|League||Macedonian First League
April 11, 1986 |
Skopje, SFRY, (now Republic of Macedonia)
|Listed height||2.15 m (7 ft 1 in)|
|Listed weight||275 lb (125 kg)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2013||Red Star Belgrade|
|2014||TED Ankara Kolejliler|
|Career highlights and awards|
Samardžiski started career at KK Partizan in the 2001–02 season. He then played with KK FMP for five years (2005–2010). In August 2010, he signed for Olin Edirne of Turkey. In May 2011 he signed with BC Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania.
In January 2013 he returned to Adriatic league by signing a contract with Crvena zvezda until the end of 2012–13 season. On Jule 1, 2013, he signed with Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi. In July 2014, he signed with TED Ankara Kolejliler. On 10 December, 2014 he signed a release agreement with TED Ankara and became a free agent. On 18 December 2014 he signed with MZT Aerodrom.
Samardžiski plays for the Macedonian national team. He was a member of the team at the EuroBasket 2009 and he was also a key member of team that reached the semi-finals at the EuroBasket 2011, averaging 5.8 points per game throughout the tournament and ending up among the top ten shot blockers. On the 21st of July, Samardžiski was named the new captain of the Macedonian national team, after the withdrawal of Pero Antić.
Before the EuroBasket 2011, Samardžiski's greatest flaw was considered to be his inability to dunk, despite him being 2.14m tall. However, in the semi-finals against Spain, where he replaced the injured Todor Gečevski as starting center, he dunked the ball twice against Spanish centers Pau and Mark Gasol. Samardžiski had a memorable game, scoring 12 points, his highest total in the tournament, and adding five rebounds.
- Lietuvos Rytas agrees terms with Dzikic and Samardziski
- "Samardžiski potpisao za Zvezdu". KK Crvena Zvezda Official webpage (in Serbian). 2013-01-25.
- "Mersin agreed to terms with Predrag Samardziski". Sportando.net. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Predrag Samardziski inks with TED Ankara". Sportando.com. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
- Predrag Samardziski leaves TED Kolejieler Ankara
- Официјално: Самарџиски е нов кошаркар на МЗТ Скопје
- Predrag Samardziski signs with MZT Skopje
- Predrag Samardžiski at euroleague.net
- Predrag Samardžiski at abaliga.com
- Predrag Samardžiski at TBLStat.net