Predrag Samardžiski

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Predrag Samardžiski
Предраг Самарџиски
MZT Skopje
Position Center
League Macedonian First League
Adriatic League
Personal information
Born (1986-04-11) April 11, 1986 (age 28)
Skopje, SFRY, (now Republic of Macedonia)
Nationality Macedonian
Listed height 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in)
Listed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 Partizan
2005–2010 FMP
2010–2011 Olin Edirne
2011–2013 Lietuvos rytas
2013 Red Star Belgrade
2013–2014 Mersin BB
2014 TED Ankara Kolejliler
2014–present MZT Aerodrom
Career highlights and awards

Predrag Samardžiski (Macedonian: Предраг Самарџиски; born April 11, 1986) is a Macedonian professional basketball player who curently plays for MZT Aerodrom of the Macedonian First League.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1]

In January 2013 he returned to Adriatic league by signing a contract with Crvena zvezda until the end of 2012–13 season.[2] On Jule 1, 2013, he signed with Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi.[3] In July 2014, he signed with TED Ankara Kolejliler.[4] On 10 December, 2014 he signed a release agreement with TED Ankara and became a free agent.[5] On 18 December 2014 he signed with MZT Aerodrom.[6][7]

International career[edit]

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.

Main flaws[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lietuvos Rytas agrees terms with Dzikic and Samardziski
  2. ^ "Samardžiski potpisao za Zvezdu". KK Crvena Zvezda Official webpage (in Serbian). 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Mersin agreed to terms with Predrag Samardziski". Sportando.net. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Predrag Samardziski inks with TED Ankara". Sportando.com. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Predrag Samardziski leaves TED Kolejieler Ankara
  6. ^ Официјално: Самарџиски е нов кошаркар на МЗТ Скопје
  7. ^ Predrag Samardziski signs with MZT Skopje

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