Nemanja Nedović playing for Serbia on Eurobasket 2013
|No. 8 – Golden State Warriors|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
June 16, 1991 |
Nova Varoš, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Pro playing career||2008–present|
|2008–2012||Red Star Belgrade|
|2013–present||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
Nemanja Nedović (pronounced [němaɲa nêːdoʋitɕ]; Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Недовић; born 16 June 1991) is a Serbian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a combo guard, which means he is equally adept both at point guard and shooting guard positions.
Nedović's strong points are his ball handling skills and elite athleticism, as he proved to be one of the very best athletes in European basketball. He is known for an excellent first step and can play easily above the rim. He was labeled during the 2013 NBA Draft as "The European Derrick Rose" by some ESPN analysts because of his athleticism, explosiveness, versatility, similar size, and ability to play both guard positions. After he was drafted by the Golden State Warriors, Mark Jackson, the team coach, has said that Nedović "is a very good athlete with highly deceptive speed."
Nedović began to train in Italy with Ascoli basketball when he was 11 years of age. He lived there because his father was playing professional handball locally with the Ascoli Cannoli. After that, he trained for two years in Nova Varoš. In 2005, he moved to Red Star Belgrade at 15 years of age and soon showed talent. He had success in the junior competition, as in 2008, when he became champion with the junior team of Red Star.
After that, he moved to the first team where he finally made a breakthrough professionally. In his first season with the team, he was scoring in double digits, forcing the team management to extend a contract with him for one more season. He played for Zvezda until June 2012, when he signed with Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. In his first Euroleague season with Lietuvos he averaged 9.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Golden State Warriors
On June 27, 2013, Nedović was picked 30th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, via a trade for that pick with the Phoenix Suns. He signed with the Warriors on July 9, 2013. On November 19, 2013, he was assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors. The next day, he was recalled. On November 24, he was reassigned, being recalled on November 25.
Serbian national team
Nedović was member of U20 Serbia national basketball team in 2009, 2010 and 2011 at FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. In 2012 he played with Serbia national basketball team at FIBA EuroBasket 2013 qualification. During Eurobasket 2013, Nedović's game saw much ups and downs as he lead a very young and inexperienced, but nonetheless talented Serbia team, showing great performances against Lithuania and particularly France in a 77-65 blowout, in which he outplayed one of his role models, Tony Parker, scoring 17 points on 5/8 shooting for three. Serbia ended up being swept easily by Spain in quarterfinals as Nedović and the entire Serbia team struggled offensively.
Euroleague career statistics
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- DraftExpressProfile: Nemanja Nedovic, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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- "POVERENJE U MLADI TIM". kkcrvenazvezda.rs. Retrieved 20 October 2013.(Serbian)
- "Crvena Zvezda keeps Nemanja Nedovic and Uros Nikolic". Sportando. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
- "Lietuvos Rytas inks Nedovic". Euroleague. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- Golden State Warriors Sign Nemanja Nedovic to Contract
- Warriors Assign Dedmon, Kuzmic & Nedovic To Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League
- Warriors Recall Dedmon, Kuzmic & Nedovic From Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League
- Warriors Assign Dedmon and Nedovic To Santa Cruz Warriors Of NBA D-League
- Warriors Recall Nedovic and Dedmon from Santa Cruz Warriors of NBA D-League
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