FC Barcelona.[1] For the 2012–13 season, he played in the reserve team of the club: FC Barcelona Regal B of the LEB Oro, Spanish second division.

In 2012, he was nominated for the FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year Award.[2]

In 2013, he was invited to be a part of the world team at the Nike Hoop Summit, but couldn't attend because of injury.

Croatian national team[edit]

Hezonja was named Most Valuable Player of the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, after leading his team with a double-double in the final, 21 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals.[3]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Club honours[edit]

Junior club honours
Senior club honours

Croatian national team[edit]

Junior national team

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vera, Sergio. "Hezonja, la gran perla que aterriza en Barcelona" (in Spanish). Sport.es. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Valanciunas Young Men’s POY 2012". FIBA Europe.com. 06/02/2013. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  3. ^ Casey, Dan (7 August 2011). "Super Mario Leads Croatia to Gold". FIBA Europe.com. 
  4. ^ Casey, Dan (07/08/2011). "MVP Hezonja Leads All-Tournament Team". FIBA Europe.com. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Košarkašice i Hezonja uz Ivicu i Blanku" (in Croatian). Kosarka.org. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  6. ^ Romero, Pablo (2013-06-24). "Un quinteto plagado de ilusiones" (in Spanish). AdeccoOro.com. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 

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