Mačvan warming-up with Serbian national team in August 2011.
|No. 25 – Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul|
|League||Turkish Basketball League
November 16, 1989 |
Vukovar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall|
|Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|2010–2011||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2011–2012||→ Partizan Belgrade|
|2012–present||Galatasaray Liv Hospital|
|Career highlights and awards|
Milan Mačvan (Serbian: Милан Мачван; born November 16, 1989) is a Serbian professional basketball player who currently plays for Galatasaray Liv Hospital of the Turkish Basketball League. He is 6' 9" (2.06 m) tall and he weighs 265 lbs. (120 kg). He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA Draft at the 54th pick. He was also a member of the Serbian national team.
Mačvan started turning heads before even starting his senior club career by playing in junior and cadet European and World championships as part of the Serbian national team.
After passing through different youth levels at KK FMP, he began his senior career at the club in fall 2007, ahead of the 2007–08 season under head coach Vlada Vukoičić. He appeared in five Adriatic League games for them before transferring to KK Hemofarm in mid-December 2007.
Mačvan did not have a professional contract during his time at Železnik due to being underage; however when he turned 18 in November 2007, he got the option of signing one and somewhat surprisingly chose to do so with rival KK Hemofarm, which paid Železnik €150,000 for his services. The biggest reason behind his decision to sign with Hemofarm rather than remain with Železnik lay in the fact that Hemofarm's head coach Miroslav Nikolić also coached Mačvan in the Serbian u-19 team that won the World championship that summer. A couple of months later Nikolić resigned his post at Hemofarm after a string of poor results, and the club brought in Vlada Vukoičić, Mačvan's coach at Železnik, who got fired there in the meantime.
At the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit game held on April 11 at Portland's Rose Garden, Mačvan was the game's MVP with 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 assists leading the international team to their first win since 1998.
On December 17, 2010, Mačvan signed a five-year contract with Euroleague contenders Maccabi Tel Aviv. Macvan played at the 2010-11 Euroleague Final, Scoring 3 points and grabbing 4 rebounds in 12 minutes.
On 30 July 2012, Mačvan signed two-year contract with Turkish team Galatasaray Medical Park who also competes in the Euroleague. Mačvan's former club Maccabi Tel Aviv got a €250.000 buyout from Galatasaray.
Euroleague career statistics
|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|
Serbian national team
Even before getting the first team club action, Mačvan was playing international competitions for Serbian national youth teams.
In 2007, 17-year-old Mačvan had a busy and successful summer. First in mid July, he led the Serbian under-19 team to victory at the World Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia. Then, only ten days later, he was included by coach Dejan Mijatović on the Serbian u-18 team, leading it to gold at the European Championships in Madrid, Spain with team best 19.3 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game over 8 games. Mačvan was awarded the title of the best young athlete in Serbia. For his efforts, at the end of 2007, Mačvan received the Golden Badge Award as the Best Young Athlete of the Year in Serbia given by Sport newspaper.
Next summer, 2008, in early August, 18-year-old Mačvan played for the Serbian under-20 team at the 2008 European Championships in Riga, Latvia. Coached by Slobodan Klipa, this time around, Mačvan's stats weren't as dominant as the duo of Miroslav Raduljica and Marko Kešelj took over the leading roles in the beginning stages of the tournament. However, as the matches progressed, Mačvan started regaining top form and made a huge contribution in the final versus Lithania, leading the team with 31 points. He finished the tournament with 16.9 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game over 8 games.
Mačvan played with the senior men's Serbian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2009, where he won the silver medal, at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, and at the 2011 Eurobasket in Lithuania.
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- "PARTIZAN MT:S lands Macvan on loan from Maccabi". Euroleague. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
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- Carchia, E. "Galatasaray agreed to terms with Milan Macvan". sportando.net. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Milan Mačvan.|
- Euroleague Profile @ Euroleague.net
- Adriatic League Profile @ Adriaticbasket.com
- Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Profile @ Maccabi.co.il
| The Best Young Athlete of Serbia