Adnan Hodžić

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Adnan Hodžić
Personal information
Born (1988-12-06) 6 December 1988 (age 28)
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Bosnian / American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school North Central (Indianapolis, Indiana)
College Lipscomb (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Position Power forward
Career history
2011–2012 Walter Tigers Tübingen
2012–2013 BBC Monthey
2013–2014 Al Arabi
2014–2015 Aries Trikala
Career highlights and awards

Adnan Hodžić (born 6 December 1988) is a Bosnian-American professional basketball player. A 6'8" power forward, Hodžić played college basketball for Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Hodžić is notable both for winning the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year and for leading the NCAA in field goal percentage as a junior in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.

High school[edit]

Hodžić and his family emigrated from war-torn Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994 after Adnan needed treatment for an eye injury sustained while playing with a friend. Ultimately settling in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., Hodžić attended North Central High School with future NBA player Eric Gordon. Back injuries kept him from competing on the AAU circuit, keeping him off the radar of major conference programs. Hodžić chose to attend Lipscomb University and play for coach Scott Sanderson.[1]

College[edit]

After making the Atlantic Sun all-freshman team in his first year at Lipscomb, Hodžić became one of the top post players in the conference as a sophomore. He averaged 16.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game and made the all-conference first team.[2] In his junior year, Hodžić really broke out, leading the Bisons to a share of the Atlantic Sun regular season championship. He averaged 22.7 points per game, finishing second in the nation in scoring. He also shot 60.4 percent from the floor to lead the country in field goal accuracy. Hodžić was named Atlantic Sun player of the year and an AP honorable mention All-American.[3]

Following his junior season, Hodžić declared for the 2010 NBA Draft but did not hire an agent.[4] After participating in workouts, Hodžić withdrew his name from consideration and decided to return to Lipscomb for his senior season.[5]

Professional[edit]

On 13 July 2011 Hodžić signed a one-year contract with Walter Tigers Tuebingen of the German BBL.[6] In October 2013, he signed with Al Arabi of the Qatari Basketball League.[7] In November 2014, he signed with Aries Trikala of the Greek Basket League.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Walker IV (28 January 2011). "Bosnian native embraces game, playing at Lipscomb". The Tennesseean. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Lipscomb biography, accessed 7 February 2011
  3. ^ Hodžić Named Honorable Mention All-American Archived January 10, 2011, on Wayback Machine., accessed February 7, 2011
  4. ^ Hodžić enters draft, not hiring agent, accessed 7 February 2011
  5. ^ Adnan Hodžić withdraws from NBA draft, accessed 7 February 2011
  6. ^ The Walter Tigers Tuebingen Continue Their Love Affair With NCAA Rookies Bringing In Adnan Hodzic
  7. ^ "Al Arabi Doha lands Nenad Zivcevic and Adnan Hodzic". Eurobasket.com. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Adnan Hodzic (ex Al Arabi) joins Trikalla". Eurobasket.com. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 

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