Uroš Slokar

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Uroš Slokar
Uroš Slokar.jpg
No. 55 – Tuenti Móvil Estudiantes
Position Power forward / Center
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1983-05-14) May 14, 1983 (age 31)
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovenian
Listed height 6 ft 10.75 in (2.10 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Pro career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2003 Slovan Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2003–2005 Benetton Treviso (Italy)
2005 Snaidero Udine (Italy)
2005–2006 Benetton Treviso (Italy)
2006-2007 Toronto Raptors
2007–2008 Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia)
2008–2009 Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)
2009–2010 Union Olimpija (Slovenia)
2010 Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
2010–2011 Assignia Manresa (Spain)
2011–2012 Virtus Roma (Italy)
2012–2013 Gran Canaria (Spain)
2013 Alba Berlin (Germany)
2013–present Estudiantes (Spain)
Career highlights and awards

Uroš Slokar (Chinese: 乌家) (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈurɔʃ ˈslokar]; born May 14, 1983) is a Slovenian professional basketball player, formerly of the NBA's Toronto Raptors.

Pro career[edit]

After playing two seasons in the Slovenian basketball league, Slokar moved to Italy's Serie A in 2003, where he represented Benneton Treviso and Pallalcesto Amatori Udine. Upon his 2005 NBA Draft selection by the Toronto Raptors (58th overall), he remained a further season in Europe. His NBA season input consisted of 20 games, whose outcomes were often decided, as the Raptors won a first ever Atlantic Division title.

On August 16, 2007, Slokar signed a one-year deal with Triumph Lyubertsy, formerly known as Dynamo Moscow Region, which plays in the Russian Super League and the European Eurocup. After one season in Russia, he returned to Italy and signed with Fortitudo Bologna for the next two years.

For the 2009-10 season he returned to Slovenia, where he played for Union Olimpija. He later left the club for Montepaschi Siena.

In October 2010 he signed with the Spanish League club Assignia Manresa.[1]

In August 2011 he signed with Lottomatica Roma.[2] One year later, in July 2012, he came back to Spain to play with CB Gran Canaria.[3] On October 31, 2013, he signed a six-week contract with Alba Berlin.[4]

In December 2013, he signed a two-month deal with CB Estudiantes.[5][6]

Slovenian national team[edit]

Slokar (#4) at Eurobasket 2009

Internationally, Slokar has played with Slovenia at the 1999 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, the 2005 FIBA European Championship, the 2007 FIBA European Championship, the 2009 FIBA European Championship, the 2011 FIBA European Championship, the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men 2008, the 2006 FIBA World Championship and the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Awards and achievements[edit]


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