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.
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.
In August 2011 he signed with Lottomatica Roma. One year later, in July 2012, he came back to Spain to play with CB Gran Canaria. On October 31, 2013, he signed a six-week contract with Alba Berlin.
In December 2013, he signed a two-month deal with CB Estudiantes.
Slovenian national team
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.
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