Veličković warming up with KK Partizan in February 2009.
|No. 12 – Trabzonspor|
|League||Turkish Basketball League|
October 5, 1986 |
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Novica Veličković (Serbian Cyrillic: Новица Величковић; born October 5, 1986) is a Serbian professional basketball player who currently plays for Trabzonspor of the Turkish Basketball League. He also represented the Serbian national basketball team internationally. He plays at the power forward position, but he can also play at small forward. He is 205 cm (6 ft 8.75 in) tall and he weighs 109 kg (240 pounds).
Veličković started playing basketball for KK Drvomarket in 1996. Then he played for KK Zemun from 1998 to 2001 before signing with KK Partizan in 2001. He made his professional debut with Partizan during the 2004–05 season. He was the MVP of the Adriatic League 2009 Final Four and he won the Euroleague Rising Star Award for the 2008–09 season.
Veličković was seen as the first target of Real Madrid's new coach Ettore Messina. His transfer, with the signing of a two-year contract with an option for a third one, was made official on June 23, 2009. In June 2012, Real Madrid decided to release Veličković due to the numerous injuries.
On January 31, 2013, he signed a short-term contract with the Serbian team Mega Vizura. In the game against the Radnički Kragujevac on May 12, he recorded season-best 37 points while shooting 11 from 16 from the field and grabbed 8 rebounds.
On August 5, 2013, Veličković signed a contract for the upcoming season with the German team Brose Baskets. He was released on February 20, 2014. He then returned to Mega Vizura for the reminder of the season.
Serbian national team
Veličković was a member of the U20 Serbian national teams in 2005 and 2006 in Chekhov and İzmir respectively. He made his debut with the senior Serbian national team at the EuroBasket 2007 in Spain, and he also won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2009 in Poland. He has been a member of the Serbian national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship where Serbia was defeated 99-88 by Lithuania in the game for the bronze medal.
Awards and accomplishments
- 5x Serbian Championships: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
- 2x Serbian Cups: 2008, 2009
- 3x Adriatic Championships: 2007, 2008, 2009
- Spanish King's Cup: 2012
- Adriatic League Final Four MVP: 2009
- Euroleague Rising Star: 2009
Serbian national team
- FIBA EuroBasket 2009: Silver
Euroleague career statistics
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- Draftexpress.com 240 pounds.
- Euroleague.net Adriatic League Final Four.
- "Partizan's Velickovic takes Rising Star Trophy". Euroleague.net. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- "REAL MADRID lands Rising Star Velickovic". Euroleague.net. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- Carchia, E. "Ante Tomic and Novica Velickovic to leave Real Madrid". Sportando. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- "Novica Veličković u Mega Vizuri". b92.net. Retrieved 16 May 2013.(Serbian)
- "Mega Vizura signs Novica Velickovic on a short-term contract". Sportando. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
- "Novica 37p, Vizura prati Partizan". b92.net. Retrieved 16 May 2013.(Serbian)
- "Veličković ab sofort im Brose-Dress". brosebaskets.de. Retrieved 5 August 2013.(German)
- "Brose Baskets Bamberg announced Novica Velickovic". Sportando. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
- "BROSE BASKETS bags former Rising Star Velickovic". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
- "Veličković napustio Bamberg". B92.net. Retrieved 20 February 2014. (Serbian)
- "VELIKO POJAČANJE ZA MEGA VIZURU, POVRATAK NOVICE VELIČKOVIĆA U NAŠ TIM!". bcmegabasket.net. Retrieved 24 February 2014. (Serbian)
- "Trabzonspor announces Hardy, Simmons and Velickovic". sportando.net. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- "Veličković se seli u Tursku". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 June 2014.
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